“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” ~ Pablo Picasso
Our friend Picasso has given us several genius quotes to peak back on. The quote shared above has been on my heart lately due to recently starting the beginnings of my graduate studies. So how did this come up?
After chatting with a friend about the grueling flashcards and memorization that is higher education, I came to the realization that I need to find a way to create while living in this gruel. I started studying speech-language pathology with the desire to build the bridge between play and reality. How can I do that if I am staring at phonetic flashcards?
How do I "break the rules?" How do I color outside of the lines in these textbooks and therapy sessions?
Simple. I created a "do this, so that" format for creative individuals who are struggling to stay in touch during higher education. Here's the format. Learn this --> Create that.
Learning this TASK will help me CREATE that.
My Mission: Incorporate Theatre into Speech Therapy
Learn - Articulation disorders + troubled words ---> Create - Theatre passages, games, or tongue twisters that can help with certain words + articulatory tools.
Learn - Cognitive Disorders ---> Create - Expressive movements that work with paralysis, helping clients use their bodies in a healthy way to create, move, and express.