There are many challenging days, however I think about the benefits the child will gain and how it is increasing my growth as an SSA and in the future, transitioning to a therapist. This job has helped me with graduate school, financially and academically. Often times when I am learning new material in class, it always relates to my occupation which makes school and work smooth and easy to retain information. This is an awesome opportunity for growth and to spread knowledge amongst peers and co-workers. The skills and experience that I am gaining and learning in school has increased my confidence in school to be on the track to becoming a well-versed therapist.
Karen Johnson, Student Support Assistant