American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Careers That Grow With You: The Future of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

ASHA members discuss the limitless job possibilities that careers in audiology and speech-language pathology offer. The future is extremely bright.

  • Charles Coward, CCC-SLP, manager at Connections Therapy Center, discusses how his work with young children impacts their growth and communication development.
  • Davetrina Seles Gadson, CCC-SLP, clinical SLP at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network, discusses the diversity of tasks that a SLP can engage in and the value of helping people to communicate.
  • Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, audiologist at Professional Hearing Services, discusses the challenges of working with patients spanning generations—from infants to the elderly.
  • Dr. Julie Martinez Verhoff, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, pediatric audiologist and director of audiology at The River School, discusses the impact of working with young children with hearing impairments, as well as mentoring graduate students training to be audiologists.
  • Dr. Martine Elie, PhD, CCC-SLP, speech and hearing clinic director at Howard University, discusses the joys of teaching students preparing for a career as a SLP, as well as serving as clinic director.
  • James Brinton, CCC-SLP, SLP at Katherine Thomas High School, discusses how he is challenged and motivated by working with students who have moderate to severe learning disabilities.
  • Mackenzie Fama, CCC-SLP, resource SLP at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, discusses the rewards of working with patients recovering from injuries including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or cardiac rehabilitation.

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