Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Mary Beth Mason
EU alum plays key role in facial transplant recovery
EU alumna Matina Balou recently played a major part in one of the most remarkable surgical procedures ever conducted.
Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center
Clinic offers a supervised training environment in clinical service delivery right on campus.
Faculty elected to top posts in PSHA
Dr. Mary Beth Mason and Dr. Skye Lewis will serve in executive leadership positions within the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The ability to communicate includes hearing and comprehending messages of others, formulating a thought in the brain, and converting it into a spoken message using more than 100 muscles connected to the nervous system. It plays a crucial role in human relationships, personal safety, reading success, academic success, vocational opportunities, and healthy aging. It develops remarkably well in most people with little formal teaching, yet is a complicated set of skills requiring a coordinated effort of several biological systems.
Undergraduate students in Speech and Hearing Sciences study the science of human communication across the lifespan. Graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology study how to practice professionally to assess and treat various disorders of communication and swallowing in people of all ages.
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Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program is a two-year, full-time program that prepares graduates to evaluate and treat a wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders.
The BA degree program in Speech and Hearing Science provides the foundational knowledge in communication sciences that is prerequisite for professional, graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology throughout the U.S. This degree program provides preparation in basic critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for a variety of professions. Our students acquire knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, acoustic, developmental, and linguistic bases of normal human communication that will serve as a reference point for studying and treating disorders of communication in graduate school. Our students are also introduced to various disorders of speech, language, hearing, and deglutition across the lifespan. During the senior year, students complete guided observations of individuals receiving professional services for communication problems and begin to learn about the clinical process.
The minor in Deaf Studies provides students with a detailed view of persons who have a hearing loss. This cluster of courses examines the development of the sense of hearing through adulthood and the ramifications of hearing loss on development, language choice, academic achievement, identity, and adult life. The minor also emphasizes a cultural view of Deafness that includes Deaf literature, history, and American Sign Language. In addition, students will gain an awareness of the various settings and fields where people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing would be encountered.