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The Different Graduate Programs For Speech Pathology

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 1:19 am (403 views — 430 words)

Education and training programs are considered to be essential component to attain by an aspirant speech pathologists. People having dilemma in their communication and speech-related skills are often managed by professionals called speech-language therapists, speech therapists, or speech pathologists.


The main goal of graduate programs for speech pathology is to help the aspirant speech pathologist as well as the people with communication, voice, speech difficulties, who want to have a quality of life. In addition, the aspirant speech pathologists must comply all the necessary requirements such as special accreditation or license before practicing the said field of medicine. That's why it is important to finish first the graduate programs for speech pathology before obtaining the license.


Even though master's degree program has really great implication especially when one is applying for a job, he or she must take the bachelor's degree first before going to apply the entry level of work in the field of speech pathology. A high school diploma and a satisfactory in SAT or ACT exams score is very important before could enroll in the bachelor's degree from an accredited school of speech pathology.


After obtaining the bachelor's degree, one could now enroll for master's degree and even take specialized fields in the speech pathology programs and courses. Afterwards, some of these students would like to work as treatment plan coordinator, language pathology assistants, or researchers in development in equipment and dealing with speech disorders. The aspirant speech pathologists who like to enroll in the master's degree should have satisfactory GRE scores upon applying for the different colleges for post graduate degree programs. The subjects and courses taught in master's programs are broad and deal with many clinical experiences.


The Educational Testing Service will conduct a standard exams "Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology", for those who already finished the courses in the graduate programs for speech pathology. Most countries of today, the students must comply on the requirements for license, and these are the 300-375 hours clinical experience under speech pathologists' supervision as well as nine months of clinical experience and practice in their post graduate years. Also, a student can his or her doctorate degree after he or she had finished post graduates programs or after his or her clinical experience in speech pathology for many years.


Actually, the jobs of the speech pathologists are now increasingly in demand and many students are captivated in this career field, which make their full efforts to complete all the necessary requirements in the graduate programs for speech pathology and be a successful speech pathologist in the near future.