Half Way There…

I am thrilled to report that I have made it halfway through Level II training! Of course, I can’t seem to get anything done unless I lock myself inside the “office” of our tiny apartment.  My husband is extremely supportive, and is helping me to find the time to complete my work, even if it’s […]

Great Big Baby Steps

If you have ever had the joy of watching a child achieve a goal, you’ll understand what happened in Therapy Station #1 this week.  Progress is being made and goals are being reached!  When my student first came to me, she appeared to be a typical, fun-loving fifth grader.  However, she was really struggling in […]

Summer is Upon Us…

It’s that time of year again…kids are itching to get outside and celebrate summer.  Can we blame them?  It’s beautiful outside!  I want to be right out there with them.  However, I will happily be joining my colleagues in the classroom this summer, learning how to become a better therapist.  I’ve signed up for the […]

All Eyes On Me

Last week I had my first round of what I like to call “fishbowl therapy”.  It was a normal day with my student, except for one thing:  I was being watched.  As an essential part of the mentorship program through NILD, I am to be observed and critiqued on my performance as an Educational Therapist.  […]

Lesson Learned

I did it!  I finished the initial report for my first student, and it took much longer than I expected.  Lesson learned.  As previously mentioned, I have a fabulous mentor who is absolutely supportive and available when it comes to making sure I know what to expect.  We met together on Wednesday to discuss how […]

Update: On a Roll!

I survived my first session!  Here’s a quick update: When it was time to begin, I made my way to the waiting room, where I found my very first student.  Let’s call her Katie.  I introduced myself and invited Katie and her mother to join me in the room where the sessions would take place.  […]

Here I Go!

What a whirlwind this week has been!  Last Monday, while I was visiting the Virginia Living Museum with my family, I received a most unexpected call.  I turned to my husband and said, “I think I need to take this.”  I stepped a few feet away and answered, “Hello?”  I knew it was important, because […]