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SLO 1. Students will demonstrate: a) knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes including biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases; and, b) the ability to integrate information pertaining to normal and abnormal human development across the life span. (ASHA: IV-A, B)*
SLO 2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders (i.e., 9 major areas) and differences including appropriate etiologies, characteristics, and anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates. (ASHA: IV-C)*
SLO 3. Students will: a) interpret, integrate, and synthesize core concepts and current principles and methods; b) demonstrate appropriate professional and clinical skills; and, c) incorporate critical thinking and decision-making skills in preventing, identifying, evaluating, diagnosing, planning and implementing interventions for communication and swallowing disorders. (ASHA: V-B)*
SLO 4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and conduct themselves in accordance with the principles and rules of the current ASHA Code of Ethics (March 01, 2023). (ASHA: IV-E)*
SLO 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of: a) principles of basic and applied research, and research design; and b) how to access sources of credible research; and will c) critically evaluate research; and, d) apply research findings to clinical practice. (ASHA: IV-A, F)*
SLO 6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional issues in speech-language pathology including: a) cultural competency and diversity, equity, and inclusion; b) trends in professional practice; c) academic program accreditation standards; d) entry level and advanced certification standards, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials; e) local, state, and national regulations and policies as applied to professional practice; f) ASHA practice policies and guidelines; g) educational legal requirements or policies; and, h) reimbursement policies and procedures. (ASHA: IV-G, H)*
SLO 7. Students will communicate effectively: a) with individuals receiving services, their family, caregivers, and relevant others; b) in their preferred mode of communication; and, c) in accordance with their needs, values, and cultural/linguistic background. (ASHA: V-A, B)*
SLO 8. Students will: a) evaluate and accurately diagnose; b) select and implement appropriate interventions; c) professionally and effectively interact with clients/patients, team members, and relevant others; and, d) provide counseling and education in regards to communication and swallowing disorders and differences. (ASHA: IV-B, C, D; V-A, B, C, D, E, F)*
SLO 9. Students will engage in interprofessional, collaborative, team-based practice to optimize the management and care of individuals. (ASHA: V-A, B)*

Revised: 05.08.2024

Reference: Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2018). 2020 Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Retrieved from

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