Placement and Work Experience
This summer term we have had the pleasure of welcoming two students to our workplace where they have experienced what working in Private Practice looks like.
As part of some Speech and Language Therapy courses, students take part in a block of placement during their studies, in a clinical setting. Over a number of years Sarah Buckley Therapies has offered placement opportunities to students from UCL and City Universities and this year we welcomed Holli, SLT student from City University.
This is what Holli had to say about her experience with us:
“I am thoroughly enjoying my time working with the team at Sarah Buckley Therapies; the ongoing support and enthusiasm has developed my confidence as a soon to qualify Speech and Language Therapist, by increasing my independence and autonomy when delivering therapy and administering assessment. The support and advice I have gained from my Practice Educators has been invaluable, and I feel lucky to have shared my last placement as a student SLT with such an encouraging and collaborative team.”
One of the ways in which we promote excellence in the field of Speech and Language Therapy is offering work experience for those looking to study speech and language therapy. Our work experience programme usually comprises of an induction workshop at our office to introduce the individual to speech and language therapy, and a session of observation in school with a therapist. In this case we offered something a little different. Anna is a year 11 student at Bullers Wood School, who has just completed her GCSE exams.
Anna joined us at our office in Bromley; this is what Anna had to say about her week with us:
“I have loved my week of Work Experience at Sarah Buckley Therapies, and it has solidified my decision to pursue a career in speech and language therapy, as I have been able to gain an invaluable insight into not only the office based aspect, but by watching videos of therapy and talking to members of the team about the day to day life of being a speech and language therapist, I’ve learnt about the clinical side too. It has been an extremely enjoyable week, and I am very grateful to have had this opportunity – thank you!”
We have very much enjoyed welcoming Holli and Anna into our Practice. We wish Holli all the best in her new career as a Speech and Language Therapist and, to Anna, all the best in her further studies.
We look forward to welcoming students again next year.
(P.S. If you are a Speech and Language Therapy student, or will be starting your SLT course next academic year, why not check out our Student Grant Scheme)