Within the communication sciences and disorders department our students have many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. Our on-campus lab facilities allow undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with clients while under supervision of a licensed clinical supervisor. These experiences give our students the knowledge and skills they need to be successful during their externship experiences and in their professional careers.
Center for Communication Disorders (CCD)
The Center for Communication Disorders is an integral part of the department of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The CCD serves as a clinical training site for undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in speech-language pathology or audiology. It is a regional resource for individuals of all ages who struggle with communication challenges.
Our clinic houses 20 treatment rooms equipped with video technology and facilities for observation. Evidence-based speech and language services are provided by our students under the supervision of CSD clinical supervisors who carry certification of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Our Audiology Lab, located within the CCD, houses a sound proof booth equipped with diagnostic instruments for testing clients' hearing and middle ear function. Students work under the direct supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Lab
Our augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) lab houses a variety of communication supports, assistive technology, and resources to support service delivery to our clients with significant communication disabilities and their families. The lab is equipped with a video recording system and includes informal seating to support social and conversational group sessions.
This program provides its students with phenomenal opportunities to enhance their academic knowledge and skill, clinical practice, as well as pertinent dispositional skills for working with diverse families and individuals.
The Voice Lab is a state-of-the-art voice assessment suite for clinical and research use. Students use a sound-proof booth to record clients’ voices, then analyze those samples on specialized equipment. Students also complete videostroboscopy, which is a technique to view the vibrating vocal cords.