The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to develop professionals who are ethical, knowledgeable, skillful and capable of working independently and in collaboration with clients, families and other professionals. The commitment of the department to this mission is reflected in the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences requirements; in the academic coursework in normal and abnormal development and behavior across the human life span; in coursework that engenders awareness of issues in culturally diverse populations; in human communication disorders, and in diagnostic and treatment methodologies; in clinical practicum requirements; and in coursework teaching research skills that support lifelong learning. Learn More about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders »

Announcements

  1. ASHA in Philadelphia »

    10/17/2016

    If you are heading to Philadelphia to attend ASHA this year, please make sure you stop by Booth 1505 in the Exhibit Hall.

  2. Open House Events »

    10/16/2016

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be hosting 4 mini-Open House Events on Fridays in the months of October, November and December.

  3. 2016-2017 Ambassadors »

    10/13/2016

    Miss Arianne Thompson and Miss Bekah Lucas have been selected to represent the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as Waldron College Ambassadors.

  4. Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Site Visit »

    10/12/2016

    On Oct. 24-25, 2016, the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) will be hosting a Site Visit team from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Speech-Language Pathology to review our graduate program for reaccreditation. The Radford community is invited to a PUBLIC MEETING for the opportunity to address the Site Visit team.

Faculty Scholarship Activity

All of the faculty maintain active clinical research programs. Faculty use grant funding to support their scholarly interests, publish and present their research at local, state, regional and national conferences. Much of their research includes graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in learning more about research in speech-language pathology and audiology.

View COSD faculty’s recent scholarship.

News

  1. Future educators, health care providers and human service providers sharpen teamwork and cultural competence  »

    11/9/2016

    A family raising a 3-year-old child with special needs was the focus of almost 200 students and faculty during the Waldron College of Health and Human Services' Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium held in Heth Hall on Nov. 3.

  2. COSD students to make professional development trip  »

    11/7/2016

    The 2016 upcoming ASHA Convention in Philadelphia will be a prestigious platform for Radford’s Kenzie VanDerwerker and her COSD colleagues to make national research presentations.

  3. Radford COSD faculty and students host full RiteCare© summer schedule to enhance children's literacy and language skills »

    7/5/2016

    To cap the 2016 RiteCare© Clinics' summer of helping children develop and enhance their communication and literacy skills, almost 150 children, family members, area Scottish Rite Freemasons and Radford student clinicians joined Provost Joseph Scartelli for a celebration.

  4. Radford COSD faculty and students host full RiteCare© summer schedule to enhance children's literacy and language skills »

    6/3/2016

    Beginning June 6, Radford’s Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (COSD) and the Scottish Rite Foundation will host four clinics in the Waldron Hall to help children develop and enhance their communication and literacy skills.

  5. Joggin For Your Noggin' 5k on tap for March 19 »

    3/11/2016

    On March 19, join brain injury survivors for a work out in the fresh air in support of Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia (BISSWVA).

  6. Interdisciplinary Symposium builds teamwork across disciplines »

    11/12/2015

    A single wounded warrior was the focus of almost 200 students and faculty during the Waldron College of Health and Human Services’ Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium held in Heth Hall on Nov. 6.

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