Student Learning Outcomes

SLP Program Learner Outcomes: SLP students will demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social behavioral sciences (ASHA StandardIV-A).
  2. 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).
  3. Knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders and differences, including appropriate etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates in:
    1. Articulation
    2. Fluency
    3. voice and resonance
    4. receptive and expressive language
    5. hearing
    6. swallowing
    7. cognitive aspects of communication
    8. social aspects of communication
    9. augmentative and alternative communication modalities (Standard IV-C)
  4. 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 (Standard IV-D and V-B)
  5. Knowledge and skills in oral, written and other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice Standard V-A)
  6. Knowledge of research processes and integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice (Standard IV-F)
  7. Knowledge of ASHA's current Code of Ethics and ethical conduct standards, professional contemporary issues, regulations and policies relevant to professional practice (Standards IV-E, G, and H)