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Student Perceptions and Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders (WEBS1021016)

Course Description

This SIG 10 activity focuses on student perceptions and experiences. In the first article, the experiences of SLP graduate students who previously worked as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants are compared with students who did not come into their programs with such experience. Implications for prospective students and program development are discussed. Next, authors investigate experiences of students and graduates of clinical doctorate programs, including the application process, their career goals and outcomes, and their general reflections on their decision to pursue the doctor of speechlanguage pathology degree. Third, authors present an examination of SLPs’ perceptions of graduate students in CSD who speak with vocal fry (a low-pitched, grating voice quality). Finally, in a mixed-method study, graduate and undergraduate students participate in a learning-by-teaching experience in two CSD courses. Three years of data is presented.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • differentiate between stressors reported by graduate students who had worked as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants and those who had not
  • list three reasons respondents provided for pursuing a doctor of speechlanguage pathology degree
  • describe three characteristics attributed to graduate students with vocal fry
  • explain three benefits to using a learning-by-teaching model in the classroom

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. “Getting Back Into School Mode”: Experiences of Former Speech-Language Pathology Assistants in Graduate School by George W. Wolford, Laura L. Wolford, Schea Fissel Brannick, Emily N. Anderson, and Kaitlin McLoud, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 5, October 20, 2022
  2. Understanding the Experiences of Students Within Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology Programs: Perceptions About Their Educational Experiences by Lesley Sylvan and Robyn Becker, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 4, August 15, 2022
  3. How Graduate Students With Vocal Fry Are Perceived by Speech-Language Pathologists by Sally K. Gallena and James A. Pinto, published in SIG 10, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 17, 2021
  4. Student Perceptions of Learning-by-Teaching in a Speech Sound Disorders Course by Lesley E. Mayne and Namhee Kim, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 3, June 13, 2022
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 6
ASHA CEU*: 0.6
Item #(s): WEBS1021016
Available Through: April 03, 2028