Communication Disorder: Careers and Clinical ExperienceCommunication Disorder: Careers and Clinical Experience

Communication Disorder: Careers and Clinical Experience

A B.S. in communication disorders at Cal U is the first step in becoming a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). Further graduate study is required to become an SLP. As an SLP, you'll work with patients of all ages and disorders, such as stuttering, stroke, developmental disability, birth defects, traumas and accidents, serious disease, hearing impairment, and voice disorders.

Today, many of our graduates are employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, public and private schools, outpatient clinics, home-care companies, early intervention programs, research labs, governmental agencies, and other services.

Clinical Experience

As a student in our program, you'll also experience hands-on clinical contact. The Department of Communication Disorders provides contact with clients by having you assist in the department's preschool program, the Speech and Hearing Clinic, and the Audiology Clinic.

Where Some of Our Graduates Are Working

  • Allegheny Valley School
  • Family Behavioral Resources
  • The Children's Institute
  • Westmoreland Intermediate Unit