La Salle University’s Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program provides a research-oriented, clinically-based curriculum grounded in theoretical, ethical, and clinical knowledge in communication sciences and disorders. Students learn to think critically and communicate effectively to meet professional credentialing requirements, including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification as speech-language pathologists. Students gain knowledge and skills to evaluate, treat, and advocate for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders in a pluralistic society. Students learn to analyze and integrate research into clinical practice, recognize diverse client/caregiver perspectives and values, and pursue life-long learning.
Inspiring students to become accomplished speech-language pathologists who serve, empower, and advocate for all people affected by communication and swallowing disorders.
As leaders in the education and preparation of professionals in communication and swallowing disorders, La Salle University Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department:
- cultivates a collegial learning environment within the university and global community
- develops leaders in advocacy for people with communication and swallowing disorders
- enhances the lives of people with communication and swallowing disorders and their families/caregivers through the provision of quality services
- attracts diverse, talented, and caring students and faculty
- observes the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and respect for human dignity
- integrates reason and faith in the provision of services, including assisting the poor and underserved people in the community
- provides academic and clinical opportunities for students to meet the standards for state licensure and national certification
Strategic Goals 2023-2028
- Enhance the service delivery capacity, quality, and mission integration of our clinics.
- Establish interprofessional partnerships and educational opportunities.
- Ensure that our curriculum is innovative, evidence-based, and has measurable outcomes.
- Strengthen our national reputation as a leader in clinical education.
- Pursue professional development, mentoring, and leadership/advancement opportunities for faculty, clinical supervisors, and students.