Scholars in the Educating Pacific Island Clinicians in Speech (EPICS) Project completed the final two courses to fulfill the undergraduate requirements for the San Jose State University graduate program in speech language pathology. The courses, EDSP 112: Treatment and Management of Speech Language Disorders and EDSP124: Assessment & Evaluation, were taught on-site, the first face to face courses, by Jean Jackson, CCC-SLP, SJSU adjunct professor from June 5 – July 7, at house 24, Dean’s Circle, UOG.
Scholars participating in the EPICS (Educating Pacific Island Clinicians in Speech Language Pathology) Project attended a “Meet and Greet” event on November 6. This was the first opportunity for Guam-based scholars to meet face-to-face and also discuss issues with program faculty.
The EPICS Project is a Special Education Personnel Preparation Project based at San Jose State University, in collaboration with Guam CEDDERS. Participants, referred to as “scholars,” who come from American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam, were selected to work towards a Masters Degree in Speech & Language Pathology primarily through an online format.
On February 22-24, Gloria Weddington, Ph.D., CCC-SLP conducted “Clinical Supervision Boot Camp” for Speech Pathologists to provide an update on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) practice policy. During her visit, Dr. Weddington met with representatives from the Guam Department of Education, Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH), and Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) and an audiologist in private practice to begin the process of coordinating practicum sites for the eight Guam-based EPICS scholars.