Academic Administration: Essential Characteristics and Attributes of Speech-Language Pathologists In 2007, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) developed a list of Eligibility Requirements and Essential Functions for students interested in the field of speech-language pathology (Schwartz et al., 2007). Based on this comprehensive list of skills and attributes, the graduate program at Georgia State ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2011
Academic Administration: Essential Characteristics and Attributes of Speech-Language Pathologists
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  • Debra Schober-Peterson
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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  • Colleen M. O’Rourke
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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Professional Issues & Training / Academic Administration
Article   |   June 01, 2011
Academic Administration: Essential Characteristics and Attributes of Speech-Language Pathologists
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2011, Vol. 21, 43-46. doi:10.1044/aas21.2.43
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2011, Vol. 21, 43-46. doi:10.1044/aas21.2.43

In 2007, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) developed a list of Eligibility Requirements and Essential Functions for students interested in the field of speech-language pathology (Schwartz et al., 2007). Based on this comprehensive list of skills and attributes, the graduate program at Georgia State University developed a core set of characteristics for speech-language pathology students. The list focuses on skills and attributes students should demonstrate prior to the start of a graduate program in speech-language pathology. This article summarizes the process used to develop the list and discusses the importance of institutions creating unique lists for their respective programs.

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