Speech therapy is a field of service that helps clients (people of all ages) with speech disorders and other language-related issues. These may come up after a stroke, as part of trauma recovery, or as a result of illness. Speech therapists are trained to help clients overcome these challenges by working together on specific communication goals. The field requires excellent interpersonal skills and a compassion for others in order to succeed. It can be an incredibly rewarding career path for those interested in helping others communicate effectively.
The Speech Therapy Certificate program is designed to help students gain the skills they need to evaluate and treat clients with speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders. This program enriches the knowledge base of practicing teachers and prepares them for state licensure by providing additional training in speech-language pathology. This certificate does not confer any additional academic degrees to you, but it does signify that you have completed the requirements for this program. The program coordinator with your department will be in touch with you soon to let you know where and when your certificate will be available for pick-up.