CSU, Chico News

Speech and Language Therapy Program Holding Public Meeting

Date: 09-15-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Doug McColl
Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (CMSD) at California State University, Chico will be holding a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 1, 4–5 p.m. in O’Connell 254 on campus. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input on the program’s Center for Communication Disorders as part of its eight-year reaccreditation process.

The meeting is open to the general public and students of the program. “We are especially interested in hearing from individuals or family members who have received speech or language therapy at the clinic,” said Doug McColl, director of CMSD. “Individuals who have received services from the clinic can give us specific and useful information about how they have benefited and how the program can be improved.”

Re-accreditation with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the hallmark of quality CMSD programs across the country said McColl. The program has been accredited with ASHA since 1984.

Parking is available in the visitor parking area located at Chestnut and West Second Street by vending machine permit.

A copy of the standards for accreditation and the CAA’s policy on public comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850; calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071; or accessing the documents on ASHA’s website at http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/PublicCommentList.htm.

For more information about the open meeting, contact McColl at 530-898-4517.