Invitation to attend CAA Public Meeting for Program Candidacy Site Visit
You are cordially invited and highly encouraged to attend the virtual public forum held by the CAA regarding the University of New Haven Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The virtual meeting will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. (EST).
A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA's Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or accessing the documents online at https://caa.asha.org/.
Please RSVP to Laura Silva, Program Director, at LSilva@newhaven.edu with your name, email address and phone number.
Why Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing problems in children and adults. Successful speech-language pathologists understand the scientific, social, and clinical aspects of communication and care for patients with disorders of articulation, language development, voice, swallowing, feeding and other issues. Graduates of these programs practice in a wide range of settings including:
- Schools and other educational settings
- Acute care hospitals
- Long-term care and rehabilitation facilities
- Clinics and doctors offices
- Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
- Skilled nursing facilities
The 5 semester, 60 credit, full time program consists of didactic and clinical coursework. Students enrolled in this full-time program will be required to attend classes and/or clinical practice during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students will obtain a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical practice during the program. Courses include:
- Language Development and Disorders in Children
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Progressive and Acquired Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Across the Lifespan
- Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
Students must have completed the following prerequisites as an undergraduate: at least 1 semester in biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics – (3 credits each) and at least 2 semesters in social/behavioral sciences - 6 credits.
Recommended Equivalent coursework includes a minimum of one course in each of the following five subjects:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Introduction to Communication Disorders
- Language Acquisition (Course work in Normal Speech and Language Development in Children)
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Personal Interview
- 30 hours of observation of clinical practice by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist
- Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 from non-English speaking countries
Student Completion Rates
Reporting Period Number of Students Who Completed the Program Number of Students Who Completed in 2.5 Years Percentage of Students Who Completed in 2.5 Years Most Recent Graduating Class TBD TBD TBD 1 Year Prior TBD TBD TBD 2 Years Prior TBD TBD TBD
Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-Takers
Reporting Period Number of Graduates Who Took the Praxis Exam Number of Graduates Who Passed the Praxis Exam Percentage of Graduates Who Passed the Praxis Exam Most Recent Graduating Class TBD TBD TBD 1 Year Prior TBD TBD TBD 2 Years Prior TBD TBD TBD
Employment Rate in the Profession
Reporting Period Number of Graduates Currently Employed in the Profession Percentage of Graduates Currently Employed in the Profession Most Recent Graduating Class TBD TBD 1 Year Prior TBD TBD 2 Years Prior TBD TBD
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at the University of New Haven is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
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