Academic Status, Remediation, Position Statement on Students Who Speak English with Accents and Nonstandard Dialects
Academic Status Statement
Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative and semester grade point average of 3.00 or above at the end of each semester. Failure to do so will result in either academic dismissal after two consecutive semesters of a grade point average below 3.00 or placement on academic warning after a single semester of a grade point average below 3.00. A grade of B- or better must be received in all of the following:
- Speech-language pathology required courses
- Practica and Externships
- Speech-language pathology electives
Academic Remediation Statement
In cases where a student is not meeting the minimum competence requirements for any course as stipulated in the course syllabus, he or she is required to contact the instructor to discuss potential remediation.
Position Statement on Students Who Speak English with Accents and Nonstandard Dialects
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College concurs with and abides by the official position of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1998), regarding professionals who speak with accents and/or dialects. This position states:
It is the position of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that students and professionals in communication sciences and disorders who speak with accents and/or dialects can effectively provide speech, language, and audiological services to persons with communication disorders as long as they have the expected level of knowledge in normal and disordered communication, the expected level of diagnostic and clinical case management skills, and if modeling is necessary, are able to model the target phoneme, grammatical feature, or other aspect of speech and language that characterizes the client's particular problem.