Speech Language Pathology


​​​American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ASHA) describes speech language pathologists (SLPs) as  professionals that work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech language pathologists can work in a variety of settings such as schools, health care settings, research or private practice. SLPs often work as part of a interdisciplinary team, which may include physicians, audiologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, teachers and more.  Please visit the ASHA website for details.

To become a speech language pathologist you must earn a bachelor's degree in Communication Science and Disorders or a related field, earn a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, pass the national Praxis Examination in Speech Language Pathology,  complete a clinical fellowship, and obtain the required licensure and certification. Typically a SLP graduate degree is a two year program after your bachelor's degree. 

To learn more about the field of Speech Language Pathology, see the ASHA website.


Jayne Jaskolski, PhD, CCC-SLP

Elia Olivares, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Whitney Postman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Kate McShane, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jessica Wacker, SLPD, CCC-SLP/LBS1
Clinical Assistant Professor

Suzanne Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor