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 feel so fortunate to have attended a university like Biola. The strong Christian foundation that Biola has given me has allowed me to stay firm in my faith even when I am no longer surrounded my Christian students and professors. I especially appreciate the biblical knowledge that I have been equipped with and the emphasis that was placed on worshipping God with my mind at Biola. I have been able to transfer my integrity in academics to my graduate program and find joy in the fact that I can worship God through my studies.
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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.