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Speech-language pathology and audiology are among the strongest professions in the country, according to recent employment growth projections in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Employment for audiologists is expected to grow much faster, at a 25% increase through 2018, compared to all occupations and employment for speech-language pathologists is also expected to grow faster than average, with a 19% increase through 2018.
Your degree allows you to work with a wide variety of clients, from infants to the elderly. The job is never boring! Knowledge does not stand still, and the profession is in constant flux. There are always new, exciting therapies to apply, new challenges to face, and new people to meet. Our department teaches students to understand communication disorders in scientific terms along with evidence-based treatment approaches.
You will be well prepared for your graduate career. Some of our seniors even have a chance to work directly with clients in our clinic.
The communication disorders and sciences program is staffed by nine full-time faculty and eight adjunct faculty. A moderate number of majors in all programs allow for ideal class size and you are not a number in this program.
The Speech-Language Pathology Program in the communication disorders and sciences department is accredited through the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and by the New York State Department of Education. SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
SUNY Plattsburgh is a residential institution of approximately 5,400 undergraduates and 700 graduates. The university is located in a town that is positioned on the banks of Lake Champlain. Plattsburgh also is located at the edge of the Adirondack Mountains and is one hour from America's winter playground, Lake Placid, site of two winter Olympics. The university's proximity to Canada, especially to cosmopolitan Montreal, adds a distinct international component with access to a variety of arts and entertainment. These geographic advantages augment Plattsburgh's welcoming and supportive campus community.
It is the policy of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences that all students, staff and participants in our clinical services are to be treated in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, participation restriction, or status as a parent.
If you would like more information about communication disorders and sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:
Raymond Domenico, Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 226
Phone: (518) 564-3154