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1 SPLH Advising Session for Juniors and Seniors Fall 2014

2 CORE questions Juniors and Seniors who started with old general education requirements should still follow these requirements Incoming transfers have the option of “opting out” of the Core and reverting to pre-Fall 2013 general education requirements – You must consult an advisor and lock in your decision – Summer 2014 transfer students have until 1/1/2015 to make that decision – Fall 2014 transfer students have until 8/1/2015 to make that decision

3 SPLH Advising Reminders If you haven’t done so already, you need to create a plan of study and have it approved by Karen Cook in CLA and your advisor – See

4 Course reminders: If you haven’t done so already, take – SPLH 120 (Prereq: Math 101/104) & SPLH 320 – Class size for 120 and 320 have been increased – SPLH 320 has been increased to 3 credits – SPLH 660 Research Methods has new prerequisites: 9 credits of SPLH course work, English 101, 102 (or course meeting core skill in written communication) – SPLH 662 (Speech Science) is only offered in the Fall

5 SPLH Advising Reminders If you have not taken SPLH 663 Hearing Science….. Plan to take SPLH 663 Hearing Science in Spring 2015 – SPLH 120 and 320 are prerequisite to 663 – SPLH 663 is a prerequisite to SPLH 668 – SPLH 663 is ONLY offered in the SPRING – If you have not completed 663 by Spring of Sophomore year you will still graduate on time, but you will not have the opportunity to complete SPLH 670: Practicum in AUD within a regular 4 year BA.

6 Looking Ahead During your senior year, submit your Application for Graduation (AFG) by March 1. Instructions are included on our website: Look under Applying for Graduation Tutorial

7 ASHA requirements Standards How will changes in ASHA requirements affect my plan of study? ASHA requires completion of courses in Statistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Biological Sciences, and Physical Sciences – May be completed at undergraduate or graduate level – Recommended phyiscial science = physics

8 From ASHA website (http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/ SLP-Standards- Comparison.pdf )http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/ SLP-Standards- Comparison.pdf Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science) Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health. Acceptable courses in physical sciences include physics

9 ASHA requirements continued Statistics – Introductory statistics such as Psych 210 or Math 365 satisfies this requirement. Research methodology courses in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) may not be used to satisfy the statistics requirement.

10 PLANNING FOR LIFE AFTER GRADUATION

11 Graduate School in AuD or SLP KUSSHA grad night in the Fall-date tba Graduate school admissions is competitive Most schools require a minimum GPA of 3.0 just to apply Admitted students generally have GPAs well above 3.0

12 Succeeding Academically Keep track of your grades in your courses – Check your DPR for current GPAs (overall and in major) – See your instructor if you need help calculating your current grade – See your instructor EARLY for ideas on how to improve your performance – Office hours are for YOU. Go see your instructor. – Keep your advisor informed of any challenges you are facing See for additional KU resources

13 MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

14 Take Advantage of KU KU offers many opportunities to enrich your undergraduate experience and learn outside the classroom – These experiences will help develop important skills you need for your career

15 SLPs and AuDs work with people

16 Gain Experience Working with People Complete the Service Learning Certification program – Lynn Murphy is our faculty sponsor for service learning opportunities

17 Summer Camp Jobs Look for camps with children (or adults) with disabilities – – – disabilities_index.htm disabilities_index.htm – Just google summer camp and a particular disability or a particular location Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Clinic Communication Camp Applications due in the Spring

18 Gain an Appreciation of Other Cultures KU has numerous study abroad opportunities including short-term break, semester long, and year long opportunities Complete the Global Awareness Program

19 Study Abroad Considerations (from Jacquelyn Vorndran) Make an appointment with a Study Abroad advisor You can get SPLH credit for some courses. – SPLH faculty are able to evaluate offerings to see if they meet course requirements – Keep track of forms through an online portfolio – Some sites to search for programs: – – (click list of programs on the side) – (semester programs on the side, this is the one that I did in Namibia!) – –

20 SLPs and AuDs consume and conduct research

21 Gain Experience in Research Complete Departmental Honors or Research Experience Program (REP) Certification SPLH uses a central matching procedure. The application is distributed to all majors mid-semester near enrollment time – Applications available via on October 3; due back October 31

22 SLPs and AuDs are involved

23 Join KUSSHA! Kansas University Student Speech Language Hearing Association Recent activities: – Grad night – Meet the professionals night – Movie Socials – Advocacy day in Topeka

24 Join NSSLHA! National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Access to ASHA journals and websites Journal Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders and NSSLHA Now! Discounts to convention and membership

25 Applying for Graduate School See tutorial: s/advising/GraduateSchoolApplicationTutorial updatewebsiteResumeBooklet pdf s/advising/GraduateSchoolApplicationTutorial updatewebsiteResumeBooklet pdf KUSSHA offers grad night to discuss applying to grad school in the fall Check out Edfind for information on different graduate schools: –

26 Information about applying to KUs Intercampus program: – professions/ipcd/speech-language- pathology/masters-in-slp/eligibility-and- requirements.html professions/ipcd/speech-language- pathology/masters-in-slp/eligibility-and- requirements.html

27 GRE information You should prepare for the GRE during the summer between your junior and senior year Taken via computer at many locations throughout the US You can repeat the test up to 5 times – but it’s expensive and time consuming!

28 What if I don’t go to Graduate School in SPLH? – BA in SPLH prepares students for other graduate programs – Employment opportunities: – Some states have recognized SLP Assistants (SLPAs) Some school districts offer pay differentials for SLPAs (compared to other paraprofessionals). You need to check with each school district) Regulations for SLPAs can be found at – Employment opportunities in industry

29 What if I graduate in December? – KU only offers an option to start graduate school in January if space permits – No January starts for last three years Check with other grad programs regarding Spring Semester entrance possibilities Working in a related field may be possible – see previous slide

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