Program Support - Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Scholarships are crucial to our students. In order to attract and retain the best students, the Program must provide competitive scholarship packages. Often when these bright students are accepted to multiple programs, they must choose the school where they are offered the most comprehensive scholarship package.

Since the cost of higher education is constantly on the rise, many students struggle to cover the cost of their education. It is especially difficult for students to maintain a job outside the Program because of the rigorous demands of the Program.

LEAPS provides speech and language services to 15-20 preschool children as well as practicum experience to graduate students in speech-pathology and audiology. Alumni gifts cover the costs of supplies.

Not only does this program offer invaluable hands-on learning experiences for speech-pathology and audiology students, it also offers a service that many members of the community may not have access to otherwise. This program not only gives students hands-on field experience, it teaches them the value of service to the community.

The Communication Sciences & Disorders Annual Fund assists with many projects. One function of this fund is to help the Department plan to invite guest speakers and lecturers for our students, as well as a nationally recognized speaker for National Allied Health Week each November. Funding is limited, however this is another great opportunity for our students to learn.

Research Equipment is needed throughout the Department. With newly hired research faculty members, we must update our research technology and equipment.