CAAThe Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology (CAA) announced the release of its revised Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards).

The CAA extended thanks to all individuals who responded to the peer review surveys in 2014-2015. The Council received more than 1,000 comments. After careful review and consideration of all comments received, the CAA voted at its February 2016 meeting to approve the revisions to the Standards. All changes will become effective August 1, 2017. Programs submitting re-accreditation applications February 1, 2017, and programs submitting annual reports August 1, 2017, will do so under the new standards.

The CAA has developed a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 and current 2008 standards reflecting a description of the changes. The 2017 Standards, the comparison, and a summary of the feedback are available on the CAA’s website.

ASHAThe Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredits eligible clinical doctoral programs in audiology and master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology.

The CAA relies on a dedicated corps of volunteers serving as Council members and site visitors to accomplish the work of the accreditation program.

Source: CAA; ASHA