WHAT IS BS SLP?
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is a highly specialized degree that will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a career as a professional speech & language pathologist. Speech and language pathologist are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, such as, delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering.
WHY AT NIU?
BS-SLP program at NIU leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. The curriculum of Speech and Language Pathology at NIU is designed in such way that provides an interactive learning experience involving active participation, case based and inquiry based learning and small group teaching with an overall emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical expertise. A key feature of the course is our in-house clinic at Fatima Memorial Hospital where you will be benefit from specialist facilities and training. At NIU, you will maximize your clinical skills through clinical placements in a diverse range of settings such as schools and hospitals.
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
– Be prepared to assume leadership positions in professional organizations
SLP is a unique Program and has very high job placement opportunities like professional courses both in Government and Non- Government sectors, not only
in Pakistan but also in foreign countries particularly in USA .Speech Language Pathologists can also start their own Speech clinic and work in following settings.-
– Rehabilitation centers
– Private practice
– Colleges and universities
– Special education schools organizations