Speech and Hearing Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing, students will be able to:
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the speech-language therapist and pathologist in various professional settings
- Explain the various models of speech and language intervention used in various professional settings
- Describe the interdisciplinary team approach SPH
- Describe the processes involved in human communication.
- Describe the development of human communication, including milestones in all components of communication.
- Describe the biological, psychological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural forces that influence child development and behaviors.
- Describe various health threats and prevention techniques throughout the lifespan.
- Explain the anatomical, physiological and environmental factors that can interfere with the development and performance of communication.
- Identify causes, symptoms and effects of various communication disorders.
- Explain the administration and interpretation of a diagnostic battery of audiological tests.
- Plan and execute speech-language therapy under the supervision of a certified, licensed speech-language pathologist.
- Describe the differences in communication and related behaviors presented by individuals of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
- Evaluate their own clinical performance, citing strengths and weaknesses.
- Prepare a major paper based on secondary research, which adheres to American Psychological Association referencing guidelines.
- Independently compose professionally written evaluation reports, therapy progress reports, and related communications.
- Describe career options and the academic and clinical requirements for teacher certification, state licensure and certification by the national association.
- Demonstrate readiness for graduate level study in the field of speech-language pathology, audiology or related areas.
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.