Welcome to Communication Sciences and Disorders
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. Formerly known as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) 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.
Department News and Events
TUITION WAIVERS: Fall 2013 Graduate Merit Tuition Waiver Application Forms (Code 451—Scholarship and Fellowship) are now available through the Office of Graduate Education and Life. All 2nd-year SLP and 2nd- & 3rd-year AuD graduate students with a cumGPA of 3.6 or higher and who will not have an assistantship for the fall semester are invited to apply. If interested, please complete the top portion of the form and submit it to Cheryl Ridgway, Administrative Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders before July 11.
FACULTY AWARDS: Congratulations to CSD faculty members 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!
STUDENT NEWS: Congratulations to SPA senior Sharrell Barnes. A native of Williamson, WV, Barnes has been named a 2013 McNair Scholar. See: Thirteen WVU students chosen as 2013 McNair Scholars.
Congratulations to SPA student 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. LeMasters will be beginning her graduate studies in speech-language pathology at WVU in August. See: Winners announced in CEHS research competition.
Congratulations to SPA student Chelsea Kuhn. From Burton, WV, Kuhn was one of 34 top seniors recognized with the WVU Foundation’s Outstanding Senior Award. Kuhn will be beginning her graduate studies in speech-language pathology at WVU in August. 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 CSD 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: CSD 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.