Prepare for a career in speech-language pathology or audiology by learning to diagnose and treat a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders in patients. Learn about SHU’s Graduate Program, Undergraduate Minor or SLP Online Prerequisite Series.
Why Study Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-language pathologists help people who are struggling with the most basic and critical of skills: speaking, communicating and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists need to have a strong desire to help people, a strong scientific background, and the warmth, sensitivity and resourcefulness to work with people having difficulty communicating. Speech-language pathologists have daily opportunities to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.
Speech-language pathologists often work as part of a team, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others. Corporate speech-language pathologists also work with employees to improve communication with their customers, or modify foreign accents of workers to increase their communication potential. Some speech-language pathologists work with actors and singers to enhance their vocal skills.
Latest News & Events
Sacred Heart Opens New Audiology Clinic to the Public
July 17, 2018
The Sacred Heart University Audiology Clinic has opened its doors to the Bridgeport community and invites area residents to make an appointment to get their hearing loss diagnosed and treated. The full-service clinic delivers hearing health care for individuals across the lifespan, while providing SHU speech-language pathology students with the opportunity to accrue required clinical hours in audiology and aural rehabilitation under the supervision of a licensed audiologist.
Sacred Heart Chapter of the NSSLHA Awarded 2018 Gold Chapter Honors
July 13, 2018
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (National NSSLHA) has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at Sacred Heart University with 2018 Gold Chapter Honors.
SHU Magazine: Professor Aims to Learn from People Who Stutter and Inspire Therapists
June 26, 2018
"Jill Douglass, speech-language pathology (SLP) professor at Sacred Heart University, hopes to accomplish a number of things through her research and experience. Two of her major goals include guiding SLP students in conducting comprehensive and client-centered therapy for people who stutter and decreasing the impact stuttering has on individuals who stutter..."