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Master of Speech-Language Pathology


Career Impact

Student teacher reading to kid

What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

  • SLPs diagnose, develop and implement a therapy plan and aid in the prevention of hearing, reading, speech and language problems. Their work includes conducting assessments, making observations, determining strengths and weaknesses and creating and carrying out treatment plans.
  • SLPs can work with persons across the age span—from newborn babies to the elderly.
  • SLPs must have a master’s degree to practice speech-language pathology in the United States.

Did you know?

50 percent of school-based SLPs are expected to retire within the next five years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, an additional 26,000 SLPs will be needed to fill positions in educational and medical settings by 2012.

Clinic and internship affiliations 

  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Colona School District
  • East Moline School District
  • EnduraCare
  • Friendly House
  • Genesis Health System
  • HCR Manor Care
  • Mississippi Bend AEA
  • Moline School District
  • Prairie Lakes AEA
  • Provena Mercy Center
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Hammond Henry Hospital
  • Rock Island-Milan School District
  • Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Southwest Cook County Cooperative for Special Education
  • West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative
  • School District 211 - Hoffman Estates
  • Kids Can Do
  • Lee Memorial Health System
  • On With Life
  • Hallmark Rehabilitation
  • ...and many more