The undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide majors with a liberal arts education and to prepare them for entry into graduate programs in communication disorders. In the master’s program, students are provided with clinical experiences and academic course work necessary for national clinical certification in speech-language pathology. The doctoral program is geared toward the development of scholarship and research skills to prepare students for traditional academic positions, both in the basic sciences of speech, language, and hearing and in clinical aspects of communication disorders.
LSU Speech and Hearing Clinic • As part of its training program, which is accredited in speech-language pathology, the department maintains a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders including articulation, dysfluency, cleft palate, voice disorders, aphasia, cerebral palsy, children’s language disorders, and hearing disorders. Clinical services are available to any individual, university student, or community member having speech, hearing, or language problems. Services are free to LSU students.
Graduate students concentrating in speech-language pathology obtain practicum experience in the University clinic and in community clinics with which the University training program is affiliated, such as the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Ochsner Clinic, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Earl K. Long Medical Center, Veteran’s Administration hospitals, public schools, and other sites.
Those requesting clinical services should contact the Speech and Hearing Clinic in Hatcher Hall (225-578-9054).