Ronald B. Gillam, co-author of Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition, recently published an article for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) entitled "ASHA Report: PhD Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Innovative Models and Practices of PhD Education." In the featured piece, Gillam discusses a report from the Academic Affairs Board (AAB) of ASHA following interviews in fall 2016 from "73 of the 76 directors of PhD programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) in the United States."
The AAB report, "Programs in Communication Science and Disorders: Innovative Models and Practices," found:
- A high rate of completion in most programs
- Most PhD students participate in interdisciplinary experiences and courses
- Upon graduating, the majority of students seek positions in academia
Gillam's article concentrates on three predominant issues from the interviews: "program strengths, mentorship, and challenges to PhD education," as well as future directions.
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