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CSD Second Year Grad

Spring Semester

My current placement is at a nursing home. My supervisor is amazing and has taught me so much about he changes and challenges that life brings you (especially as you age). Seeing the joy someone gets when you walk into their room or the appreciation of just a simple touch has truly impacted me. Though there are some sad days, they are worth it!

- Emily

Tools of the Trade


Passy Muir Speaking Valves

These Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve are a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication.

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Graduates of our program have gained employment in various locations such as schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, child development centers, etc.  Some examples of employers include:

  • Allied Services
  • Abington Heights School District
  • Bayada Home Health
  • Capital Area Intermediate Unit
  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • Dunmore School District
  • EBS Healthcare
  • Federal Furnace Elementary School
  • Fox Rehabilitation
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services
  • Hazelton Health & Wellness Center
  • Helen Hayes Hospital
  • HCR Manor Care
  • Hollydell School
  • Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Jardine Academy (Cerebral Palsy League)
  • John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • ManorCare
  • Merry Heart
  • Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit
  • Old Forge School District
  • Pocono Mountain School District
  • Resources for Human Development
  • Scranton School District
  • Select Medical
  • Smyrna School District
  • SunDance Rehabilitation
  • The Vanguard School (Valley Forge Educational Services)
  • Towanda Memorial Hospital
  • UHS Wilson Hospital
  • Wyoming Valley West School District