7 Cambridge Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Prepare for a career in speech-language pathology or audiology by learning to diagnose and treat a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders in patients.
The College of Health Professions has three Speech-Language Pathology options:
This program has been licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education and is seeking candidacy status from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Following the very successful accreditation site visit recently, the graduate program is anticipated to start in fall 2014, pending the awarding of candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Why Study Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-language pathologists help people who are struggling with the most basic and critical of skills: speaking, communicating and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists need to have a strong desire to help people, a strong scientific background, and the warmth, sensitivity and resourcefulness to work with people having difficulty communicating. Speech-language pathologists have daily opportunities to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.
Speech-language pathologists often work as part of a team, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others. Corporate speech-language pathologists also work with employees to improve communication with their customers, or modify foreign accents of workers to increase their communication potential. Some speech-language pathologists work with actors and singers to enhance their vocal skills.
Speech-Language Pathology Program Accreditation Site Visit Announced
August 21, 2013
The Speech-Language Pathology Program in the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program.
Rhea Paul Joins SHU’s New Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Program
January 17, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Rhea Paul of Milford has joined the Sacred Heart University faculty as professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Health Professions. She has responsibility for getting the University’s new Speech-Language Pathology master’s program up and running. Before coming to Sacred Heart, Paul was a research professor at the Yale Child Study Center, where she studied children with autism spectrum disorders. Prior to that, she was a member of the faculty at Southern Connecticut State University in the Department of Communication Disorders.