Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS)
Mission of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences challenges and inspires students to become competent professionals by developing a foundation of knowledge and effective clinical skills. Students will demonstrate a positive attitude for learning, connect in cooperative relationships with faculty, supervisors, and fellow students, and develop responsibility for ethical and professional behavior in the academic and clinical environments.
News and Events
2019 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) scholarship awardee is a Fredonia graduate student!
New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), Albany, NY. Alessandra A. Peters (Class of 2019) was recently awarded the graduate NYSSLHA scholarship. Applicants submitted an essay, and the award criteria included a student’s research involvement, academic performance, clinical performance, pre-professional involvement/leadership, and community involvement.
SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), Niagara Community College (April 27, 2019):
Franci Bonaforte and Sarah Morgan will be presenting a poster entitled “Face south!”- Examining Spatial Language Use in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Branciforte, F., Morgan, S., Grossman, R.B., and Zane, E. (April 2019) “Face south!”- Examining spatial language use in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC). Buffalo, NY
Katie Cronin and Samantha Edinger will be presenting a poster entitled How Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Use Referential Language in Conversation.
- Cronin, K.R., Edinger, S., Grossman, R.B., and Zane, E. (April 2019) How Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Use Referential Language in Conversation. Poster presentation at SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC). Buffalo, NY
International Society of Autism Research (INSAR), Montreal, QC. (May 1-4, 2019):
Abby Krzyzanowicz will be attending and assisting Dr. Emily Zane in presenting a poster entitled Deficits in Understanding Perspective-Dependent Spatial Language By Older Children with ASD.
- Zane, E., Ramakrishna, A., Narayanan, S., Krzyzanowicz, A., Grossman, R.B. (May 2019). Deficits in Understanding Perspective-Dependent Spatial Language By Older Children with ASD. Poster presentation at the INSAR Annual Meeting
New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), Annual Convention, Albany, NY (May 2-4, 2019):
Alessandra Peters will present her research project, The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Word Retrieval in Individuals with High Cognitive Reserve versus Low Cognitive Reserve, at the 2019 NYSSLHA Convention, May 2-4, 2019 in Albany, NY. Her mentors are McLoddy R. Kadyamusuma, Ph.D., & Bridget A. Russell, Ph.D.
- Peters, A., Kadyamusuma, M., Russell, B. (May 2019) The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Word Retrieval in Individuals with High Cognitive Reserve versus Low Cognitive Reserve. Poster presentation at NYSSLHA Convention.
Join us for the 10th Annual Stroke Awareness Walk, in Fall 2019. In-person registration will be outside the Youngerman Center (Thompson Hall) on the day of the event.
Dr. Szu-Han Kay Chen and Michael O'Leary published an article, Eye Gaze 101: What Speech-Language Pathologists Should Know About Selecting Eye Gaze Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems, in Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.
Dr. McLoddy Kadyamusuma presented three papers at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference at Monroe Community College in April 2018.
NSSLHA group prepared notes welcoming newly accepted undergraduate Communication Disorders and Sciences students to Fredonia.
Dr. Kadyamusuma presented a paper, Standardization of the Shona-Enlgish Bilingual Aphasia Assessment Test, at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Los Angeles, California.