A career in communication disorders<br />A guide to speech pathology writing and reading requirements.<br />By: Dana Byrum...
Speech Pathology<br />The scientific study of “malfunctions of speech and voice, as stuttering, lisping, and of language d...
Requirements and Resources<br />High School Diploma.<br />B.S.E. in Communication Disorders.<br />M.S. in Speech Language ...
Wages Expected for SLP’s and the Top Paying Industries.<br />Arkansas<br />Hourly mean wage $28.46<br />Annual mean wage $...
Things you will be learning. www.googleimages.com<br />
Things you will be learning. www.googleimages.com<br />
Things you will learn. www.googleimages.com<br />
Helpful Reading Material<br />American Journal of Audiology<br />American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology<br />Journa...
American Journal of Audiology<br />Established in 1991 the American Journal of Audiology tries to inform people about Audi...
ASHA Leader<br />Contains material important to any future speech language pathologist or to an existing SLP.<br />Lists o...
Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing<br />Published in 1991, the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing runs twice a ...
Reading/Writing Suggestions from Larry Aslin, M.A. SLP/Audiology<br />Professor Aslin is the director of CDIS program and ...
More with Larry Aslin<br />Writing is an every day thing for Professor Aslin.  He teaches an anatomy and audiology class w...
Fran HagstromAssociate Professor of Communication Disorders<br />Professor Hagstrom is a teacher of Language Development a...
-Hagstrom likes to choolse journals from a table of content online at American Psychologist to read.</li></li></ul><li>Mor...
Rewards of SLP’s<br />Teaching a child to speak.  Giving him confidence to interact with others.<br />
Rewards<br />Giving back what someone lost through a stroke, brain trauma, or accident.<br />
Rewards<br />Helping people reconnect through speech.  Increasing their social environment and giving them confidence to s...
Other Opportunities for SLP’s www.military.com<br />Army has many opportunities in their medical corps.<br />Active or Res...
Bibliography<br />Aslin, Larry. Personal Interview. 02 December 	2009<br />American Speech, Language, and Hearing Associat...
Bibliography	<br />Hagstrom, Fran. Personal Interview. 23  	November 2009<br />Military. 2008. Web.04 December 2009<br />P...
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A Career In Communication Disorders

  1. 1. A career in communication disorders<br />A guide to speech pathology writing and reading requirements.<br />By: Dana Byrum<br />
  2. 2. Speech Pathology<br />The scientific study of “malfunctions of speech and voice, as stuttering, lisping, and of language disturbances, as aphasia or delayed language acquisition”(dictionary.com).<br />It is Concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of speech defects and disorders. (dictionary.com)<br />
  3. 3. Requirements and Resources<br />High School Diploma.<br />B.S.E. in Communication Disorders.<br />M.S. in Speech Language Pathology.<br />Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language pathology of the American Speech language and Hearing Association. (ASHA)<br />National Student Speech Language and hearing Association. (NSSLA)<br />Dues are $5 locally.<br />Monthly meetings discussing upcoming events in the field.<br />Opportunities to network with other professionals in the field.<br />
  4. 4. Wages Expected for SLP’s and the Top Paying Industries.<br />Arkansas<br />Hourly mean wage $28.46<br />Annual mean wage $59,200<br /># of SLP’s 1,360<br />New Jersey <br />Hourly mean wage $37.54<br />Annual mean wage $78,080<br /># of SLP’s 3,240<br />http://data.bls.gov/<br />Industry Annual wages<br />Elementary and Secondary Schools $60,970<br />Home Health Care $84,660<br />Nursing Care Facilities $79,640<br />Medical and Diagnostic Lab $100,590<br />http://data.bls.gov<br />
  5. 5. Things you will be learning. www.googleimages.com<br />
  6. 6. Things you will be learning. www.googleimages.com<br />
  7. 7. Things you will learn. www.googleimages.com<br />
  8. 8. Helpful Reading Material<br />American Journal of Audiology<br />American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology<br />Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research<br />Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools<br />ASHA Leader<br />Leader Online<br />
  9. 9. American Journal of Audiology<br />Established in 1991 the American Journal of Audiology tries to inform people about Audiology. <br />A journal that allows professionals to contribute. They may submit articles with a minimum of 40 pages and must follow certain guidelines.<br />Articles listed in the American Journal of Audiology covers all areas of Audiology including: screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention.<br />
