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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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COMD has a New Home
For the first time in the history of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Speech and Hearing Research Center, the department office, and (most) academic faculty offices and research labs are housed together in one facility. Once separated by several miles, these offices and the Center are now located in the historic Keenan building downtown at the corner of Sumter and Lady Streets. The new facility, which was renovated to house both the Center and the department, is approximately 17,000 square feet. The new facility has 12 speech and language diagnostic/treatment rooms, a full audiology suite that houses the audiology sound booths and cochlear mapping rooms, and a large student area that houses computer and materials preparation work stations. It also is home to nine different research labs in which research faculty are conducting investigations in the areas of speech perception, literacy, and speech production and motor control. The entire COMD faculty are quite pleased to be in their new home. An Open House is scheduled for September 19th from 4-6pm.

Directions to the new facility can be found here.

Dr. Lesly Wade-Woolley

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.

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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