Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with clients and their families, colleagues, and other professionals.
  2. Describe developmental patterns of the acquisition of sounds, words, grammatical and syntactical forms, semantics, the receptive and expressive use of language and pragmatic skills.
  3. Describe the basic etiology and symptomology of communication disorders, including developmental delays, voice, language, articulation, phonology, fluency, neurological impairment and hearing impairment.
  4. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of student/patient/client needs and cultural values.
  5. Describe the general principles of therapeutic intervention related to speech and language and identify the scope, the roles, and major issues of therapy in a variety of settings, age/grade levels, types of treatment, and supervision models used.
  6. Follow documented individual education plans or protocols (IEPs, IFSPs) developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist as well as plan and implement therapy for specific, common problems under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist.
  7. Document student/patient/client performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
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