Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

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Mission Statement and Learning Goals & Objectives

B.A. Program in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate program is to

  • contribute to the liberal arts education of students;
  • instill an understanding of typical and atypical communication processes across the lifespan;
  • support and motivate students to pursue graduate study in communication sciences and disorders; and
  • provide equal access to education and opportunities to underrepresented minority students.

Learning Goals & Objectives

Goal 1. Students will learn the concepts, theories, and findings pertaining to human communication in preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology (ASHA, KASA, 2008)*

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to do the following:

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, life, social, and behavioral sciences.

1.2. Demonstrate knowledge of the following:

1.2a biological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2b neurological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2c acoustic bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2d psychological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2e developmental bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2f linguistic bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.2g cultural bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.

1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the etiologies, characteristics, methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of evaluation, screening procedures and prevention of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

Goal 2. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical and reasoning skills.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to do the following:

2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of research including evidence-based practice, theoretical models and their clinical applications.

2.2 Integrate goals, objectives, materials and methods used by professionals in the course of treatment and evaluation sessions into a written observation report.

2.3 Analyze quantitative information and solve problems logically.

Goal 3. Students will develop their written and oral communication skills and information literacy.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to:

3.1 Accurately use the terminology applicable to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology in written and oral presentations.

3.2 Formulate and develop a reasoned positioned response based on research of the literature.

3.3 Demonstrate the characteristics of effective oral communication by oral presentation of projects and papers.

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