Speech-Language Pathology in Dallas and Fort Worth
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area had the highest population growth in the United States in 2017.1 There are many opportunities for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the area to serve children, adults, and seniors in need.
SLPs based in Dallas and Fort Worth are prepared to help those with communicative and swallowing difficulties resulting from genetic conditions, injuries, and other factors.
SLPs of all levels of experience are sought in Dallas and Fort Worth to work with diverse populations and conduct ongoing research into speech and swallowing difficulties. Take a look at some of the settings where you can practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area.
Treat Childhood Speech Disorders
Serving more than 153,000 students,4Dallas public schools hire licensed SLPs to assist students in addressing impairments in voice, articulation, fluency, and language that may adversely affect their educational experience.
Serve Seniors in Need
According to The Dallas Morning News, Dallas has the 10th-largest senior population in the United States, and SLPs in the area can help those with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions commonly experienced by older adults. SLPs can help seniors with communicative challenges stemming from these conditions.
How to Become a Licensed SLP in Dallas and Fort Worth
Because SLPs treat such a wide variety of conditions in people of all ages, the practice is highly regulated. To practice in Dallas or Fort Worth, an SLP must first obtain licensure from the state.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation establishes the educational and professional standards SLPs must meet to earn licensure. One of those requirements is a master’s degree from an accredited program. To see how our master’s program aligns with Texas requirements, visit our licensure website.
NYU Steinhardt’s online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders offers a unique curriculum that prepares you to pursue licensure and employment in medical, educational, and research settings. Without relocating, you can earn a respected degree from a program that meets the high standards set by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU
Learn how NYU Steinhardt’s online program prepares you to advance your SLP career in Dallas and Fort Worth.