What Does a Child Speech Pathologist Do?
Common Steps to Become a Child Speech Therapist
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
Earn (at Least) a Master’s Degree
- A research doctoral program, like a PhD in Communications Sciences and Disorders, focuses on research expertise. This track prepares candidates for a career as a university professor or researcher.
- A clinical doctoral program in speech-language pathology, such as Doctor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CScD), qualifies candidates to work as a master clinician, supervisor or administrator. Those with a CScD or a similar degree often focus on one area of expertise.
- A clinical doctoral program in audiology (AuD) prepares candidates for a career as a clinical audiologist, working with patients with hearing impairments and coaching them to improve their speech patterns and communication skills.