Physical Abilities

  • Able to participate in classroom or clinical activities for two-to four-hour blocks of time, with one or two breaks.
  • Able to move independently to, from, and in academic/clinical facilities.
  • Able to provide for one’s own personal hygiene.
  • Able to manipulate therapeutic/diagnostic materials, including setting out test items, turning pages, etc.
  • Able to respond quickly enough to provide a safe environment for clients in emergency situations, including fire, choking, etc.
  • Able to read the dials on instruments and to visually monitor a client’s response.
  • Able to make accurate judgments about speech and/or acoustic signals.

Affective Abilities

  • Able to work effectively with people, in person, and on the telephone.
  • Able to make appropriate decisions, including the ability to evaluate and generalize appropriately without immediate supervision.
  • Able to understand and respect supervisory authority.
  • Able to maintain appropriate workplace behavior, including punctuality and regular attendance.

Cognitive Abilities

  • Able to comprehend and read professional literature/reports and write university-level papers and clinical reports in English.
  • Able to speak English intelligibility, including the ability to give live-voice test items to clients.
  • Able to independently analyze, synthesize, interpret ideas and concepts in academic and diagnostic/clinic settings.
  • Able to maintain attention and concentration for sufficient time to complete academic/clinical activities, typically two-to-four hours, with one or two breaks.

Pre-Professional Behavior

  • Able to align priorities to prevent work from interfering with classes or clinic.
  • Able to manage commuting to classes in order to complete requirements of the program.
  • Able to manage relocating for externship assignment in order to complete requirements of the program.