This emphasis prepares students for admission into graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, or Audiology. Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat disorders related to speech and language as well as cognitive-communication voice, swallowing, and fluency. Audiologists assess and treat hearing loss and aural rehabilitation.
Graduates of entry-level programs are employed in all levels of education, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, extended care and clinical facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12,000 additional speech-language pathologists will be needed to fill the demand between 2–6 and 2016 - and 11% increase in job openings.
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