Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-07-16

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233530

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/656929

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, July 16, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:16-JGE:403LO-R: C-M Y-K 1006741v4 ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l CAREERONE.COM.AU Speech pathologist Katherine Sanchez works with people with communication difficulties Degree of confidence from course Katherine Sanchez hasmade it her mission to help thosewho struggle to communicate, writesDANIEL HOY The course gave me the specialist knowledge and experience I needed to hit the ground running ONE of the challengesof completing a university degree is putting all the theory you have learned into practice. That challenge is one that speech pathologist Katherine Sanchez has tackled head on. After finishing a bachelor of speech pathology degree, with honours, at La Trobe University last year, Sanchez got a job as a speech pathologist at Sunshine Hospital, in Melbourne. Sanchez works with young children who have complex needs, including difficulties with communication. My clients are outpatients, which means they are not actually staying at the hospital, Sanchez says. I work with children and families on a one-to-one basis, in groups, or conjointly with other healthcare professionals to address their needs before they start school. During her course, Sanchezs clinical placements enabled her to work with a variety of people, including elderly stroke victims, Aboriginal children in the Queensland Outback and babies who were having trouble feeding after heart surgery. My placements were the best part of my course, she says. It provided an amazing opportunity to learn about people, families, cultures, health care and the impact of communication and feeding/ swallowing disorders. Sanchez also enjoyed the smaller class sizes at university, which facilitated strong relationships with fellow classmates and teaching staff. The course gave me the specialist knowledge and experience I needed to hit the ground running when I started my first job, she says. She advises people interested in this career to research the many areas in which speech pathologists can work. The Speech Pathology Australia website is a great starting point, Sanchez says. TOP FIVE TIPS n If youre still at school, make the most of your English classes. Good writing and speaking is important to speech pathology. n Take advantage of all the resources you can to research what speech pathology is, and what a speech pathologist does. n Seek out some work experience in public hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health centres or schools. n Get some experience with the sorts of people speech pathologistsworkwith. n Keep an open mind. Many who were sure theywanted to workwith children have ended upwith adults, and vice versa. Speech Pathology Australia at www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au


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