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Career Pathways in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (An Allied Health Profession)

Virtual

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM EST

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Description

The professions of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology are allied health professions that many students do not know about. This panel will discuss the professions of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology to include the education requirements, employment settings, and pathways to apply for programs. Additionally, tips will be provided on the application process, what to expect during a program as well as successful completion.

Topic Focus Areas

  • Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS)-who we are and what we do
  • Audiologist (AUD) – Who we are and what we do
  • Employment settings-Where SLPs/AUDs work
  • Education requirements for the profession
  • Admissions-Tips for a successful application/finding a program
  • What to expect as an undergraduate or graduate student in SLP-Clinical Rotations
  • The Fellowship Year
  • Certification/Licensure

Symposium Goals

This session will focus on increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the profession of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Increasing diversity is a strategic objective of the American Speech Language Association. This is further supported by the Haitian Caucus of the American Speech Language Hearing Association which is dedicated to the provision of quality speech, language, and hearing services to all Haitians with identified and/or suspected communication disorders, communication differences, and/or related disorders. One of the goals of the caucus is to raise awareness about the professions of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. This panel will engage students and others to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology.

Objective

This session is designed to inform and recruit Haitian students to pursue careers as Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The participants will hear the experiences, and recommendations of current seasoned professionals in academia/research, practicing professionals, and recent graduates.

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