Mark M. Cantor, MS, CCC-SLP portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Communication Sciences & Disorders

Current Courses

Summer 2023

  • CSD 6830-001
    Counseling Comm Disord
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)

Professional Organizations

  • Utah Speech Language Hearing Association (USHA). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Position : Member.
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

Developing students' critical thinking skills and ability to ask specific and highly informed questions is at the root of my teaching style whether lecturing in the Clinic Class, leading small group supervisory meetings or holding individual conferences with students.  Direct instruction in and demonstration of evidence-based clinical practices is crucial, as is guiding students to apply what they've learned from academic courses and to appropriately generalize they're clinical experiences from one client to another.  I expect students to research, synthesize, evaluate and apply theoretical and clinical information.  I value helping students identify their strengths and successes, evaluate their areas of need and their less-than-successful clinical experiences, and formulate action plans for continued success and for the remediation of weaknesses.  I also greatly value humor, positive reinforcement and something close to “unconditional support” when lecturing, leading small group meetings and during individual interactions with our graduate students.  I work diligently to create an environment in which our students feel safe to participate, to express their ideas, ask questions, and disagree.  I feel that I have an obligation to construct learning opportunities for our students much like the ones we expect our students to construct for their clients in the clinic.  I ask my students to answer the question, “What does it take for this client to be successful?”  I ask myself the same question regarding my students.  As with clients, I program for and expect students to work towards independence and the mastery of skills. 

Courses I Teach

  • CSD 6710 - Clinical Practicum Speech Language(Guest Lecturer)
    Guest Lecture Topics: Behavior Management; Conducting and Writing Case Histories; Data Collection: Probes and Baselines for Developing Behavioral Objectives; Diagnostics: Planning and Conducting Assessments; Diagnostics: Interpretation; Generalization; Goals, Baselines and Methods; How to Write Like a Pro and Avoid Being Convicted of Fraud in 10 Easy Steps; Personal Narratives and In-Clinic Adventures; Writing Lesson Plans and SOAPs; Writing Semester Reports;

Small Group Teaching

  • • Average Number of Students Supervised Each Semester: 15 • Weekly individual and small group meetings regarding typical and disordered communication development, evaluation and treatment • Weekly supervision and mentoring of each student’s clinical sessions • Specialized instruction in feeding/swallowing disorders, evaluation and treatment for UUSLHC Feeding Team • In-services for University Neurobehavioral Institute Feeding Team .  01/05/2018  -  12/31/2018