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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is at the forefront of research and the scientific study of speech production, speech perception, hearing, language organization in the brain, and language and literacy development and disorders. Our master's degree program focuses on preparing clinical scientists to advance the practice of speech-language pathology. As such, it provides a broad-based curriculum that includes, among other topics, the study of spoken and written language development and disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, and cochlear implant (re)habilitation. Our doctoral program is actively training the next generation of university professors and research scientists. Our students are highly sought after and our faculty are widely regarded as national and international experts in their respective fields of study. Opportunities abound here.

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Are you interested in learning specific techniques to advance students’ literacy skills? COMD is offering a special, three day, 1-credit graduate course early this summer (June 9-11) that is appropriate for all school-based professionals (e.g., general and special educators, speech-language pathologists, reading specialists) interested in improving their students’ literacy skills, whether the students are typically-developing or struggling with those abilities.

Click here for more information about the course and how to register.


COMD is excited to announce the COMD Distinguished Alumni Award, which will be presented during the SCSHA Convention in February 2014. The award is open to all alumni of Speech Pathology and Audiology Disorders (SPAD) or Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) whose work has made a difference to the profession, and a significant contribution to a community or population.

Nomination form and your letter of support are due Friday, January 10, 2014.

COMD researcher awarded grants to help students with reading, language challenges.
From research to honors and awards, COMD faculty, staff and students have been in the limelight during spring and summer.
COMD Doctoral Students Receive 2013 Presidential Fellowship Award
A study by Dr. Julius Fridriksson on "speech entrainment" shows promise in helping those with aphasia to speak in fluent sentences.
COMD Doctoral Student Receives $10,000 Scholarship from ASHA

University makes significant jump in Kiplinger's ranking of nation's public universities that "deliver strong academics at affordable prices."
 

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