Tools of the Trade
These Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve are a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication.
Students will be certified for entry into the profession as determined by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) after they have earned the Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, passed the national exam, and completed a clinical fellowship.
In addition to national certification, each individual will also need to pursue licensure in the state of their choice. Students graduating from Marywood University will have completed all course and clinical work needed to obtain a license from Pennsylvania. If an individual chooses to apply for licensure in another state, that individual will need to contact the State Licensure Board in that state for information on requirements for licensing in that state.
All graduates have the opportunity to pursue teacher certification, with additional requirements (course work and approval from the education department)