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WHAT IS A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST?

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) evaluates, diagnoses and treats speech, language and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages — from infants to the elderly in a variety of job settings.  Some departments in the country are referred to as CSD departments, like ours. This stands for Communication Sciences and Disorders. If you are looking for an exciting career in health career, come visit our department and learn about our program!

ESSSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

To function in a broad variety of clinical situations, and to render a wide spectrum of patient/client care, individuals must have the following five types of skills:

  • Communication
  • Motor
  • Intellectual-cognitive
  • Sensory-observational
  • Behavioral-social

These skills enable a student to meet graduate and professional requirements as measured by state licensure and national certification. Many of these skills can be learned and developed during the course of the graduate program through coursework and clinical experience.

Please see Essential Functions here: Essential Functions 2014.pdfEssential Functions 2014.pdf