Speech Language Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. These speech therapists work in many types of settings, including out-patient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, working with all ages. To enter the field of speech-language pathology, one must complete a Masters program from an accredited college or university, along with supervised clinical training.
Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
When a speech-language pathologist student graduates from their accredited graduate program, one must complete a nine-month clinical training internship under supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. During this time, the graduate will learn valuable skills to begin their own career in the speech therapy field. The graduate must take and pass the PRAXIS examination to receive their Certificate of Clinical Competence to begin working.