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
MountainEAR 5k: The WVU chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are hosting the 4th annual MountainEAR 5k run/walk to be held at McQuain Park in Morgantown on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Proceeds will benefit patients with financial limitations who are seen in the WVU Hearing and/or Speech Centers. Visit www.MountainEAR5k.com for details and be sure to register by March 19 for a discounted entry fee and a free t-shirt. See: WVU audiology students promote hearing loss awareness with MountainEAR 5k
FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in neurogenic communication disorders to join our faculty. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2014, or January 2015. Click here for a full position announcement.
STUTTERING U.: The first annual Stuttering U. is scheduled for July 16-20, 2014. A unique camp experience for children who stutter and their parents, Stuttering U. is being hosted by Marshall University’s Department of Communication Disorders in conjunction with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WVU. To be held in Huntington, WV, there will also be a CEU event for clinicians on July 15, 2014. Contact Mary Weidner at email@example.com with questions or for registration information.
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.
PRESS RELEASE: CSD Assistant Professor Jeremy Donai has been named a fellow of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Donai joined the CSD faculty last summer and currently serves as co-director of the department’s Speech and Hearing Laboratory. He teaches courses in hearing aids and speech perception, and has developed a new course in the Au.D. curriculum, SPA 741 Audiology Business Management Practices. See: Faculty member named fellow of Professional Society for Healthcare Executives.
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.
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.