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Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Kinzie Murphy Challenge Gift: From Excellent to Exceptional

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) is pleased to announce a special Challenge Grant for gifts directed to the Language, Speech, and Hearing Building Fund.

    A generous contribution from Kinzie Murphy, M.S., CCC-SLP will match all gifts of $1,000 or less to the Language, Speech, and Hearing Building Fund for the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology Campaign.  Gifts, effective immediately, will be matched as follows:

    All campaign gifts to $250                         Two-to-one match

    All campaign gifts $251 to $1,000             One-to-one match

    Click here for more information on the Kinzie Murphy Challenge Gift and ways to give.  

    Kinzie Murphy
  • 2016 Sacramento State Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree


    Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain ’73, MS '75 (Speech Pathology and Audiology), Director/Owner, The Swain Center
    For thousands of children and adults with communication, learning or processing disorders, Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain is a beacon of light in a dark and confusing world. Swain founded her Santa Rosa practice in 1985 with a focus on pediatric early intervention for speech and language development delays, as well as autism and autism spectrum disorders. Swain is also a past president of the California Association of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Private Practice.

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards event was held on Thursday, April 28th, at the Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State. For more details on the event, visit: http://www.csus.edu/alum/programs/daa.html 

    To view the video of Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain's acceptance speech, visit https://youtu.be/ZJw5jBnLWL4 

    2016 Sacramento State Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
  • Clinical Research and Community Service: Making A Global Impact

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) at Sacramento State offers an impressive level of expertise to the Sacramento community and surrounding areas. The clinic, housed within the department, provides assessment and treatment services for a wide variety of children and adults with communication disorders.

    Providing innovative, evidence-based assessment and treatment methodologies to those seeking to improve their functional communication skills has been a primary focus of speech and language therapy offered in our clinic. All assessments and therapy are conducted by graduate student clinicians under direct supervision
    of department faculty.

    Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized as experts in our field. They possess both national certification and state licenses in speech-language pathology or audiology. Our Clinical Research and Community Outreach activities impact not only the Sacramento region, but also in communities across the globe.

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    Clinical Research and Community Service: Making A Global Impact
  • Destination: Folsom Hall


    New Name, New Digs.
    In 2017 the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly Speech Pathology & Audiology) is moving from Shasta Hall to Folsom Hall!

    Check back for details, timelines and other exciting news.

    Click here for more information and to see a larger image of draft floorplan.

    Destination: Folsom Hall
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Strategic Plan

Mission

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders trains highly competent professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology by providing a rigorous scientific background and diverse clinical experiences while fostering a dedication to lifelong learning and community service. 

Vision

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be widely recognized as a leader in the innovative education of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Values

  • Student Success
  • Community Engagement and Service
  • Well-Being
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion and Access
  • Leadership
  • Professional Ethics
  • Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Scholarship
  • Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration and Interprofessional Education
  • Innovation
  • Global Engagement

Strategic Goals

  • Encourage innovative teaching
  • Provide opportunities for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Enhance community partnerships to promote student success
  • Provide sequenced, integrated academic and clinical training