Communication Disorders, grants
African American, Latino and other minority children are at risk of being overrepresented in special education classes because of a shortage of culturally knowledgeable and bilingual professionals in speech-language pathology.
A new grant awarded to the College of Health Professions at Governors State University will help change that.
The $788,592 personnel preparation grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services will assist bilingual and culturally competent minorities who are earning their Master’s in Communication Disorders degree through Governors State. The students will meet the Illinois licensure requirements for speech-language pathologists once they graduate from the program.
Office of Public Affairs, "U.S. Department of Education Grant to Governors State University Addresses Critical Shortage in Speech-Language Pathologists" (2004). Press Releases. 59.