First-Year Speech-Language Pathology Student: Haley Tevnan
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First-Year Speech-Language Pathology Student: Haley Tevnan

Hello! My name is Haley Tevnan and I am a first year Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) student and Treasurer of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) organization here at Salus University. I am a Penn State alumna with an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Haley Tevnan holding a coffeeI want to pursue a career in the field of SLP because I have a strong interest in helping clients meet and exceed their goals. Communication is the basis of advocacy and I am passionate about ensuring my future clients have a voice to express their wants and needs. 

When choosing a graduate program, the Salus University SLP program stood out to me for a number of reasons. The emphasis on early clinical exposure, evidence-based practice, and a supportive faculty of clinical educators and professors were some of the main reasons for my decision to attend Salus. 

As a student with one semester completed, I am thrilled with the clinical experience I have garnered so far and look forward to learning more about the field.

Below is what a typical day in my life looks like as a Salus SLP student and student clinician:

6:15 a.m.: Wake up, make breakfast, pack lunch/gym clothes and get dressed for the day! 

7:00 a.m: Leave my house; I adhere to a strict 7:00 a.m. departure because stopping at Dunkin’ is a non-negotiable. 

7:45 a.m.: Arrive on campus and prepare all my note-taking materials before class begins. 

8:00 - 1:00 p.m.: I have two classes during this time, one is Research Design and the second is focused on Dysphagia, which is a swallowing disorder. 

1:05 p.m.: Leave campus and go to the YMCA in Warminster for a quick workout and shower before clinic.

3:00 - 5:15 p.m.: Report to KI Preschool across the street from Salus. This is one of the many potential sites for an off-campus clinic that allows Salus SLP students the opportunity to help facilitate early speech and language enriching environments within the Elkins Park, Pennsylvania community. 

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: Debrief the session with our Clinical Educator and discuss plans for next week.

6:45 p.m.: Home! I make myself dinner, complete any class assignments or clinical documentation and end the night with a 30 minute sitcom. (Right now, I’ve been loving Brooklyn 99) 

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