Speech-Language Pathology

The clinical opportunities provided to SLP graduate  students in their first year of the program include on- and off-campus settings supervised by university-based clinical faculty. During the second year, clinical extern opportunities are available in a wide variety of local schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Community-based speech-language pathologists provide the supervision for these extern experiences.

Clinical Opportunities for First Year Students in the Audiology and Speech Center for both children and adults:

  • Auditory-based program for hearing impairment
  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Center
  • Child articulation/phonology 
  • Child developmental language 
  • Acquired speech and language disorders 
  • Voice clinic
  • Fluency clinic
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Cognitive evaluations and treatment
  • Social/Pragmatic language
  • Autism
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

 Clinical Opportunities in Community Collaborations for First Year Students:

Second Year Clinical Externship Opportunities:

Akron's location in Northeast Ohio gives our second year students easy access  to many fine clinical sites in the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas for their medical and school extern rotations.  A sampling of extern sites that have been used in the past include:

  • University Hospitals
  • The Galvin Therapy Center
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Menorah Park
  • Summa Rehabilitation Hospital
  • The Hudson City Schools
  • Altercare facilities
  • Edwin Shaw Hospital
  • Green Village
  • Bath Creek Estates
  • The Akron Public Schools
  • Anna Maria of Aurora
  • Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation
  • The North Canton City Schools
  • KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center,
  • and many, many more!