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  • Speech-LanguagePathologyMastersDegreeStudent

    Handbook

    DepartmentofSpeechandHearingSciencesIndianaUniversity

    2017-2018 Thishandbookisintendedtoprovideallstudentsinthespeech-languagepathologymaster'sdegreeprogramwith basic information about academic degree requirements for amajor in Speech and Hearing Sciences.ReaditcarefullyandseetheCoordinatoroftheSpeech-LanguagePathologyGraduateProgramifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutanypartofwhat iswrittenhere.Thishandbooksupplements,butdoesnotsupersede,thedegreerequirementsfoundintheGraduateSchoolBulletin.YoushouldhaveacopyoftheBulletinwhichgoverns your degree program, and you are expected to be familiar with its contents (CONTAINS ALLREGULATIONSPASSEDBYTHE FACULTYASOFAUGUST2015.APPLIESTOALLMASTER'S STUDENTSWHOSEPROGRAMSAREPLANNEDAFTERTHATDATE.)

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    TABLEOFCONTENTS

    THEJOBOUTLOOKFORTHEFUTURE....................................................................................................3

    PREPARINGFORTHEPROFESSION................................................................................................................................3UNDERGRADUATEPREPARATION.................................................................................................................................3

    THEGRADUATESPEECH-LANGUAGEPATHOLOGYPROGRAM:ACADEMICREQUIREMENTS...................4

    CURRICULUM............................................................................................................................................................4THESISOPTION.........................................................................................................................................................5

    THEGRADUATESPEECH-LANGUAGEPATHOLOGYPROGRAM:CLINICALREQUIREMENTS.....................6

    PRACTICUM..............................................................................................................................................................6EXTERNSHIPS...........................................................................................................................................................7PRACTICUMANDEXTERNSHIPGRADES.........................................................................................................................7ComprehensiveExam8

    EVALUATIONOFACADEMICANDCLINICALPROGRESS.........................................................................8

    CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE..................................................................................................................9

    ASHACERTIFICATION...............................................................................................................................................9 NATIONALEXAMINATION......................................................................................................................................9 CLINICALFELLOWSHIP..........................................................................................................................................9SCHOOLLICENSURE................................................................................................................................................10

    OTHERIMPORTANTINFORMATION......................................................................................................10

    IMMUNIZATIONFORHEPATITIS-B..............................................................................................................................10DISPUTERESOLUTION..............................................................................................................................................10ASSISTANCEFORACADEMIC,CLINICAL,ORPERSONALDIFFICULTIES...............................................................................10CALENDAR..............................................................................................................................................................11DISABLEDSTUDENTSERVICES....................................................................................................................................11REGISTRATION.........................................................................................................................................................11FURTHERINFORMATION............................................................................................................................................11

    COURSEDESCRIPTIONS.......................................................................................................................11

    APPENDIXI:ASHASTANDARDSFORTHECERTIFICATESOFCLINICALCOMPETENCE............................14

    APPENDIXII:ASHACODEOFETHICS....................................................................................................21

    APPENDIXIII:ASHASCOPEOFPRACTICEFORSPEECH-LANGUAGEPATHOLOGY..................................25

    APPENDIXIV:COUNCILFORCLINICALCERTIFICATIONBOARDINTERPRETATIONSONCLINICALPRACTICUM.........................................................................................................................................31

    APPENDIXV:SUMMARYOFSUPERVISEDCLINICALPRACTICUMFORM................................................33

    APPENDIXVI:STUDENTSWITHDISABILITIES.......................................................................................35

    APPENDIXVII:PLAGIARISM..................................................................................................................36

    APPENDIXVIII:CAACOMPLAINTPROCEDURES....................................................................................38

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    THEJOBOUTLOOKFORTHEFUTURE

