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Student Learning Outcomes

BA/MA Communicative Disorders
 

Note: The Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) requirements for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association include 194 separate learning outcomes that include learning at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Generally, bachelor’s level learning outcomes focus on knowledge of etiology and phenomenology, while those at the master’s level focus mostly on skill acquisition in the areas of evaluation and treatment. However, as might be expected, bachelor’s level courses include some introduction to skill acquisition and master’s level courses include advanced knowledge acquisition in a variety of content areas.

Examples of B.A. level learning outcomes:

1) Student will demonstrate knowledge of principles of biological, physical and social/behavioral sciences.
2) Student will demonstrate knowledge of principles of mathematics.
3) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the biological, neurological, acoustic and psychological bases of human communication processes.
4) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the linguistic, cultural and developmental/lifespan bases of human communication processes.
5) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the etiologies of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders and differences.

 

 

Examples of M.A. level learning outcomes:

1) Student will be able to select and administer appropriate evaluation procedures, including behavioral observations, non-standardized and standardized tests and instrumental procedures in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
2) Student will be able to adapt evaluation procedures to meet client/patient needs in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
3) Student will be able to implement intervention plans involving clients/patients and relevant others in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
4) Student will be able to measure and evaluate clients’/patients’ performance and progress in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.

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