The ECU Speech-Language Clinic is housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This Department trains master's students to become North Carolina licensed, ASHA certified speech-language pathologists.
Each patient at the ECU Speech-Language Clinic is treated by a team. First, a clinical supervisor will serve as the program coordinator. All clinical supervisors are licensed by the state of North Carolina and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP). Second, each patient is assigned to a graduate clinician who may provide direct client contact services under the direction of their assigned supervisor. Together, the clinical supervisor and the graduate clinician plan, evaluate, and treat each patient as part of the graduate clinician's clinical training. Programs are individualized and each patient receives unique care. We believe this team approach helps to train graduate clinicians to be effective speech-language pathologists, but allows us to provide exemplary care to our patients.
The master's degree training program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is reviewed every 5 years to ensure the program continues to provide appropriate education.