Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Service Learning

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A number of courses in the department of speech-language pathology/audiology are identified as service-learning courses. Service-learning, according to Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice is defined as:

… a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Service-learning includes the key concepts of reflection and reciprocity.

Our department believes that the pedagogy of service-learning allows our undergraduate students to integrate and experience course content through service work in the Baltimore community. An array of assignments and reflections help the students connect their service experience with the central ideas of a course as well as learn about both themselves and the world around them. Additionally, service-learning is designed to achieve the undergraduate aims of the University through the promotion of justice, the recognition and awareness of diversity, and the development of leadership.

The following courses are presently or have recently had service-learning components:

  • SP202  Introduction to Human Communication
  • SP203  Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • SP307  Speech and Language Development
  • SP308  Professional and Technical Writing
  • SP312  Cultural Diversity in Communication
  • SP405  Organic Bases on Childhood Communication Disorders