What is speech and Language Pathology?
Speech-language therapy is the treatment, support, and care of people who have difficulties with communication or swallowing. This may include difficulties with speech, language and cognition (thought processes), or physical processes.
Why Study Speech and Language Pathology at NIU?
At NIU you can take advantage of small class sizes, work and study with students from other allied health disciplines.
Our degrees is based on hands-on practice with a good balance of theory and practical work. During your studies you’ll get to work with people of all ages at clinics. You’ll graduate with skills and knowledge that can change lives of individuals with communication difficulties.
Career Opportunities and Scope.
As a graduate of this course, you will be able to work professionally as a Speech and Language Pathologist in a wide variety of fields, nationally and internationally, including schools, community health centers, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes, private practice and specialist disability services. You could also take on academic and research roles.
With the current shortage of speech pathologists in Pakistan, your job prospects are strong. Speech pathologists are particularly required in the fields of education, pediatrics and disability services. Graduate in speech-language pathology will be able to:
- Meet eligibility for international certification
- Meet eligibility teacher certification in speech-language pathology
- Be employed in a medical facility, school or private practice setting
- Be prepared for admission into a M.Phil-level program