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Janis P Bellack, Chief Academic Officer
Mailing Address: Charlestown Navy Yard 36 First Avenue
Boston MA 02129
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Organization Type:Higher Education Institution
Educator Preparation Program Contact: Katie Mulcahy
Educator Preparation Program Contact Phone: 617-726-8019
Educator Preparation Program Contact Email:
Mission and Vision Statement:The mission of the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare students to become speech-language pathologists who demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, and to advance knowledge about human communication and its disorders. To accomplish this mission, the program has the following goals: ? Provide the necessary academic and clinical preparation to meet or exceed the standards established by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) for clinical certification in speech-language pathology; ? Prepare skilled clinicians who can provide state-of-the-art, client-centered services in multiple settings; ? Provide an academic and clinical curriculum that prepares students to become generalist clinicians with specialty knowledge and skills in both education and healthcare settings, fosters critical thinking, and promotes the development of leadership skills; ? Implement a scientist-practitioner model of teaching, clinical supervision, and mentorship; ? Foster a collaborative interdisciplinary learning environment; ? Engage in ongoing program development that explores innovative approaches to speech-language pathology practice and education; ? Educate students to provide ethical and evidence-based services to diverse populations across the lifespan; ? Develop new methods for the practice of speech-language pathology through empirically?based research, and clinical scholarship; disseminate research to local, regional, national and international audiences; and ? Provide affordable, accessible, and the highest quality clinical services to the local community.