The Speech & Hearing Sciences Department is in the process of reviewing and updating their 5-year strategic plan. 2013-14 short term objectives address aspects of the commitment to stronger educational offerings, enhancing clinical offerings, and further research agendas. These objectives are:
- strengthen undergraduate program offerings through the offerings of a variety of undergraduate electives, increased honors' courses, and providing more lower-division coursework for freshman and sophomore students.
- continue clinic improvements. Phase 1 has included a redesign of the graduate clinician lab and the establishment of a student computer lab for clinical observation. In 2013-14, the SPHR Department will fundraise to install an audio/video observation system for our clinic, allowing supervisors, students, and families better observation facilities during clinic sessions.
- offer two new graduate electives: neuroimaging and assessment and treatment of children. These courses strengthen our graduate offerings in the areas of medical speech-language pathology and working with bilingual populations as well as working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- implement services for cognitive rehabilitation in the PSU Speech & Language clinic.