Communicative Disorders & Sciences BA

Mission Statement

The Mission of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to provide a high quality program for speech-language pathologists to meet the communicative needs of our increasingly diverse multilingual/ multicultural population. The program follows an academic and clinical curriculum based on a sound theoretical framework and research findings which promote competent practitioners who participate in life-long learning experiences. The program is enhanced through faculty, academic, and clinical expertise, transdisciplinary and family collaboration and technological advancements in assessment and intervention.

Student Learning Outcomes (B.A.Communcation Disorders & Sciences)

Students who complete the bachelors degree program should:

  1. demonstrate oral and written communication skills;
  2. demonstrate a knowledge base in normal communication and disorders across life span;
  3. demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases;
  5. demonstrate beginning level of assessment skills for individuals with communication disorders;
  6. demonstrate beginning level research skills in communication disorders and sciences;
  7. demonstrate an understanding of the changing models of service delivery and their effect on speech-language/audiology therapy management
  8. demonstrate a beginning understanding of the theoretical basis of speech-language and hearing therapy and models of practice;
  9. demonstrate professional behavior based on the ethics and standards of the speech-language pathology and audiology professions; and
  10. demonstrate flexible service delivery (at the beginning level) in a diverse, multicultural society.

Student Learning Outcomes (M.A. Education)

Students who complete the masters degree program in Speech-Language Pathology should:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing and communication disorders and differences and swallowing disorders, including the etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates within the scope of practice of speech-language pathology;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates within the scope of practice of speech-language pathology;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of standards of ethical conduct;
  5. demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice;
  6. demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues;
  7. demonstrate skills in oral and written or other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice as a speech-language pathologist;
  8. demonstrate professional level skills of client evaluation, intervention and interaction with the scope of practice of speech-language pathology; and
  9. demonstrate professional level skills of conducting clinical therapy with populations across the life span and from cultural/linguistic diverse backgrounds within the scope of speech-language pathology.

Assessment

Assessment schedule undergraduate (doc)graduate (doc)

Reports

Undergraduate program: fall 2006 spring 2007 (doc)fall 2007 (doc)

Graduate program: fall 2006 spring 2007 (doc)fall 2007 (doc)

Both graduate and undergraduate fall 2008 all college (pdf)fall 2005 (doc)spring 2006 (doc)

This page last updated 2/17/09