Our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program provides broad-based instruction to prepare students to assess, diagnose, treat and serve children and adults who present with a range of communication challenges, disorders, differences, or delays. 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.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Please be aware that CMS has issued an emergency order enforcing any facility that is funded by Medicaid and Medicare to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine. Any site serving Medicare and Medicaid patients is requiring the COVID vaccine for staff and students. You can find more information about this requirement at the following link:
While vaccination is not required by WKU, externship site requirements for vaccination are determined independently by each individual facility and is out of the control of the University and Communication Sciences & Disorders Department. If you DO NOT get vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be unable to complete a medical placement which is a requirement for completion of the Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from WKU. Please take this into careful consideration if you plan to seek admission in our program.
Check out the Spring 2021 Edition of the KSHA Communicator and you may see some familiar faces and names: https://www.ksha.info/.../Communicator-Spring-2021.pdf
- Haley Doerr (Class of 2021), p. 5, KSHA Convention Student Event Coordinator
- Dr. Brian Weiler, p. 7, recipient of the Clinical Research Poster Competition
- WKU CSD Juniors, Seniors, Alum, Faculty, p. 9, winners of the KSHA Video Contest - Why Be a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist? (video can be viewed here: https://fb.watch/5av47VX1wT/)
- Moriah Frederick (Class of 2015, 2017), p. 10 - check out her story '20/20 Vision'
- In Memoriam - Dr. Richard Dressler, p. 14
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.
Academic Programs Offered:
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.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)
Associate Professor (She, Her, Hers)
Interim Department Chair
Graduate SLP Distance Program Director
CHHS DEI Committee Chair