Mission and Strategic Plan
The Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Toledo is dedicated to the development of competent and caring entry-level speech-language pathologists. The program is committed to providing a broad foundation of normal bases of speech, language, and hearing and specialized coursework in the assessment and remediation of speech and language disorders. The program provides coursework and practicum experiences with a diverse population to ensure that students demonstrate knowledge and skill competencies to provide services to children and adults with communication disorders.
The program is committed to quality teaching enhanced by faculty research with an emphasis on evidenced-based practices in assessment and remediation of speech-language disorders in children and adults. Clinical practicum is an integral part of the student's development and such experiences are interspersed throughout the student's education to provide opportunities to apply previously learned approaches and techniques under supervision.
In keeping with its mission, the University of Toledo Speech-Language Pathology program
offers high quality and cutting edge therapy to individuals with communication disorders
through its Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The innovative, specialized clinical programs
take a novel approach to providing services that are not currently offered in the
Greater Toledo area. The research-based clinical programs are conducted by faculty
and students for the dual purposes of student training and addressing community needs.
Services are offered at reduced rates or no cost due to grant funding and other creative
2015-2016 Academic Year
1.0 Community Engagement
1.1 Continue to expand innovative services through the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic.
1.1.1 Develop specialized summer clinics focusing on a variety of clinical populations.
1.2 Identify continued partnerships within the community, in which the
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
is the primary service provider.
1.2.1 Continue to expand current contracts at Sunbridge and TBIRC.
1.2.2 Work to identify up to two more partnerships in the community.
1.3 Faculty will identify opportunities to develop community engagement
activities through graduate and
1.4 Faculty in the SLP program will provide continuing education in the community.
1.4.1 Faculty members in the SLP program will conduct a total of 5 continuing
presentations, workshops, or seminars for therapists and constituency groups.
2.1 Faculty will continue to conduct their personal research programs.
2.1.1 Faculty will review the ARPA forms to develop a baseline of average number
grants, and presentations completed by the program each year.
2.2 Faculty will continue to develop an initial proposal for a consortial
doctoral program with
Bowling Green State University.
2.2.1 Submit initial letter and proposal for review in January of 2016.
2.3 Faculty will continue to include students in our research programs.
2.3.1 At least 10 students will present at state and/or national conferences.
3.0 Interprofessional Education
3.1 Students will continue to participate in the first semester of the
Program offered on the Health Science Campus.
3.1.1 During fall of 2014 and 2015, 90 graduate students in SLP participated in this program.
3.2 Faculty will continue to identify possible interprofessional education
courses and experiences for
undergraduate and graduate students.
3.2.1 Faculty will work with disciplines that work in educational settings (k-12
settings, etc.) to develop possible programming for students.
3.3 Faculty will continue to develop the Program for Enhancing Emerging
Language and Literacy Skills, a
multidisciplinary early intervention daycare/preschool program, where students will experience
3.3.1 An initial proposal will include SLP, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy,
Therapy and Early Childhood faculty members.
3.3.2 The proposal will be linked to a plan forward by the
Judith Herb College of Education and
Toledo Public Schools to support a preschool on campus.