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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We are excited to announce that Dr. Lesly Wade-Woolley, currently on faculty in the Department of Cognitive Studies in Education at Queen’s University at Kingston, will be joining our faculty in January, 2015. Dr. Wade-Woolley was offered this position specifically for her expertise in the area of literacy, as it complements and strengthens the research of three other faculty within COMD (Drs. Adlof, Apel, and Werfel). With the addition of Dr. Wade-Woolley, the department will have a core of literacy researchers that is rarely found within one research department. Dr. Wade-Woolley is a productive and programmatic researcher, with a long record of continuous extramural funding as principal investigator and co-investigator. The majority of her grant support has come from the Canadian federal and provincial government, and she has secured over a million dollars in grants, research awards, and evaluation contracts as PI or co-investigator. Dr. Wade-Woolley is nationally- and internationally-known and is beginning her position as President-elect of the most prestigious scientific research society in the area of reading, the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.
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.
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.
and your letter of support are due Friday, January 10, 2014.