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Program Goals

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​Our Program Goals​​

  • Graduate speech language pathologists with sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge, clinical skills, professional practice competencies, clinical reasoning, cultural fluency, and empathy for their practice.
  • Instill awareness of global health and education disparities, and in the Vincentian mission, advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies that impact the overall services of clients and communities.
  • Contribute to the professional practice of speech language pathology through participation in systematic inquiry and use of evidence-based practice.
  • Create a broad range of clinical opportunities and externship experiences to develop skills in the identification, prevention, evaluation and intervention of disorders and difference in speech, language and swallowing.
  • ​Contribute to the overall growth and academic excellence of DePaul University and support its Vincentian mission by establishing and implementing the SLP program.​