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“Getting to experience that approach to therapy (social model)..that in uni you don’t come across, I worked in a way that I didn’t know I could.”

Layla, Newcastle University student and speech pathologist at Everyday Independence

Video transcript

Doing my placement at Everyday Independence brought back a bit of a passion for the profession. I had lost a little bit along the way in uni, got a bit burnt out and bogged down in assignments. And coming and doing a placement here and seeing the big impact that you can have on people’s everyday life and being able to work in a person-centered approach with someone made me feel like I was making a difference.

It felt like it was worthwhile work, putting all of the paper knowledge into practice, in a really enabling way. So, getting to experience that approach to therapy that lots of places don’t have or in uni that you don’t really come across.

I worked in a way that I didn’t know I could as a speech pathologist. I didn’t really know that this was a role or area that I could be working in. And yeah, I love it.

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