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Learning Goals & Strategic Plan

Learning Goals

  1. ASHA Standards: 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  2. Objectives and Learning Outcomes: Graduate Curriculum Map and Goals

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:
Students will acquire the concepts, theories, and findings pertaining to human communication disorders and swallowing to meet the standards for certification and New York State licensure in speech-language pathology (ASHA, Standards, 2020)

  • Student Learning Outcome 1.1:
    Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases of basic human communication and swallowing processes
  • Student Learning Outcome 1.2:
    Distinguish between and among specific etiologies, characteristics, anatomical, physiological, acoustic, developmental, psychological, linguistic and cultural correlates of developmental and/or acquired speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders, including cognitive and social aspects of communication and the use of augmentative /alternative communication modalities.
  • Student Learning Outcome 1.3:
    Differentiate and apply knowledge of  principles of prevention, assessment, and intervention of speech, language, swallowing, and/or  hearing disorders including consideration of anatomical / physiological, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates across the lifespan.

Goal 2:
Students will complete clinical experiences with clients from cultural, linguistic, and other diverse backgrounds sufficient in breadth and depth to demonstrate competency in evaluation, intervention, and personal interaction in human communication disorders and swallowing.

  • Student Learning Outcome 2.1:
    Integrate knowledge of neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases of human communication disorders and swallowing processes pertaining to normal and abnormal human development across the life span into clinical practice, written clinical reports and/or writing assignments.
  • Student Learning Outcome 2.2:
    Effectively manage the clinical process using constructive interaction with clients from cultural, linguistic, and other diverse backgrounds, ethical conduct, evidence- based practice, and appropriate technology in clinical application.

Goal 3:
Students will demonstrate professional oral and written communication including the ability to access, evaluate, and apply information as life-long learners.

  • Student Learning Outcome 3.1:
    Employ effective oral and/or written communication through oral/written presentation, projects, and/or papers, using appropriate terminology and concepts applicable to the discipline of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Goal 4:
Students will acquire the knowledge of contemporary issues, principles and practices of ethical conduct and scientific research, and their clinical applications.          

  • Student Learning Outcome 4.1:
    Generalize and apply principles and practices of ethical conduct and scientific research into clinical practice.
  • Student Learning Outcome 4.2:
    Recognize and specify knowledge of: contemporary professional issues, entry level and advanced certifications, licensure, other relevant professional credentials, and local, state, and national regulations and policies to professional practice.

Strategic Plan

  1. Strategic Plan: 2022-2027 Strategic Plan for the Undergraduate Program in Speech Pathology & Audiology & the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology