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Communication Sciences and Disorders


Our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program provides broad-based instruction to prepare students to diagnose and treat a variety of hearing and speech disorders in children, the elderly, or patients who have suffered speech or hearing trauma. Our graduate degree program prepares students for the clinical practice of speech-language pathology, working with both children and adults to evaluate and diagnose disorders associated with speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing. 

 

Check out some great feedback and comments on our programs:

“We were very impressed with your program when we toured the campus and visited the speech department. I am happy to become a partner with you as we continue to provide quality educational experiences for future clinicians.”

 

Congratulations to Anna McKay (a Communication Disorders graduate) for winning an award at the WKU Student Research Conference.  More information here: 2019 Student Research Conference Winners

 

RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is complying with the precautions being issued by national, state, and regional agencies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students are now taking classes online if they are not doing so already. We have suspended our on-campus Communication Disorders Clinic operation, and providing those students with alternative online activities to meet their clinical requirements. For students in off campus clinical sites we are cooperating and abiding by those sites’ decisions to allow students to continue or to suspend their activities. For those students who are affected by these decisions, our faculty are providing other means for the student to earn the clinical hours and competencies that they need in order to complete their program. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

 

Academic Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders
Undergraduate Minor in American Sign Language Studies
Pre-SLP - Leveling Program to Provide Prerequisite Courses (entry into a graduate program)
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (on-campus & distance learning options)

 

Our Mission:

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at WKU prepares students to be knowledgeable, productive and engaged leaders in professional practice. Our department provides a dynamic academic foundation to students across the globe through opportunities for lifelong learning, service and research.

 

corinne balliette

Student Spotlight

Meet Corinne
Corinne Balliette, a distance student, investigated the readiness or willingness of providers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and patients to participate in telepractice for speech-language therapy services in rural areas of Nevada. (Read more...)
megan french

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Megan
Megan French (B.S. in Communication Disorders, May 2016), currently in her second year of graduate school at the University of Cincinnati was privileged to interview and receive a stipend externship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. (Read more...)
dr. weiler

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Dr. Weiler
CSD Professor Dr. Brian Weiler was involved in a study focused on the rate of failure in kindergarten language screenings when the Rice Wexler Test of Early Grammatical Impairment was used. (Read more...)

 

 

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)


Department Chair:

Richard Dressler, PhD, CCC-SLP
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western Kentucky University
College of Health & Human Services
1906 College Heights Blvd. #41030
Academic Complex 104-C
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Phone: (270) 745-6280

 

2018 KSHA Faculty & Student Presentations

 

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 Last Modified 9/16/20