I started the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Stephen F. Austin State University in August 2013 and graduated with honors in December 2016. I highly recommend this program and I am very honor to have completed my undergraduate studies... Read More at this university. This program is very directed towards transitioning from undergraduate to graduate school. The program does not heavily address working as an assistant. However, the ultimate goal is to excel to become a fully licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Unfortunately, I will be unable to complete my graduate studies within this program because you dedicate your full-time to this program and are unable to successfully maintain a job while attending. That was not applicable to me and my family. This program provides excellent hands-on experience working with the local Head Start facility and having their own speech and hearing clinic on campus within the building. As an undergraduate, you are required to watch therapy sessions provided by the graduate clinicians through a one-way mirror. You are to create an observation log and are able to apply those hours to the required observation hours needed to be able to receive your assistant license. During your last semester of the program, you are in the clinic room with the graduate assistant and provide therapy for half a semester. You learn hands-on experience on how to write treatment plans, create therapy materials, and how to effectively take data. Overall, attending this program has prepared me to become an effective clinician in the future. I cannot wait to apply my undergraduate knowledge with my real world experience to my graduate coursework in May. Stephen F. Austin State University is an excellent program and is located in the heart of Texas. Thank you and Axe em.