Higher Education

Communication Sciences Student Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

  • ISBN-10: 143548102X  |  ISBN-13: 9781435481022
  • 258 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2010 | Published
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • COLLEGE SUCCESS TIPS: Step-by-step advice for high school and undergraduate students on the different degrees available, applying for college, financing a college degree, academic requirements, and tips for success at all stages of undergraduate study.
  • GUIDANCE: Provides guidance on choosing and applying to graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology as well as information on how to make the most of the graduate study experience.
  • ADVICE: Includes chapters for special populations including Advice for Adults Returning to College, Advice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, and Advice for Students with an Undergraduate Degree in Another Discipline.
  • PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT: Numerous interviews with professionals currently working in a variety of specialties and sub-disciplines provides a snapshot of the many career possibilities open to individuals with a communication sciences and disorders degree.
  • ACADEMIC DETAILS: Detailed appendix on academic programs provides information on the different undergraduate and graduate degrees available at U.S. colleges and universities along with contact information.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Professions.
2. Job Outlook and Salary Expectations.
4. Financing your CSD Education.
5. The Importance of Shared Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Courses.
6. Advice for Parents (NEW).
7. Advice for High School Students.
8. Advice for Freshmen Year.
9. Advice for Sophomore Year.
10. Advice for Junior Year.
11. Advice for Senior Year.
12. Advice for Adults Returning to College to Pursue a CSD Degree.
13. Advice for Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.
14. Advice for Students with an Undergraduate Degree in Another Discipline.
15. Advice for Students Studying Abroad (NEW).
16. Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate Coursework.
17. Advice for First-year Graduate Students.
18. Advice for Second-Year Graduate Students.
19. Research Basics.
20. Writing a Thesis.
21. Writing for the Clinical Practicum.
22. Advice for the Clinical Practicum (NEW).
23. Doctoral Degrees and Applying to a Doctoral Program.
24. Advice for Students in AUD programs.
25. Advice for Audiology Students in ScD or PhD Programs.
26. Advice for Students in Speech-Language Science PhD Programs.
27. Information about Post Doctorates.
28. Special Interest Divisions (NEW).
29. Resume' and Interview Preparation.
30. Advice for Choosing a Clinical Fellowship in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
31. Going to the ASHA Convention.
32. ASHA Certification.
33. Professional Associations in Communication Science (NEW).
Appendix A: Organizational Tools.
Appendix B: Suggested Readings.
Appendix C: Clinical Genres in Writing for the Clinical Practicum.
Appendix D: Clinical Report Revision Guide.
Appendix E: Key Acronyms and Phrases Used in CSD.

What's New

  • New chapters for international students and students studying abroad plus personal stories from students in similar situations. Information includes how to obtain visas, how to locate and select academic programs, and what to know about the Unilateral Agreement.
  • A member of each of ASHA's 16 Special Interest Division shares a personal account of how he or she became interested in the CSD disciplines. This insight helps students gain a glimpse of the variety of career options available to them in the CSD disciplines.
  • A new chapter provides advice for preparing for the clinical practicum to help students get prepared and stay focused as they move out of the classroom.

Meet the Author

Author Bio


National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association