Communication Sciences & Disorders
Roxanne DePaul, Ph.D., chair
About the Programs
Students in the communication sciences and disorders program will gain the tools to be critical thinkers, ethical practitioners and compassionate clinicians.
Graduates of the program are described by members of the speech-language-pathology community as "well-prepared," "competent," "creative," "resourceful," and "confident." Students who wish to become that type of speech-language pathologist should consider UW-Whitewater's program.
Students majoring in communication sciences and disorders will receive the academic and pre-professional training necessary for more specialized study at the graduate level. (A graduate degree is required to work in most settings as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.) The program's focus on human development and disability provides a solid academic foundation for students who wish to pursue other related careers in human services.
The communication sciences and disorders curriculum offers students many practical opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through work in the on-campus clinic and at off-campus practicum sites in hospitals, nursing homes or schools. The on-campus clinic, located in the Roseman Building, includes treatment and observation rooms and two research and teaching laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Students will enjoy personalized attention thanks to the department's low faculty-student ratio. All faculty members are teacher-scholars and clinicians who have a broad range of teaching, clinical and research experience. Many instructors have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Incoming freshmen are encouraged to participate in the program's learning community, "Making a Difference." Students can also join the campus chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which provides opportunities for professional development, leadership and social interaction.
Graduates of the program may go on to eventually work in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, geriatric facilities or public health departments. Others may go into private practice.
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Suggested Course of Study
- Introduction to Human Communication and Disorders
- Phonetics and Related Processes
- Anatomy and Physiology of Human Communication
- Hearing and Speech Science
- Speech and Language Development
- Observation and Participation
- Phonetic Transcription
- Introduction to Clinical Practicum
- Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan
- Neural Bases of Speech and Language
- Methods: Communicative Disorders
- Disorders of Speech Production
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Language Development and Disorders in Children
- Observation and Participation
- Manual Communication
- Phonetic Transcripton