    Whileitisdifficulttopredictexactlywhatthejobmarketwillbeinanyprofessioninyearstocome,wedoknowthatanumberoffactorsareinfluencinganincreaseinthedemandforspeech,languageandhearingprofessionals. For example, public law mandates that all children with impairments receive a free andappropriatepubliceducationandthatpersonnelprovidingservicestochildrenwithimpairmentsbequalified.This is resulting in the employment of more speech-language professionals in schools. Additionally, theincreasingnumberof olderAmericans in theU.S.whoare susceptible to strokes, dementing illnesses, andotherconditionsfrequentlyrequiretheservicesofspeech-languagepathologists.Motorvehicleaccidentsandgrowingnumbersof veterans returning fromwar continue to causeheadandneck injuries,which result incognitive,speech,andlanguageimpairment.Alltold,thedemandforservicesprovidedbyspeech-languagepathologistshasbeenprojectedtobehighthroughthefirstquarterofthe21stcentury.

    PREPARINGFORTHEPROFESSION

    TheCertificateofClinicalCompetence(CCC)oftheAmericanSpeech-Language-HearingAssociation(ASHA) is the only professional credential for speech-language pathologists recognized in every state.Currently,candidatesfortheCCCmusthavecompletedthemaster'sdegreeoritsequivalentandninemonthsof supervised professional experience andmust pass a national exam.Although certification is a voluntaryprocess,mostclinics,hospitals,andotherservicefacilitiesrequiretheiremployeestohavetheCCC.Forty-sixstatesalsorequirethatspeech-languagepathologistsbelicensed.

    UNDERGRADUATEPREPARATION

    Studentsmusthaveabachelorsdegree(typically inspeechandhearingsciencesorcommunicationsciencesanddisorders)withaminimumgradepointaverageof3.0fromanaccreditedcollegeoruniversity(oritsequivalentfromaforeigninstitution)tobeeligibleforadmissionintothemaster'sdegreeprogram.Studentsmustalsocompleteundergraduatecoursework in the followingareas. If youareanon-majorandhavenotcompletedworkintheseareas,youwillberequiredtotaketheseclassespriorto,orconcurrentwith,the graduate courses described on subsequent pages (at a minimum, the first three courses must becompleted prior to matriculation; the remaining two courses may be taken as an addition to the regulargraduatecoursework).

    Course Credits

    Phonetics(mustincludeIPAtranscription) 3

    SpeechAnatomyandPhysiology 3

    ChildLanguageDevelopment 3

    Acoustics/SpeechScience 3

    Audiology/HearingScience* 3

    *Must include audiological testing and treatment. This requirement may also befulfilledwithseparatecoursesinaudiologicalassessmentandtreatment.

    Inadditiontorequiredprofessionalcoursework,studentshopingtoachievetheCertificateofClinicalCompetenceinspeech-languagepathologymustdocument,accordingtoASHArequirements(StandardIV-

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    A),coursework(atleastonecourseineachofthefourareas)inthefollowingbasicscienceswithaminimumgradeofDineachcourse(courseworkwithagradebelowDwillnotfulfilltheserequirements):

    Coursework inbiological (e.g.,biology,humananatomyandphysiology,neuroanatomyandneuro-physiology,humangenetics,veterinaryscience,etc.)andphysicalsciences(e.g.,physics,chemistry,astronomy,geology,etc.).

    o The biological and physical science courseworkmust be taken outside the field of speech andhearingscience.

    o A list of IU courses that our program would deem acceptable for meeting the biological andphysicalsciencerequirementscanbefoundonourdepartmentalwebsite.

    Coursework inbehavioral and/or social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, publichealth,etc.).

    Courseworkinstatistics. Thestatisticsrequirementcannotbemetbyaresearchmethodscourseinspeechandhearingscience.

    This courseworkmay be carried forward from the undergraduate degree, or taken for credit at anaccreditedcollegeoruniversityasacontinuingeducationstudentoratthegraduatelevel;iftheyaretakenatthegraduatelevel,theymaynotbecountedtosatisfyanyrequirementsfortheMastersdegree.StudentsareencouragedtovisittheASHAwebsitetoreviewtheaboveaswellasadditionalcertifica