The Pre-Speech Language Pathology (PreSLP) program provides post-baccalaureate students who do not have the required background in communication sciences and disorders with the prerequisite courses in basic human communication sciences needed to apply to a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
This unique program offers the recommended 10 required undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders courses online and on campus, affording students the choice of a flexible schedule to pursue the needed prerequisites for the Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology.
In addition to the 10 required undergraduate courses, the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification guidelines require students to complement their courses in basic human communication sciences with additional courses. These guidelines require students to have both a biology and physical science course. In addition, students need to have courses in the social and behavioral sciences, and a statistics course. Currently, La Salle does not offer most of these courses via distance. Students who have not completed these requirements on the undergraduate level may have to take these courses on either La Salle’s campus or at another institution to gain the credits needed to be accepted into a master’s program.
Upon completing the PreSLP program, students demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
Students are strongly encouraged to take all the required PreSLP courses unless their records indicate that they have taken equivalent courses and earned a grade of B or higher in those courses. By completing the PreSLP program, students are prepared to apply to a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. However, entrance into the PreSLP program does not guarantee acceptance into La Salle’s graduate Speech-Language Pathology program.
If you are interested in the La Salle University’s Speech-Language Pathology Master’s program please click here to read more on the Graduate Web site.