Learning Outcomes

Communication Disorders, B.S.

Students will:

  1. demonstrate the ability to synthesize and evaluate current disciplinary information and communicate this knowledge orally and in writing at a level that will prepare them for success in a graduate program in communication sciences and disorders or a related discipline.
  2. participate in a minimum of 25 hours of clinical observation that will broaden their experiences with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds and those with a range of special needs. Students will reflect upon their learning in writing.

Communication Disorders, M.S. - Speech Language Pathology

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: normal developmental processes; hearing science; speech science; diagnostic audiology; rehabilitative audiology; research in the field of communication disorders; diagnostic and remedial principles in communication disorders; learning theory; cognitive development; dysphagia; literacy. This professional competence is demonstrated through successful completion of the ASHA Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) requirements.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of research findings and an interest in continuing education in order to develop and maintain clinical competencies to meet the needs of the speech-language-hearing impaired individual.  This is demonstrated through completion of the Competency-Based Evaluation for Clinical Practicum and successful completion of the 605 capstone project or a thesis.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in goal setting, evaluation, interpersonal management, counseling, and professional report writing. This is demonstrated through the successful generalization of knowledge and skills as assessed by clinical instructors incidentally and through completion of the Competency-Based Evaluation for Clinical Practicum.