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Implementing Structured Ethics Education in Your Graduate Program

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Thursday, July 18, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This webinar qualifies for Ethics credit.

In speech-language pathology graduate programs, the use of appropriate pedagogical techniques for teaching and measuring ethics knowledge can be difficult to discern and implement. This presentation will explore current evidence-based literature for teaching methods that are most successful for increasing foundational knowledge and ability to solve ethical dilemmas in speech-language pathology graduate students. Guidance on how to develop and implement a structured ethics training program will be provided to encourage attendees to implement structured ethics training within their programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least three different pedagogical methods for structured ethics education in graduate students.
  • Defend the use of pedagogical methods for structured ethics education in graduate students based on current research
  • Explain the limitations of embedding ethics education in the curriculum as compared to structured ethics training in graduate students.

Webinar Cost

CAPCSD Member $25.00
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $35.00
CAPCSD Non-Member $35.00

Time Ordered Agenda

2:00 - 2:10 PM ET Current methods and limitations of ethics training for students
2:10 - 2:35 PM ET What does the literature say about teaching ethics to healthcare students?
2:35 - 2:50 PM ET Pedagogical strategies and methods for optimal learning for ethics
2:50 - 3:00 PM ET Current research and how to participate in ongoing research


J. Nikki Gaylord, Ed.D, CScD, CCC-SLP
Murray State University

Dr. J. Nikki Gaylord is an assistant professor at Murray State University. Dr. Gaylord has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 25 years. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. She completed a doctorate of clinical science in speech-language pathology in 2019 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professios and a doctorate of education in P-20 leadership from Murray State University in 2022. Dr. Gaylord's current research interests include exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in athletes, exercise-induced dyspnea, voice disorders, and ethics in speech-language pathology.


Financial: I am a salaried faculty of Murray State University. I am a salaried adjunct faculty at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. I am receiving an honorarium for this webinar.
Non-Financial: In this presentation, we will be discussing findings from research conducted at Murray State University regarding ethics.

Stephanie Schaaf, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
Murray State University

Stephanie Schaaf, is an Assistant Professor and Academic and Program Director in the Center for Communication Disorders at Murray State University. In addition to supervising students, she enjoys teaching graduate courses relating to speech sound disorders, language, research, professional issues, and AAC. Before transitioning to the university, she worked in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, home health, and public schools. Her current research and clinical pursuits include supervision, ethics, phonology, AAC and leadership.


Financial: I am a salaried faculty of Murray State University. I am also receiving an honorarium from CAPCSD for this webinar.
Non-Financial: In this presentation we will be discussing findings from research we have conducted at Murray State.

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