High school students learn about career opportunities in SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Camp participants.

High school students participated in the annual Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Career Exploration Camp in June, which enabled the rising high school juniors and seniors to gain extensive hands-on experience in the specialized health care field.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. Misericordia University offers nine popular academic camps every June in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and teacher education.

The four-day, three night residential academic camp allows students to become familiar with the many career options in the growing field of speech-language pathology. Participants toured the department’s state-of-the-art academic facilities at John J. Passan Hall and the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, learned about the field from guest lecturers and toured a local health care facility to learn about the various settings in which speech-language pathologists are employed and the populations they serve.

Students who have participated in past camps have found it to be both informative and challenging, according to exit surveys. Speech-language pathologists are employed in schools, hospitals, nursing care facilities, home health care settings, outpatient care centers, day care centers for children and institutions of higher education.

To register or to receive more information about the 2014 Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Career Exploration Camp next June, please contact Donna DiBlasi at (570) 674-6724 or e-mail her at Space is limited. To learn more about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please log on to or call (570) 674-TALK.


High school students recently participated in the annual Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Career Exploration Camp. Participating in the camp, first row from left, are Erin O’Day, Bear Creek, Pa.; Lia Ruggerio, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Nicolina Davidson, Clark, N.J.; Daniela Arango, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Pooja Gandhi, Warminster, Pa.; Lauren Ciemniecki, Branchburg, N.J., and Joshua Coleman, Flemington, N.J.; second row, Joanna Kaczerski, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Rebecca Ulysse, Piscataway, N.J.; Gabriella Longbach, Northampton, Pa., and Mia Jenkins, Frederick, Md.; third row, Andia Klinges, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Stephanie Hughes, Denville, N.J.; Cara Martin, Pearl River, N.Y., and Haley Mulhern, Archbald, Pa.; fourth row, Colby Eldridge, Maple Glen, Pa.; Rachel Panick, Hellertown, Pa.; Kylie Dunne, Nazareth, Pa., and Megan Anderson, Coopersburg, Pa.; fifth row, Paige Nowacoski, Columbia Twp., Pa.; Rebecca Myers, Schwenksville, Pa.; Gabriella LaManna, Hillsborough, N.J., and Lauren Kelley, Allentown, Pa.; sixth row, Emily DiGiolamo, Ottsville, Pa.; Liz McNitt, Centre Hall, Pa., and Murphy Lynch, Walnutport, Pa.