Our Speech Language Pathology Program

Available in: Women's College & Co-ed Undergraduate Online

The Speech Language Pathology degree provides a didactic learning environment characterized by academic education and clinical experiences. You will complete coursework related to the acquisition of speech, language, and hearing. Academic coursework will focus on the nature, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders.

Scenario-based learning is embedded into the classroom instruction using projects and observations as well as computer-based simulations. Scenario-based learning will challenge you to use applied analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems presented as scenarios. It will fully prepare you for the transition into the clinical education.

Catalog/Course Requirements:

A clinical practicum is required to complete this degree program.

Only SLP-Assistant Training Program in South Carolina

We are only SLP-Assistant training program in South Carolina. Speech therapy assistants are commonly referred to as speech-language pathologist assistants (SLPAs). In a speech-language pathology assistant program, students learn how to screen patients and assist licensed speech pathologists in implementing treatment plans.

  • High job placement rate - 92%
  • Students received 2019 SCICU Undergraduate student/faculty research award
  • On-campus or Online delivery of coursework

Job Markets - 27% Growth

Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population grows older, there will be more instances of health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia.

Speech Language Pathologists
Median Pay (Master’s degree): $77.510
Job Outlook 2018-2018: Projecting 27%  growth 

Career Opportunities

Our degree will prepare you for a career and licensure in Speech Language Pathology. As a student, you will complete at least one clinical experience and record therapy hours that will be eligible to count toward your license. You will need to obtain an advanced degree in Speech Language Pathology to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Our coursework will fully prepare you to take the next step in the process.

Recent graduates accepted into graduate programs at:
  • The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Recent graduates employed by:
  • All on Board Speech, LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Lighthouse Therapeutics, LLC, Lugoff, SC
  • Palmetto Early Beginnings, LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Children’s Chatter, LLC, Chapin, SC
  • Therapy Solutions, LLC, Aiken, SC
  • SpeakEasy Therapy Factory Speech- Language & Swallowing Services, LLC, Blythewood, SC

Faculty

AnnMarie C. Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Program Chair
BA, University of South Florida, MA and PhD, University of Florida
Areas of expertise: adult dysphagia, acquired neurogenic disorders, scholarship of teaching and learning

Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP
Academic and Clinical Faculty
BA, James Madison University, MS, Towson University
Areas of expertise: sign language, language development, children with hearing loss, early intervention

Dorinda J. Huggins, MSP, CCC-SLP
B.A. University of Maryland. M.A. Gallaudet University. M.A. University of South Carolina.

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Students Awards, Research & Faculty

 

To provide a broad understanding of the nature, prevention, and treatment of communication disorders we ensure that you will receive the best training and classroom experience to prepare you for practical application in the field.

Through a variety of experiences and academic coursework, you will be prepared to serve a culturally diverse society in various employment settings.

Student Awards and Achievements

Alexis Lawton 2019, South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship Recipient

Abigail Tempel and Dr. AnnMarie C. Knight, 2019 SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program Award
Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Education in Speech-Language Pathology: Opinions of Practicing Clinicians

Bethany Stokes and Dr. AnnMarie C. Knight,  2019 SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program Award
Improving Communication Between Hospitality Service Personnel and Persons with Aphasia: A Pilot Study 

Faculty Mentored Research

2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, Nov 20-24
  • Knight, AM, Sendler, B, Lawton, A, Comeau, C, & Barrineau, M (2019).  Enhancing the undergraduate experience through experiential learning.  Seminar, ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, Nov 2019.
  • Knight, AM, Basilakos, A, Tempel, A, Guardino, K, & Barrineau, M (2019). Neuro (neuroanatomy & neuroscience) education in speech-language pathology.  Seminar,ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, Nov 2019.
2019 Southern Regional Honors Conference, Memphis, TN, March 2019
  • Tempel, A. & Knight, A.M. (2019). Neuroscience Education in Speech-Language Pathology.  What Does it Look Like? Southern Regional Honors Conference (poster). March, Memphis, TN.
2019 SCSHA Convention, Greenville, FL Feb 2-9
  • Knight, A.M., Lawton, A., Comeau, C., & Sendler, B. (2019) Experiential Learning, Evidence-Based Practice, and Undergraduate Education in Speech-Language Pathology (poster). South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association. February, Greenville, NC.
  • Knight, A.M., Basilakos, A., Guardino, K., & Tempel, A. (2019). Neuroscience Education in Speech-Language Pathology.  What Does it Look Like? (poster).  South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association. February, Greenville, NC. 
  • Knight, A.M., Prescott, B., Russell, L., & Guardino, K. (2019).  Talkin’ Tots: A Smartphone Application for Parent Education (poster).  South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association. February, Greenville, NC.
2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, Nov
  • Comeau, C., Lawton, A., & Knight, A.M. (2018).  Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Speech Pathology Education: Language and Literacy in an Elementary School (poster).  American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.  November, Boston, MA.
  • Sendler, B. & Knight, A.M. (2018). Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Speech Pathology Education: Cognitive Stimulation Activities for Adults with Dementia (poster).  American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.  November, Boston, MA.
Honors Program Students:
  • Bailey Sendler, graduated 2019
  • Abigail Tempel
  • Rachel Gillette
  • Rebecca Eubanks
  • Rachell Hargelrode
  • Mary Cate Baker

Faculty/Instructors

AnnMarie C. Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Program Chair
BA, University of South Florida, MA and PhD, University of Florida
Areas of expertise: adult dysphagia, acquired neurogenic disorders, scholarship of teaching and learning

Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP
Academic and Clinical Faculty
BA, James Madison University, MS, Towson University
Areas of expertise: sign language, language development, children with hearing loss, early intervention

Alexandra Basilakos Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Academic Faculty
BA, University of South Carolina, MA, University of Georgia, PhD, University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise: Assessment and treatment of adult neurogenic communication disorders, neuroimaging, research and statistical methods 

Laurel E. Hafner, MSP
Adjunct Academic Faculty
BA and MSP, University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise: elementary education, early childhood development, early intervention

Rachel B. Raper MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Adjunct Academic Faculty
BA, Clemson University, MSP, University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise: certified in Auditory Verbal Therapy

Rolanda Staley, MA, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
BA and MA, South Carolina State University 
Areas of expertise: preschool language development

Erica Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Academic Faculty
BA, Wake Forest University, MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of expertise: dysphagia, diagnostics, laryngology, head and neck cancer/total laryngectomy, alaryngeal speech

Elizabeth Pierce, MSP, CCC/SLP
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
BA, Presbyterian College, MSP, University of South Carolina, 2007
Areas of expertise: early intervention, child language development

Leila N. Bressler, MEd., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
BSEd, University of Georgia, MA, Georgia State University
Areas of expertise: early Intervention, pediatric feeding disorders, child language development