The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program in speech-language pathology at Chapman University has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.
Continued probation could have implications for students' future eligibility to obtain professional credentials, including ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence, state licensure, or certification.
We appreciate the agency’s thoroughness and welcome the opportunity to correct these elements. The CSD program will submit a report of changes to CAA as requested, prior to the designated deadline.
If you would like to read more detail about these decisions, please use the links below. http://caa.asha.org/programs/accreditation-decisions/
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) prepares students to become fully credentialed and licensed speech-language pathologists, clinicians and/or supervisors in healthcare and education settings.
This full-time, intensive program is a rich combination of didactic and clinical/fieldwork courses providing carefully guided internships each semester. Placements include hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, agencies, early intervention programs, and K-12 public schools. Students have both on-site supervisors and university supervisors assigned for each setting.
Through skillful modeling and leadership, and highly individualized instruction, students develop the necessary professional competencies to:
- Assess and treat persons with developmental or acquired communication disorder, such as stuttering, deafness/hearing loss, cleft palate, articulation disorder, child language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, voice abnormality, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and swallowing disorders;
- Counsel and support individuals, their spouses, family members, siblings, educators and other professionals on the use of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and other technology to communicate effectively.