Members of La Salleís National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) participated in the Autism Walk at Citizen Bank Park on Saturday September 15th.
Speech-language pathologists care for patients of all ages with communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists assess, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and related disorders.
Four Year Program:
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Speech-Language-Hearing Science Four-Year option is a traditional program to prepare students for graduate work in speech-language pathology. The requirements for the BS degree include 120 credits.
The bachelorís degree can be earned as a terminal degree. However, the masterís degree is the recognized credential in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and is required for national certification, state licensure, and Pennsylvania Teacher Certification for Speech and Language Disabilities.
Five Year Program:
La Salle University is offers a unique, accelerated five-year program, which involves undergraduate to graduate education leading to a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Master of Science for Students with an Undergraduate Degree:
La Salle University's Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program offers a Master of Science degree for students who have an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology, audiology or speech-language-hearing science. In addition, those students with an undergraduate degree in a related field can pursue the master's degree after completing prerequisite courses.
The five-year and MS Programs are designed to prepare students to qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) which involves academic and supervised practicum requirements.