Speech-Language Therapy in Belize!

Megan Phelps Start Date: Mar 17, 2018 - End Date: Jul 16, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Cultural Exchange

My Travel Story

by: Megan Phelps Start Date: Mar 17, 2018 - End Date: Jul 16, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Cultural Exchange
Hi Everyone! As most of you know, I am completely in love with my career path and my graduate studies at NYU.  My dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist is SO close, and supplementing my last year of grad school with a therapy abroad trip to Belize is going to be amazing.  I'm going to have a rare opportunity to make an impact on kids and families in Belize, while honing in on my skills as a student clinician.  Not only will this be a great resume booster, but it will also open my eyes and heart to just how meaninful this career path can be.  This is a priceless experience that does, however,  come with a price tag.  Every dollar earned through my work and every dollar donated is going to make a difference in this journey.  While some of my epenses have already been covered through my savings account, I still have a long way to go!
General Information
"This 9 day program is based in the Central American country of Belize and is intended for graduate students ages 20 and up who are interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology (speech therapy), audiology or a related field. This is an ideal program for students who want to take advantage of working alongside professional American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredited speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and Therapy Abroad staff. Students will gain hands-on experience, provide school and medical based screenings and evaluations, develop and implement intervention plans, gain skilled professional observation hours and one-on-one time with SLPs and other professionals. Students will also work in small groups developing and implementing training and education programs for teachers and parents."

Benefits for Students Who Participate in this Program Include:
Hands-on experience
Build experience for resume
Learn from ASHA licensed SLPs with International experience
Learn & practice Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Cultural responsiveness
Learn from professionals in small discussion based groups: Topics include disorder vs difference, oral motor and feeding techniques, applied behavior analysis, working with culturally & linguistically diverse groups and more.
Practice skills in a multicultural environment
Learn to compare and contrast speech-language pathology services in developing countries with those of your own country.
Intercultural exchange in creative learning environment
Increased skills of intercultural communication
Experience in research and collaboration
Greater international understandings of social issues
Better understanding of global social change
Greater understanding of inequalities and differences in world systems
International travel experience