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Tabitha Wills

Tabitha Wills
Major: 
Speech-Language Pathology
BDP Certificate: 
Children & Society
Graduation: 
Spring 2013

I am pursuing a master of science degree in communication sciences and disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Location: Dallas, TX

“In comparing myself to peers in my graduate program, the Bridging Disciplines Programs have given me an advantage in understanding my clients’ diagnoses and more importantly, in understanding and implementing appropriate therapy strategies.”

How did your BDP experience influence your career path and interests?

For one Connecting Experience, I interned at the Capitol School of Austin and worked closely with a speech-language pathologist in a classroom. This helped me understand the tasks involved in this particular work setting, and solidified my interest to work with school-aged children and learn about literacy and language disorders.

What do you value most about your BDP experience?

The Connecting Experiences combined with my mentoring relationships have been the most helpful aspect of my BDP experience. In comparing myself to peers in my graduate program, the BDPs have given me an advantage in understanding my clients’ diagnoses and more importantly, in understanding and implementing appropriate therapy strategies.

In what ways did an interdisciplinary education prepare you for what you are currently doing?

I understand the importance of utilizing strategies from a variety of different disciplines to assist my clients in achi