Why CSD?

Five reasons for choosing CSD

  • You will develop skills to minister to individuals and families with communication disorders.
  • You will learn about communication from birth to the elderly.
  • You will have opportunities to observe therapy with individuals of all ages and in a variety of settings (hospitals, schools, out-patient clinics).
  • You will engage in meaningful learning experiences with highly qualified faculty.
  • You will be well prepared for graduate studies or the work force.

Who chooses CSD? 

Students who… 

  • have a heart for helping people and are looking for a life-long ministry
  • want to work with children or the elderly or all ages
  • want options for when and where they work
  • hospitals, schools, clinics, patient homes…
  • full-time, part-time, weekends, school year…
  • are interested in disorders such as Autism, cleft palate, genetic syndromes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many others…

Why CSD at ACU?

At graduation, students either

  • continue in a graduate program. A graduate degree is required for national certification (CCC/SLP)
  • 90% of students are accepted into at least 1 graduate program of their choice
  • feedback from graduate programs indicate that ACU students are well prepared for graduate school
  • a high majority of ACU alums complete graduate programs and become certified or work
  • as a Speech Pathology Assistant (SLP-A) or
  • in a related area (activities director, child development centers, senior citizen programming, etc.)

What’s the future in CSD?

  • high demand in the work force
  • high salaries for certified Speech-Language Pathologists and AuDs
  • flexible work hours and settings
  • high job satisfaction

Resources:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – www.asha.org
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association – www.nsslha.org

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