Speech Pathology

Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS)

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Public Comment Invited for Reaccreditation:
Meeting March 25, 2021 at 4:30 p.m., via Zoom

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) is seeking public input as part of its review of Fredonia's Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology. A virtual Public Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link for this meeting, please email Cathleen.Derby@fredonia.edu by March 18.

Those individuals wishing to provide written feedback regarding our program's compliance with the current published standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education programs in Speech-Language Pathology are encouraged to email those comments to accreditation@asha.org. This written feedback is due by March 9.

Youngerman Center is Open

Audiology and Speech Services at the Youngerman Center are open to the campus & community effective August 31, 2020. Telepractice speech services are also an option. Members of the community are asked to call for an appointment at (716) 673-3203. The YC Stroke/Head Injury Support Group is currently not meeting.  

Recent CDS Achievements

Congratulations to Professor Szu-Han Kay Chen! CDS Assistant Professor Szu-Han Kay Chen is co-principal investigator on an awarded project: Percent Grammatical Utterances (PGU) in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children: Initial Reference Data and Psychometric Properties. The project was funded in July 2020 by the Office of Multicultural Affairs of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a professional association of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech, language and hearing scientists.

Dr. Chen will collaborate with the PI, Dr. Ling-Yu Guo, of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, to evaluate PGU in Mandarin-English bilinguals. The results will advance the understanding of grammatical development in bilingualism.

Congratulations to Rachel Burt as the 2020 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) graduate scholarship awardee!
Rachel Burt, May 2020 M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology graduate
, was confirmed as the 2020 awardee of 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. This marks the second consecutive year that a Fredonia M.S. student has earned this distinction. Rachel, a Jamestown, NY native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences here at Fredonia.

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