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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Biola University's Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders is pleased to announce that a new M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology is planned to open Fall 2015 pending approval of the speech-language pathology accrediting agency. The program will be housed on Biola's La Mirada campus and will have cohorts of around 20 students each year. It will be the first Council of Christian Colleges and Universities M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology west of Texas. Since there is a shortage of SLPs in California, we are excited to do our part in meeting this need.
University of the Pacific has announced their new professional doctorate degree program, Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Pacific's Au.D. program will be the first in Northern California. It will be one of four accelerated programs in the country, and the only one in California. This program will be located on the new San Francisco campus with clinics on both the San Francisco and Stockton campuses. This three-year accelerated program will serve a cohort of 15-20 students per year and will draw students with undergraduate majors in speech-language pathology, biology, and pre-health. The first class of Pacific's Doctor of Audiology students will begin in the fall of 2015 pending approval of the audiology accrediting agency.
Several communication science and disorders students volunteer at the Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.), a non-profit organization serving the needs of people with brain injury and their families.