Welcome to Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech-language pathology and audiology are exciting professions wherein practitioners provide services for individuals of all ages who have speech, voice, language, swallowing, hearing, and/or balance disorders. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) at West Virginia University offers a preprofessional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, a professional Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology, a professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, and a post-professional Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Ph.D., our newest program, is specifically designed for expert clinicians who seek a leadership role as a researcher and scholar in the discipline. Both of our professional graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Congratulations to our 2013 graduates!
Department News and Events
FACULTY AWARDS: Congratulations to Drs. Linda Shuster and Ken St. Louis on receiving 2013 College of Education and Human Services faculty awards. Professor Shuster was recognized with the College’s Outstanding Researcher Award and Professor St. Louis was the recipient of the College’s Outstanding Service Award.
NSSLHA: Congratulations to the WVU Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association for being selected by the University’s Student Government Association as an Honorable Mention for 2013 Student Organization of the Year for their outstanding community service!
MAY IS BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH: Although always important, it is in May when we focus our efforts on raising awareness about communication disorders. Many resources are available from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ‘to help you celebrate BHSM every day’.
PRESS RELEASES: Congratulations to SPA senior Staci LeMasters. LeMasters, from Parkersburg, WV, received the College’s Undergraduate Research Award for her poster “Acceptability of Teasing for Stuttering in Males and Females” at the 2013 Student Research Forum. See: Winners announced in CEHS research competition.
Congratulations also to SPA senior Chelsea Kuhn. A native of Burton, WV, Kuhn is one of 34 top seniors recognized with the WVU Foundation’s Outstanding Senior Award. See: WVU’s top seniors honored.
DEPARTMENT CLINICS: For more information about the services provided in the WVU Speech and Hearing Centers or to schedule an appointment, please contact Melissa Mitchell at (304) 293-6817 or by emailing Melissa.Mitchell@mail.wvu.edu.
VIDEO: The running of the 3rd annual MountainEAR 5k to promote healthy hearing and speech and to support the clients in the WVU Hearing and Speech Centers on WBOY 12News.
STUDENT ATHLETES SPEAK OUT: Read about the Spring 2013 motivational speeches developed in SPA faculty member Carolyn Atkins’ Speaking to Communities course by students who are members of the WVU football, basketball, and soccer teams. See: Student-athletes ‘speak out’ on personal journeys. See video of the speeches at West Virginia Illustrated.
PRESS RELEASE: SPA faculty member Norman Lass’ latest publication, Review of Speech and Hearing Sciences, represents the 21st text he has authored or co-authored over his 43-year career at WVU. See: WVU Speech Pathology & Audiology professor authors book.