Speech Pathology B.S. Assessment Plan

Mission Statement

To provide a foundation in communication sciences and disorders in preparation for graduate studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will have an entry-level understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism.

Student Performance Indicators
  • Students will identify anatomical structures of the speech and hearing mechanism.
  • Students will identify that anatomical and physiological bases for human communication
Assessment Method
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA 330
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA 362

2. Students will have an entry-level understanding of the normal processes of speech and language development.

Student Performance Indicators
  • Students will identify and describe developmental milestones for speech and language acquisition and development.
  • Students will apply understanding of language processes to assessment of normal speech and language functioning.
Assessment Method
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA 340.
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA 364.

3. Students will have an entry-level understanding of diagnostic and treatment methods in Communication Disorders.

Student Performance Indicators
  • Students will identify issues related to reliability and validity of assessment instruments and be able to administer and interpret various assessment instruments.
  • Students will develop diagnostic summaries and treatment plans based on assessment findings.
Assessment Method
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA 400.
  • Earn a grade of C+ or better in SPA467 (capstone).