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Guide to Starting an Academic Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Section 4 – Seeking Accreditation: What You Need to Know


The fundamental principles of accreditation are to improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and professional practice while at the same time protecting the interests of students and benefiting the public. As the only nationally recognized accrediting agency that focuses on the discipline of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and the fundamental interrelationship of speech, language, and hearing, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) fulfills that multidimensional mission.

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