The Communication Sciences and Disorders program seeks to prepare young men and women to work in our onsite clinic their senior year and to prepare them for their graduate school education in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
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Our onsite clinic in a not only a requirement for our students as part of our major, but it is also a service we provide for the community. Our students work with children and adults with a range of communication difficulties and severity levels. In addition to the on-site clinic, student also have the opportunity to provide speech and language therapy to children at a local elementary school. Student clinicians assess, provide therapy, and interact with families and teaching staff providing experiences similar to a public school speech language pathologist.
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I felt very well taken care of in Biola’s Communication Science and Disorders program. It was small, personal, and the students collaborated rather than being competitive with one another. I gained a strong foundation through my experience working in the clinic. My professors knew me as a person, cared about me and were flexible with my individual needs.
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In a list of the best jobs for 2015, speech-language pathologist ranked #9. The job growth in the last four years alone has bee 5% and there is a current gap of 8,001 between postings and hirings.
Biola's CSD dept. is finding that ASHA's Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) timeline and Biola's admissions timelines are not lining up as well as we had originally thought. Though a final decision had not been made as to a start date for the new program, it is looking like we will need to push the start date back to Fall 2016.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the field of audiology will grow by 34% between the years 2012 and 2022.