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Visitation Days

The Speech-Language Pathology program will host open houses from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the following Fridays:

September 18, 2015
October 9, 2015
November 6, 2015
December 11, 2015
January 15, 2016
February 12, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 15, 2016

During each open house, tours of the program and clinic will be offered, and graduate and undergraduate students and faculty will be available to answer questions. If you’re interested, stop in the Instructional Materials Center, Founders Hall Room 1208, the day of the open house. Please e-mail or (618)650-3494 to R.S.V.P. We look forward to seeing you!

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at SIUE

The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology and audiology provides students with a scientific and clinical background for understanding communication disorders. Students acquire knowledge in basic sciences, normal processes and the development of speech, language and hearing. Students also study disorders of speech, language and hearing, review assessment methods and procedures in communication disorders, and engage in clinical practicum. The courses are taught by committed faculty who regularly publish and present their research findings at local, national, and international conferences. Furthermore, students are encouraged to engage in scholarly activities with faculty either through volunteering or as part of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program at SIUE. Examples of recent student presentations can be found here.

The program at SIUE operates the Speech-Language-Hearing Center, which provides intervention and assessment for children and adults with a wide range of communication problems. The first floor of the Center, located in Founders Hall, includes eight fully equipped treatment rooms and an observation suite. The audiology suite, located on the third floor of the Center, includes two sound booths and a lab area for audiological assessment and specialty hearing assessments.

Students in the undergraduate program observe, assist and assume client responsibilities in the Speech-Language-Hearing Center during their senior year. Students participate in the Speech-Language-Hearing Center as soon as they enter the program through course assignments.

Why Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

A degree in speech-language pathology and audiology provides pre-professional training for students wishing to enter graduate school and pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Students also are prepared for a variety of other career options.

Career Opportunities

Certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists find employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community clinics, colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, industry, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes. Some certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists enter public-school settings, where state and federal legislation have required service delivery to all children with communication disorders. Other certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists establish private practices or become affiliated with physicians. Employment possibilities are plentiful.

Career options are also available for students with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. They include speech aide, speech assistant, or speech implementer. Some students with a bachelor’s degree have found careers in medical sales, medical publications or rehabilitation administration. Others have pursued master’s degrees in other areas including special education, other health-care fields, and some have entered medical school.

Sample Curriculum >>

speech path
Kathryn Brady, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Missouri, Columbia

Steffany M. Chleboun, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Amie M. King, Ph.D.,
2010, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

Marie Klopfenstein, Ph.D.,
2012, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

James V. Panico, Ph.D.,
2005, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Teralandur K. Parthasarathy, Ph.D.,
1987, University of Texas - Dallas

Mrs. Erica Shepard
Clinic Coordinator

Mrs. Patty Awalt 
Clinical Instructor

Mr. Tedd Masiongale 
Clinical Instructor

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