Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS)

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News and Events

Slides from our Spring CEU conference, Executive Functions, Literacy, and Oral Language:  Framing the Integrative Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist, on April 28, 2017.

Dr. Kim Tillery appointed as Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Audiology; and invited to serve as a Subject Editor for the American Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Fredonia CDS Alumna, Kazlin Mason, is making a difference in the world with the Smiles International Foundation.

Dr. McLoddy Kadyamusuma will present his work, The Adaptation of the Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) into Shona, at the South African Speech Language Hearing Association (SASLHA) Congress.  The 2016 SASLHA Congress will be held October 8-11 in Johannesburg.

CDS undergraduate students, Tatianna Baker, Kearstin Derranbacher, and Olivia Kaltenbach, are recipients of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

CDS undergraduate student, Oliva Kaltenbach, is the recipient of the New York State Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association Student Scholarship.




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.

Program Goals:

1. Engage the local, university, and professional communities through clinical training, clientele support groups, and continuing education seminars

2. Provide opportunities for student and faculty research resulting in presentations or publications

3. Complete diagnostic evaluations of speech, language and hearing disorders for culturally, economically and linguistically diverse populations of persons with communication and swallowing disorders in all age groups across the life span, including screening and prevention, collecting and integrating case history information, using appropriate evaluation procedures and adapting these as necessary, interpreting and synthesizing evaluative data, reporting, and referring when necessary.

4. Plan and execute treatment programs for diverse populations of persons with communication and swallowing disorders in all age groups across the life span, including developing and implementing setting-appropriate intervention plans; selecting, developing, and using appropriate materials and instruments; measuring and evaluating performance; modifying plans, strategies, materials, and instruments as needed; reporting; and identifying and referring when appropriate.

5. Integrate current developments in methodology and technology into clinical practice.

6. Maintain familiarity with current research, evidenced-based practice, and clinical reports and relate findings to the improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic clinical practice.

7. Adhere to ASHA's code of ethics, professional standards, scope of practice, and preferred practice patterns.

8. Satisfy the academic and practicum requirements for obtaining the ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), the New York State Professional License in Speech Pathology, and New York State Initial/Professional Certification for a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities at the completion of the M.S. degree requirements.

Communication Disorders and Sciences Office

W123 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3202