Speech and Language Disabilities Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Language Disabilities, 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.
- Describe the origin and foundation of the American education system
- Employ instructional strategies and classroom management techniques in the diverse and multi-ability classroom
- Explain the development of special education law and special education practices from the 1950s through the present
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the speech-language therapist or pathologist in today’s educational system
- Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to a full year of college level study
- Explain the literacy needs of a diverse student population
- Explain the nature of the reading process and describe emergent literacy instruction
- Administer, score and interpret results of articulation and language tests, oral-facial examinations, and hearing, voice, fluency, and resonance screens under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist
- Plan and execute speech-language therapy under the supervision of a certified speech-language disabilities therapist or pathologist
- Demonstrate readiness for a career as a school-based speech-language therapist or pathologist
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.