A candidate for admission to Midwestern University SLP Program must demonstrate abilities and skills in five domains: 1) observation; 2) communication; 3) motor; 4) intellectual abilities; and 5) behavioral and social. Compensation can be made for limitations in certain skills if the candidate is able to perform in a reasonably independent manner given accommodation. Technical standards are specified in the Speech-language Pathology Program Manual. Those listed below are a summary of the Program specific technical standards that apply to classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments.
Candidates are required to certify that they understand and meet these Technical Standards. Candidates must provide such certification prior to matriculation. Candidates who may not meet the Technical Standards must inform the Director of Admissions, who will then contact the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students, in consultation with the College Dean, will identify and discuss what accommodations, if any, the College would need to make that would allow the candidate to complete the curriculum. The College is not able to grant accommodations that alter the educational standards of the curriculum. Students must meet the Technical Standards for the duration of enrollment in their professional program.