Category: Academic Education (AE)
Traditionally, a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) undergraduate degree is the preferred gateway to the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree, yet the relationship of undergraduate CSD education to AuD program success is not well established. The current study investigated the relationship of undergraduate major as a predictive indicator of academic and clinical success in AuD programs. Preliminary results indicate that all majors outperformed CSD undergraduates in academic performance based upon cumulative GPA as well as on the Praxis examination.
Alyssa Needleman– Clinical Director and Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Patricia Gaffney– Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Department of Audiology
Erica Friedland– Department Chair and Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University