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Communication Disorders Sciences

Communication disorders sciences involves the study of normal hearing and speech development, associated complications and treatment interventions. Continue reading to learn about degree programs and career opportunities in this field.

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The study of communication disorders sciences leads to careers in speech-pathology assisting, speech pathology (also known as speech therapy) and audiology. Speech pathologists and their assistants work with clients with a wide range of communication disorders related to voice, fluency, speech and language. They also help alleviate swallowing problems.

Education Information

You can select various degree programs in communication disorders sciences depending on your career goals. For instance, aspiring speech-pathology assistants learn the fundamentals of communication disorders sciences through training programs that typically award associate's degrees. Coursework often provides an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development, audiology, American Sign Language, communication disorders and intervention methods.

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