  10. 10. ASHA Leader<br />Contains material important to any future speech language pathologist or to an existing SLP.<br />Lists opportunities locally or internationally.<br />Reveals ongoing research and the details.<br />Lists obituaries of the SLP’s we have lost.<br />Is printed twice a month to keep up to date on all Speech Language news.<br />Comes in an easy magazine form that can be delivered to your home. <br />
  11. 11. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing<br />Published in 1991, the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing runs twice a month. <br />Starting in January 1, 2010 it will be online only.<br />Articles in the Journal of SLH talk of the processes and disorders of hearing, language, and speech. It also discusses the diagnosis and treatment of the disorders.<br />People may submit experiments, theoretical, tutorials, and/or review pieces.<br />
  12. 12. Reading/Writing Suggestions from Larry Aslin, M.A. SLP/Audiology<br />Professor Aslin is the director of CDIS program and will also be you advisor when you are excepted into the program as a Junior.<br />-He reads the newspaper every day, goes online to www.asha.org once a week, reads The ASHA Leader once a month, and continues to read about current research in Communication Disorders through out the year. <br />-He believes students should concentrate on their studies and use The ASHA Leader as a reference for information when looking for a job. Aslin is concerned about the present situation of students and not what they are reading and writing about unless it concerns their studies.<br />
  13. 13. More with Larry Aslin<br />Writing is an every day thing for Professor Aslin. He teaches an anatomy and audiology class where writing grades, reports, handouts, and tests are constant.<br />He also encourages students to write down notes to help study and keep things fresh in their mind.<br />Aslin is an advisor to many students and writes down schedules for them and what they need to be doing to be accepted into the program.<br />
  14. 14. Fran HagstromAssociate Professor of Communication Disorders<br />Professor Hagstrom is a teacher of Language Development and is an avid reader of current research. She has been published in several journals for her collaboration in research.<br />-Hagstrom enjoys reading the Northwest Arkansas Times every day, APA Monitor once a week, The ASHA Leader twice a month, and American Psychologist Journal throughout the year.<br /><ul><li>She is always writing. There are budgets, reports on AC program and Speech and Hearing Clinic. She does advanced writing on research and online.
  15. 15. -Hagstrom likes to choolse journals from a table of content online at American Psychologist to read.</li></li></ul><li>More on Hagstrom<br />Professor Hagstrom believes students should keep a journal everyday to write in. This will help writing skills in the future. <br />She also thinks students interested in the field should read the handbook of Speech, Language, and Hearing; ASHA leader; and biographies of people who have lived with speech problems and find out if you want to help. <br />
  16. 16. Rewards of SLP’s<br />Teaching a child to speak. Giving him confidence to interact with others.<br />
  17. 17. Rewards<br />Giving back what someone lost through a stroke, brain trauma, or accident.<br />
  18. 18. Rewards<br />Helping people reconnect through speech. Increasing their social environment and giving them confidence to succeed.<br />
  19. 19. Other Opportunities for SLP’s www.military.com<br />Army has many opportunities in their medical corps.<br />Active or Reserve<br />International Opportunities<br />Need M.A. and Graduate of American Medical Association.<br />Annual possibility $100,000 plus benefits.<br />
  20. 20. Bibliography<br />Aslin, Larry. Personal Interview. 02 December 2009<br />American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. ASHA, 1997. Web. 04 Dec. 2009<br />Bureau of Labor Statistics. Washington, D.C, 2009. Web. 04 Dec. 2009<br />Google. Google images, 2009. Web. 04 Dec. 2009<br />
  21. 21. Bibliography <br />Hagstrom, Fran. Personal Interview. 23 November 2009<br />Military. 2008. Web.04 December 2009<br />Pratt, Dr. Sheila. University of Pittsburgh. American Journal of Audiology. 2009<br />Schlauch, Dr. Robert. University of Minnesota. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing. 2009<br />

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