Yesterday was my last therapy session with my speech and hearing client. It was an emotional moment for the both of us. Over the past few weeks that I have been working with her, I have grown a connection with her. I can relate to her in so many ways. She is such a special little girl with a lot of potential. I let her know how much I will miss her and how beautiful she is to me. I let her know that she can do anything if she just set her mind to it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. She is really a shy person and has difficulty with learning how to perform social tasks. The attending clinician and I made it a goal to help her overcome her social anxiety. I see myself in her. I really have grown to love her. As a future speech therapist, you learn to grow a relationship with your client. That’s what happened to me. I grew a relationship with her that is unforgettable.
She made me a thank you note for helping her with her speech and being there to support her. She also gave me a chocolate flavored cupcake. I loved it. Every little bit of it. It made me smile to see that I made an impact on someone else’s life. That’s why I chose to go into this profession. I want to be a guide and support system for those who have a physical disability or speech impairment. It has such a rewarding feeling. It’s indescribable. Believe me. It’s an amazing feeling to experience.