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What is the best undergrad degree to get to become a speech therapist?

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G. Mark’s Answer


There are many degrees that are accepted, but in my opinion, those centering on communications and various sciences are best. Not that they're necessary, but I find that communications and particularly psychology lend themselves to understanding the basic frameworks surrounding speech therapy. From what I've been told by others, these fields provide the practitioners an appreciation of the practice. I would recommend, as usual, getting to know folks involved in the practice itself. This is not only good to get a feeling for the day-to-day activities of the practice, but also for connecting with folks in the business. I would recommend that for pretty much every occupation: Don't go solely on the advice of folks without first-hand experience or what you read.

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