Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate Learning Aims

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in explaining key concepts and describing evidence-based practices in speech-language pathology and audiology using field-appropriate terminology through examinations, class projects, and presentations.  
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories underlying the typical processes of speech, language and hearing development through examinations, class projects, and presentations.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of cultural and linguistic variables that may impact the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in culturally and linguistically (CLD) diverse populations through examinations, class projects, and presentations.
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in the ability to access, interpret, and  participate  in scholarly research  in the field of SP/A as demonstrated by appropriate use of scholarly resources, both electronic and printed, as well as through written and oral scholarly presentations and products.
  5. Student will demonstrate competency in professional and technical writing.
    • Students will demonstrate strong writing skills with a clear ability to express thoughts and point of view using correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, word choice (semantics), transitions, and general structure. 
    • Students will demonstrate correct APA documentation (including reference page, cover page, in-text citations, appropriate number of reputable sources used for support, paraphrasing skills etc.).
    • Students will demonstrate writing with a clear and cohesive message, including an appropriate sense of audience (sensitivity to diversity in culture, socioeconomic, and educational background). 

WRITING-AIMS

Program outcome:  The program will instruct students to become proficient in professional and technical writing.

Student learner outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate strong writing skills with a clear ability to express thoughts and point of view using correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, word choice (semantics), transitions, and general structure. 
  • Students will demonstrate correct APA documentation (including reference page, cover page, in-text citations, appropriate number of reputable sources used for support, paraphrasing skills etc.).
  • Students will demonstrate writing with a clear and cohesive message, including an appropriate sense of audience (sensitivity to diversity in culture, socioeconomic, and educational background).