What Do You Need to do to Become a Speech Therapist?

Becoming a Speech Therapist is no walk in the park by any means! Like I mentioned in my first post, I attend the University of Alabama where I am currently studying to become a Speech-Language Pathologist (commonly known as a speech therapist). In order to become a licensed Speech Therapist, you have to attend a LOT of school.

Not only do you have to get your bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders, you have to go BACK to school to receive your master’s degree. As if all of that schooling wasn’t enough to certify you as a speech therapist, you also have to take a test with ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) to receive your certification. ONLY when you complete all of these will you be a licensed speech therapist.

You could always go back to school to obtain your doctorate if you want the title of “Doctor”, but that’s just not in the cards for me 🙂