Is a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Worth It? If you’re dreaming about helping patients restore their mobility and quality of life, and you’re exploring what it would take to become a physical therapist, you may be wondering, “Is a degree in physical therapy worth it?” The answer to this question depends, of course, on your personal career goals. Some people choose to become physical therapist assistants because only a two-year associate degree is required. It’s true that pursuing a doctorate takes time and effort; however, there are countless advantages to earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. To that end, let’s look at some of the factors that make a Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree the best first step on an exceptional career Read more
Dr. Ashley Bourque Meaux joined the MS-SLP leadership team as the Assistant Program Director and an Associate Professor for the MS-SLP program on the Dallas, TX campus.
Dr. Meaux earned four degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2004, Dr. Meaux completed two bachelor’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders and English (Linguistics). She completed her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008. In 2013, she earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with an emphasis in Child Language Acquisition and Literacy Development.
Dr. Meaux has practiced as a speech-language pathologist since 2008 as an early intervention provider and school-based clinician. Her research interests are in language and literacy development as they are supported by caregiver (e.g., parent, teacher) interaction. Additionally, she believes interprofessional collaborative practice is an essential component to positive outcomes when working with children and their caregivers. Dr. Meaux has numerous presentations at the local, state and national level, and serves on the editorial board for Language, Speech, Hearing Services in Schools.