Tools of the Trade


Assisted Listening Device (ALD)

An Assistive listening device (ALD) is used to improve hearing ability for people in a variety of situations by amplification and better sound to noise ratio (SNR).

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ASHA Certification

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.

State Licensure

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.

Teacher Certification

All graduates have the opportunity to pursue teacher certification, with additional requirements (course work and approval from the education department)