Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Education: Implementation of the New ASHA Standards As of January 1, 2005, all masters’ level graduates in speech-language pathology will be required to meet the new ASHA standards for certification (ASHA, 2003). As of January 1, 2007, new standards will also be implemented in audiology (ASHA, 2003). Graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders across ... SIG News
SIG News  |   October 01, 2003
Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Education: Implementation of the New ASHA Standards
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  • Patti Solomon-Rice
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Nancy B. Robinson
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
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Professional Issues & Training / SIG News
SIG News   |   October 01, 2003
Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Education: Implementation of the New ASHA Standards
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 6-7. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.6
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 6-7. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.6
As of January 1, 2005, all masters’ level graduates in speech-language pathology will be required to meet the new ASHA standards for certification (ASHA, 2003). As of January 1, 2007, new standards will also be implemented in audiology (ASHA, 2003). Graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders across the nation are currently implementing modifications in their course work and clinical practicum to fulfill these new requirements.
The process of program modification and change has been the topic of much discussion over the past 3 years at annual meetings of ASHA and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Matthes, 2002). At the academic level, program directors, department chairs, and faculty members have devoted much energy to revising curriculum. At the clinical practicum level, clinic directors and clinical supervisors have also focused on creating more comprehensive clinical experiences. Collaboration between academic and clinical training components is essential to succeed. Clinical faculty members are in a unique position to facilitate linkages between classroom learning and practical application.
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