American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

HES Starter Kit: Background

HES Starter Kit

Why was the HES developed?

There was no single comprehensive system to collect and report data in a centralized, uniform, and consistent manner...until the HES.

Each year, the ASHA, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) receive numerous requests for data about communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs at all degree levels from academic programs, state and federal agencies, researchers, and students. To address requests, these organizations collaborated to create the HES as the authoritative data source for information about higher education in CSD.

What survey and reports are in the HES?

  • CSD Education Survey
  • CAA Application
  • CAA Annual Report

What data will be collected through the HES?

  • admissions
  • enrollment
  • graduation
  • first employment
  • curriculum
  • data verifying compliance with CAA standards

What is EdFind?

EdFind is ASHA's public search engine for learning about graduate programs in CSD. Data provided by academic programs in the CSD Education Survey populates EdFind.

With over 300 institutions offering degree programs in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language and hearing science, EdFind offers convenient and personalized searches on academic programs and the ability to generate customized CSD program lists at no charge.

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