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SLP Speech Language Pathology

Sample 1st Paragraph, Bilingual Latina

 

The Master’s Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University in XXXX is my first choice for graduate school for a variety of reasons, most of all the location and the sheer excellence of your program. I feel that I am a good fit with your program as a result of my hardworking character, compassionate disposition, and high level of motivation, seeking a rigorous immersion experience in all aspects of Communication Disorders and Speech Language Therapy across the board, especially in older people. I have solid work experience accompanied by extracurricular engagement and I like very much to think that I am especially adept at working with minority populations, since I am myself a bilingual Latina well read in the area of diversity issues and highly experienced in diversity appreciation and multilingual education.

Sample 1st Paragraph for the Master's in SLP, Speech Language Pathology and Therapy

 

My otherwise idyllic childhood was colored by the suffering of my grandfather from ALS disease; from the age of 6 on, I watched as he gradually lost his ability to speak, swallow, and eventually breathe. When he became unable to talk to us as before, we all suffered, but we also each made extra effort to help him communicate with us in alternative ways. I trace my choice of career as a Speech Language Pathologist to this epoch of my life, near its beginning, yet setting the stage for my preparation for a lifetime of invaluable servic, enriching the lives of clients and their families. It is my conviction that I can do this in the most highly sustainable ways as an SLP professional. I look forward to many decades to come at the service of my community – giving the gift of communication.