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 with minor in Psychology
The study of Speech and Language Pathology provides students with a solid understanding of communication and swallowing disorders. An undergraduate SLP degree program with minor in Psychology will give you a basic understanding of the main theoretical foundations of psychology, and introduce you to a variety of fields of psychology including abnormal, social, and cognitive psychology.
behavioral issues like hyperactivity, anxiety, depression are commonly associated in patients with communication disorders, so, After completing a BS Degree with a major in SLP and minor in Psychology will be able the students to manage these issue independently as psychologist and behavior therapist
Who needs it?
Communication difficulties can affect all types of people of any age and background – from new-born babies to the elderly. Speech-language pathologists benefit people with autism, stuttering, or those who have suffered hearing loss, stroke, brain injury, or cancer.
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
What we offer
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.
As a graduate of Speech and Language with minor in Psychology, your will have excellent employment prospects in multiple rehabilitation settings. You can go on to work in hospitals, schools and private clinics