Communication Disorders And Speech Pathology Schools
Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology programs prepare students to assess and treat speech and language disorders. They study communication science with an emphasis on language and speech in adults and children. They graduate and work in rehabilitation centers, schools, special education facilities, hospitals, and in their own private practices. They learn basic principles and theories of communication science, as well as the modern application of these principles and theories. They then move on to study more specific teaching and intervention techniques.
Graduates can gain employment as speech language pathologists, pursue graduate studies in communication science, or develop a related career in health care or education. They understand the fundamental relationships between neurological, acoustic, linguistic, psychological, and biological communication and learning. They also have more specialized knowledge in communications disorders. They typically go through some type of supervised clinical practicum in order to prepare for graduation and their career.