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. They are prepared to meet professional credentialing 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 and value life-long learning.
To guide our graduate students to become tomorrow’s leaders in speech-language pathology.
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 family/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 poor and underserved people in the community
- provides academic and clinical opportunities for students to meet the standards for state licensure and certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Strategic Goals 2016-2020
- Champion a culture of diversity, inclusion, civility, and collegiality.
- Establish interprofessional partnerships and educational opportunities.
- Pursue professional development, mentoring, and leadership/advancement opportunities for faculty, clinical supervisors, and students.
- Enhance the service delivery capacity, quality, and mission integration of our clinics.
- Ensure Departmental sustainability through recruitment of additional highly-qualified, full-time faculty and staff.
- Develop and enhance areas of expertise in clinical research, services, and education
- Ensure that our curriculum is innovative, evidence-based, and has measurable outcomes.