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Patología del Habla y Lenguaje

General Information

Speech-language pathologists have the responsibility of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating individuals with language, swallowing and speech disorders in areas such as articulation, voice, and fluency. They evaluate the speech and language patterns of children and adults, determine whether communication problems exist, and offer appropriate intervention. Professionals enrolled in the Speech-Language Pathology Program study typical and atypical communication and swallowing processes, different intervention approaches and preventive practices.

 

Job Opportunities

Program graduates are qualified to work in government agencies such as the Department of Health, Education, and Family Services. Also, graduates could be employed in programs funded by the federal government, nonprofit organizations, private institutions, universities, or private practice.

Program of Study

The program of study consists of two full-time academic years, including the summer of the first year of studies. Students who have an interest in research have the option of working on a thesis project.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to fulfill the following requirements for admission to the Program:
1.

To hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a general point average of at least 3.0 (based on a four point scale from 0.0 to 4.0).
2.


To submit scores for the Prueba de Admisión a Estudios Postgraduado (EXADEP). The exam should be taken within two years of the application date. Qualified applicants get a minimum score of 500. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not considered.
3. To participate in a preliminary Program interview.
4. To be proficient in Spanish and English.
5. To have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on the undergraduate courses listed in Table.

 

Table 1. Prerequisite Courses

Linguistic or Grammar 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Statistics 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Human Development and Learning 3 Semester Credit - Hours
General Concepts on Children and Adult Impairments 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total 12 Semester Credit - Hours

6. To approve the four courses listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Courses in basic and social sciences and in mathematics.

Physical Sciences or Chemistry 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Biological Sciences 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Mathematics 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Social Sciences / Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total 12 Semester Credit-Hours

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted to the program only once in the year and can begin graduate studies in August of the current academic year. Applicants to the program should have submitted all application materials by January 31st. Applicants who have submitted their application by January 31st have until February 28th to complete the submission of application materials. Applications that remain incomplete after February 28th will not be considered for admission. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 787-758-2525, extension 5215.


Graduation Requirements

1. Approval of a minimum of 55 credit hours
2. Completion of a minimum of 400 hours of clinical practicum
3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0
4. To pass either the Masters comprehensive examination or the PRAXIS in speech-language pathology examination
5. To be recommended for graduation by the faculty of the program

Accreditation

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). 

Any questions regarding the Programs current accreditation status may be addressed to the CAA at:

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
2200 Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 310
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 800-498-2071 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting  or 301-296-5700

end_of_the_skype_highlightingE-mail: accreditation@asha.org

STUDENT OUTCOME DATA

PRAXIS Examination in Speech-Language Pathology Pass Rate

Academic Year Number of students taking the exam Number of students passed Percent of students who passed the test (%)
2011/2012 22 21 95
2012/2013 12 12 100
2013/2014 16 16 100
       
Three-Year Average     98


Program Completion Rates
Academic Year Number completed
program within
expected time frame
Number completed later than expected time frame Number not completing Percentage completing (%)
2011/2012 14 4 1 89
2012/2013 12 6 3 80
2013/2014 14 1 3 83
         
Three-Year Average       84

Employment Rate in the Profession Within One Year of Graduation

Academic Year Number of graduates Percent of graduates employed in the profession (%)
2011/2012 9 100
2012/2013 19 100
2013/2014 12 100
     
Three-Year Average   100

Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1

Curriculum

Click here to download the Curriculum

Informative Sheet and Course Validation Table

Click here to download the Informative Sheet of the Program and the Course Validation Table

Alphabetical List of Faculty

Prof. Edna J. Carlo Mirabal
Dr. Maria I. Jimenez Castro
Dr. Nicolas Linares Orama
Dr. Gloria M. Velez Barrios
Dr. Albert Villanueva Reyes


Program's Strategic Plan

Physical Address

School of Health Profession, at the, Medical Sciences Campus, Monacillo Area, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Postal Address

Programa de Patologia del Habla-Lenguaje
Oficina #600
Escuela de Profesiones de la Salud
PO Box 365067

San Juan, Puerto Rico
00936-5067

Interim Program Director

Gloria M. Vélez Barrios, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
787-758-2525, Ext. 4409, 4401
Fax: 787-756-3596
gloria.velez@upr.edu

Secretary
Ms. Vilma Fuentes

Main Office Phone Number

787-758-2525, Ext. 4401
Fax - 787-756-3596

Program Blog

http://phlrcmupr.weebly.com/

Professional Links

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

http://www.asha.org/default.htm

Organizacion Puertorriquena de Patologia del Habla-Lenguaje y Audiologia

http://www.opphla.org/ 

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

http://www.nsslha.org/default.htm

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

http://www.ialp.info/

 

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