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Hands-On Experiences. Expert Faculty. Clinical Opportunities.

In support of Radford University’s commitment to providing students a transformative educational experience within a community of inclusivity and empowerment, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to cultivating excellence in student-centered learning and engagement. We foster innovative faculty-student collaborations and a supportive environment to inspire student success through a shared vision of inclusiveness and service within the campus community and beyond. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Sciences and Disorders.

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Preparing Students for Academic and Career Success

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100% Exam Pass Rate

The 3 year average for the pass rate of the Praxis Examination is 100%.

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Program Completion

The 3 year average program completion rate is 98%.

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Why Radford University?

Check out the top 10 reasons why studying in the COSD program is a great choice for your future!

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Employment

The 3 year average for employment rate for graduates is 100%.

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COSD News and Announcements

  1. One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Occupations! »

    8/24/2021

    Hanover Research lists speech-language pathology as one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in 2021. Speech-language pathologists are growing by 24.9% and have an average annual wage of $82,000. Read more about the fastest growing degree programs and top occupations.

  2. Virtual Open House »

    8/18/2021

    Do you have questions about applying to the speech-language pathology graduate program? Please join us for a virtual open house on October 13 or November 10th on Zoom. No need to RSVP! 

  3. Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity named as project moves forward »

    5/27/2021

    At a special ceremony held on May 25, 2021, Radford University administrators and supporters officially broke ground on the Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity, a state-of-the-art complex that will serve as a blended teaching and learning space for the arts and health sciences.

  4. Graduate Program Open House »

    3/6/2021

    Join us for a COSD Graduate Program Open House Event March 26th 12-2pm. Learn more about our Master's of Speech-Language Pathology. Please RSVP to Dr. Diane Millar at dcmillar@radford.edu by March 25th to receive your Zoom link.

  5. Waldron College of Health and Human Services Virtual Information Sessions »

    2/22/2021

    Join the Waldron College of Health and Human Services at Radford University for a virtual information session especially for admitted students on Thursday, March 11 at 5 PM or Thursday, April 8 at 5 PM. Hear directly from faculty and students from Communication Sciences and Disorders and Social Work about our innovative courses as well as post-graduate career and graduate school options!  

  6. Remember to apply for scholarships »

    1/22/2021

    The deadline to apply for foundation scholarships is February 5th. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! For more information and to apply visit:  https://radford.academicworks.com/

  7. Drop-In Q&A Session »

    11/18/2020

    Need help navigating the application process? Please join us for a drop-in question and answer session Monday, December 7, 2020 10 am- 12 pm. 

  8. Graduate Program Virtual Open House »

    9/28/2020

    Join us for a Graduate Program Virtual Open House on Monday, October 19 from 1-2 pm! Learn more about our master's program in Speech-Language Pathology. Please RSVP to Dr. Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu by October 16 to receive
    your Zoom link.

  9. Waldron College Student Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/28/2020

    Congratulations to our 2020-2021 COSD Student Ambassadors!
    Bettina Comparativo
    Kristen Price
    Ellie Andorf
     

  10. Waldron College Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium »

    9/25/2020

    The Fall 2020 Waldron College Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium will take place virtually on October 16th, 2020.  Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work students will participate.

  11. NSSLHA 2020-2021 Officers »

    9/21/2020

    Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Radford University NSSLHA officers!
    President: Joshua Tuggle
    Vice President: Laken Lucas
    Secretary: Hannah Martin
    Treasurer: Gracen Baliles
    Fundraising Coordinator: Sydney Covey
     

  12. Graduate & Professional School Fair »

    9/12/2020

    The Center for Career and Talent  Development is holding a virtual fair Monday, October 5, 2020 and COSD will be attending! Register through Handshake to schedule an appointment with our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Lauren Flora. 

  13. Application Process Open »

    8/17/2020

    We are currently accepting applications for our graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Apply now! 

  14. NSSLHA Elections »

    8/17/2020

    NSSLHA will hold elections for 2020-2021 officers at the end of August! 

     

  15. Graduate Student Orientation »

    6/26/2020

    Graduate student orientation will take place on July 30th and 31st on Zoom. Be on the look out for an email with a Zoom link!

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Madison Davis selected as Waldron College Student Ambassador!

Madison is a junior, transfer student in the COSD program. As a Waldron College student ambassador, she attends open houses and provides prospective students with information about COSD. Madison intended on being a nursing major, but found Speech-Language Pathology to be the perfect middle ground between therapy, medicine, and advocacy. She is interested in working with adults in a hospital setting and has a special interest in transgender voice modification. As an SLP, Madison wants to aid people in expressing themselves in a way that they feel is right for them and wants to support the mental health of people transitioning. In 5-10 years, Madison plans to be home, helping people in the LGBTQ+ community find their place in her rural community of Russell County, VA.

In her free time, Madison loves to shop, read and be outside. She isn’t much of a hiker, but loves to “just exist outdoors.” Additionally, Madison is an active member of the Women’s Studies Club at RU and a note taker for the Center for Accessibility Services (CAS). 

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Madison Davis '23

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Alumna Jesse Pogue is celebrating 3 years of owning a private practice!

Jessica (Jessie) Pogue received her master’s degree in COSD from RU in 2009 and has worked as an SLP for 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Berry College in Georgia and taught elementary school before changing careers. Jessie has worked in a variety of settings including: outpatient services, home health, early intervention, clinics, and schools. Jessie currently runs her own private practice in Tennessee called, Signal Mountain Speech and Development LLC (SMDS).

SMDS has been open for 3 years and serves pediatric clients ages 2 to 14. Jessie’s practice started as one private client, quickly moved to a home office with several families, and now is a shared clinic space that she renovated in 2019. She plans to move SMDS to its own building, hire 1-2 more SLPs, and add parent-and-me and story time classes to their services. The practice will also be next door to an Occupational Therapist who she shares clients with and promotes.

Jessie loves working with families in a one-on-one setting and “watching a child’s face light up when they recognize their progress.” She wanted to create a place to serve her local community “where quality services took precedence over quantity of clients.” Her ability to have a flexible schedule is an added bonus! Jessie credits her family, friends, and fellow Radford graduate, Lane Thomas Brown (who runs her own practice called Vulcan Speech Group) for supporting her in growing SMDS to what it is today.

Jessie is married and mom to two school-aged boys, so free time is hard to come by, but her family enjoys traveling, camping and hiking together. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and hanging out with friends. 

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Jessica Pogue '09

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