Speech Pathology

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.

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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.  

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, projected May 2020 M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology graduate, is 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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