Are there any mommies on here who are speech therapists? I have a question about online degree programs. My DH uncle says he's attending an online university for speech pathologist assistant. I guess I'm wondering how is this possible, if he never has to do clinicals and work with patients during this program? How is this possibly legititimate?Answer Question
Answer by mjgreeley at 12:05 AM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by ZanderandBella at 10:53 AM on Jul. 1, 2011
With most medically related programs (doctor, nurse, therapist, lactation consultant) you need both a degree/course work and a certification. He'll only get the certification he needs to practice after he does an 'internship' and has experience working with patients. Most schools provide both so you graduate with a marketable degree. I was looking at becoming a teacher and what I found was that the on-line schools offered the classes but not the student teaching and certification needed to get a job.
Answer by JSD24 at 11:30 AM on Jul. 1, 2011