Date of Defense

Spring 4-9-2007


Speech Pathology and Audiology

First Advisor

Leslie Casadonte

Second Advisor

Jan Bedrosian, Speech Pathology and Audiology


According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, speech-language pathologists practice in a wide variety of work settings including schools, hospitals, clinics, private homes, nursing homes, and more (ASHA, 2007). As a result of the diverse environments in which speech language pathologists are employed, they work in collaboration with people from many other professions, including teachers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social works. and occupational and physical therapists. It is important to understand the relationships between the speech language pathologist and their co-workers and others' attitudes toward the profession. This paper examines how those working with speech language pathologists across various work settings, as well as the general public, perceive the profession of speech-language pathology and the roles of the pathologist.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access