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COVID-19 CSD Academic Office Information

The CSD academic office is operating with staggered staff hours and partly remote at this time. Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may reach the office via email (preferred) at csd@wichita.edu or may also leave a voicemail at 316-978-3240.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Wichita State University engages students in practical hands-on experiences through our campus clinic and partner facilities.

Clinical graduate programs prepare students for careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists who provide evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in hospital, school and private practice settings and serve clients of every age.

Our Ph.D. program is individualized to prepare scholars for careers in research, teaching and advanced clinical practice.

WSU offers an exceptional academic and clinical education for CSD students with nationally ranked programs that are highly regarded by employers. If you want a rewarding career helping others, this is the place for you. Email at: csd@wichita.edu or call us at 316-978-3240.


CSD In the News

Karissa Marble-Flint

Assistant Professor Karissa Marble-Flint, PhD, CCC-SLP, received an Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This highly competitive award is granted to 10 faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders each year and supports 18 months of mentoring in the areas of teaching and research.

Ashley Purdum

Ashley Purdum, associate clinical professor, works as an acute care speech-language pathologist (SLP) at Wesley Medical Center. As a SLP, Ashley evaluates and treats patients of all ages in the areas of speech, swallowing, language and cognitive deficits and voice disorders. Ashley shares her thoughts about the changes she has seen within the health care community since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speech-Language-Hearing students

Speech-Language graduate students adapt and prosper through pandemic

Second year Speech-Language-Pathology master’s students had a 100% graduation rate in May, despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. When students were pulled from external placements, clinical faculty snapped into action learning and implementing new skills, including a clinical simulation tool, Zoom and Blackboard. For many this was a novel way of teaching, but all the students were able to gain the clinical hours they needed for graduation. For some students teletherapy was offered from their external sites, and they quickly learned a new way of providing therapy. We are very proud of the faculty, students and staff that rose up and met the challenges during this pandemic.

See links below for more information:
WSU Today
CSD Facebook
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Facebook