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Communication Sciences Student Survival Guide



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  • Communication Sciences Student Survival Guide
    Communication Sciences Student Survival Guide


This book is a must-have resource for anyone considering or involved in a program of study in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech-language-hearing sciences. Written by members of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) with contributions from a wide range of clinical and academic professionals, this guide is relevant and useful to students who are at any point along the path towards a career in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). This comprehensive guide includes advice for students from the time they are in high school until they graduate with their master's, doctorate, and/or post-doctorate. Providing background on the disciplines, practical advice, and helpful checklists for use during a program of study this resource also includes important information on professional specialty areas, settings, and career options. This survival guide will be an invaluable companion throughout a CSD academic career.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Contributors to the First Editionp. xiii
Contributors to the Second Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Information about the Professionsp. 1
Professions in Communication Sciences and Disordersp. 3
Job Outlook and Salary Expectationsp. 9
The Importance of Shared Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Coursesp. 17
Year-by-Year Guidesp. 21
Advice for High School Studentsp. 23
Advice for Freshmen and Sophomore Yearsp. 31
Advice for Junior and Senior Yearsp. 43
Advice for the First Year of Graduate Schoolp. 59
Advice for the Final Year of Graduate Schoolp. 69
Advice for the Clinical Practicump. 77
Advice for the Audiology Externship or Clinical Fellowshipp. 85
The Certificate of Clinical Competencep. 93
Doctoral Degrees and Applying to a Doctoral Programp. 99
Information about Post Doctoratesp. 105
Advice for Special Populationsp. 107
Advice for Parents of Students Applying to Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Programsp. 109
Advice for Adults Returning to College to Pursue a Communication Sciences and Disorders Degreep. 117
Advice for Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgroundsp. 123
Advice for Students with an Undergraduate Degree in Another Disciplinep. 129
Advice for U.S. and International Students Studying Abroadp. 135
The Basics of Money, Research, Writing, and Interviewsp. 143
Financing your Communication Sciences and Disorders Educationp. 145
Research Basicsp. 153
Writing a Thesisp. 157
Writing for the Clinical Practicump. 165
Résumé and Interview Preparationp. 179
Professional Associationsp. 203
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Associationp. 205
American Speech-Language-Hearing Associationp. 211
Special Interest Divisionsp. 221
Professional Associations in Communication Sciences and Disordersp. 241
Appendixesp. 247
Organizational Toolsp. 247
Suggested Readingsp. 249
Key Acronyms and Phrases Used in Communication Sciences and Disordersp. 251
Indexp. 253
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