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Speech-Language Pathology students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social behavioral sciences (ASHA Standard IV-A).
  • Knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases (ASHA Standard V-B).
  • Knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders and differences, including appropriate etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates in:
    • Articulation
    • Fluency
    • Voice and resonance
    • Receptive and expressive language
    • Hearing
    • Swallowing
    • Cognitive aspects of communication
    • Social aspects of communication
    • Augmentative and alternative communication modalities (Standard IV-C)
  • Current knowledge of the principles and methods of, and clinical skills in prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan (ASHA Standard IV-D and V-B)
  • Knowledge and skills in oral, written and other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice (ASHA Standard V-A)
  • Knowledge of research processes and integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice (ASHA Standard IV-F)
  • Knowledge of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) current Code of Ethics and ethical conduct standards, professional contemporary issues, regulations, and policies relevant to professional practice (ASHA Standards IV-E, G, and H)
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