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 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. Our newest program, the Ph.D. 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 (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Department News and Events
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 email at Melissa.Mitchell@mail.wvu.edu.
NEWSLETTER: See the Fall 2013 issue of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders newsletter
Mouth 'n' Ear
STUDENT VETERANS SPEAK OUT: Student veterans shared their experiences in speeches developed as part of CSD Professor Carolyn Atkins’ Effective Public Speaking course. “From Camouflage to Campus” was held at CEHS on October 29 before a large and receptive audience. See: WVU student veterans share experiences with the community.
WHITE COAT CEREMONY: The 6th annual Audiology White Coat Ceremony took place on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Sponsored by the WVU chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology, the ceremony welcomed each first-year Au.D. student with a personalized “white coat,” which symbolizes a commitment to the profession of audiology and to helping others with hearing and balance problems.
CATCH #22: CSD Professor Norman Lass recently co-authored “Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.” This work represents the 22nd book authored or co-authored by Dr. Lass over the course of his long and distinguished academic career at WVU. See: WVU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders professor authors 22nd book.
STUTTERING SYMPOSIUM: Organized and hosted by CSD Professor Ken St. Louis, Morgantown served as the site for the very first Stuttering Attitudes Research Symposium (video). Held September 4-7, 2013, the symposium brought together researchers from all over the world who study public attitudes toward stuttering. See: Research Symposium on Public Attitudes Toward Stuttering, First of Its Kind. Listen to news coverage by West Virginia Public Radio.
THE WEST VIRGINIA WAY:
CSD Professor Carolyn Atkins recently authored a children’s book, Living Life the West Virginia Way. Designed for West Virginia elementary school children, the book focuses on character building, shared pride in the Mountain State, and the importance of attending college. Living Life the West Virginia Way is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and through Mascot Books, the publisher.