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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Radford University is seeking to expand and develop new areas of clinical research to enhance our programs. We invite applications and nominations for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor.

The required areas of clinical research expertise are motor speech disorders, voice and resonance disorders, and/or swallowing disorders. The selected candidates will pioneer the creation of a new clinical research practice in their area of expertise with collaborating partners. These practices will serve as a catalyst for the new emphasis on advanced clinical practice and research. These are nine-month appointments beginning August 2023 with possible summer funding available.

Learn more about these open positions!
View the job posting and apply!

 

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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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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 96%.

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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. 2022-2023 Waldron College Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/20/2022

    Ms. Madi Davis and Ms. Brittney Pope were selected as the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Waldron College Student Ambassadors for the 2022-2023 academic year!

  2. Open House Information Sessions »

    8/31/2022

    Interested in learning about our graduate program in speech-language pathology? Dr. Lauren Flora is hosting 3 upcoming information sessions (all events will be in-person and virtually on Zoom). To RSVP, contact Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu. The sessions will be: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am, Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am, and Friday, November  11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm. We look forward to talking with you!

  3. Graduate Program Information Sessions »

    2/7/2022

    Interested in learning about our graduate program in speech-language pathology? Dr. Lauren Flora is hosting 3 upcoming information sessions (all events will be in-person and virtually on Zoom). To RSVP contact Lauren Flora at lflora2@radford.edu. The sessions will be: Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 3:00, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am, and Saturday, April 2, 2022 @10:00 am. RSVP for 1 today!

  4. 2022 Best Health Care Jobs List »

    1/18/2022

    U.S. News and World Report ranks Speech-Language Pathologist #3 in "Best Health Care Jobs" and # 10 in "Best 100 Jobs." Audiologist ranked #22 on the "Best Health Care Jobs" list! To learn more about these professions and see the rankings visit The Best Health Care Jobs List.

  5. 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.

  6. 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! 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!  

  10. 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/

  11. 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. 

  12. 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.

  13. Waldron College Student Ambassadors for COSD »

    9/28/2020

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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
     

  16. Application Process Open »

    8/17/2020

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

  17. NSSLHA Elections »

    8/17/2020

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

     

  18. 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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2022-2023 Recipients of the Scottish Rite Research and Clinical Service Scholarships!

Shauna Huguley, Hannah Martin, and Hillary Erp are second year speech-language pathology graduate students and the 2022-2023 recipients of the Scottish Rite Research and Clinical Service Scholarships. Each of them are committed to contributing to the field of speech-language pathology through research and serving their communities here in VA after graduation.

Shauna’s clinical service, supervised by Dr. Millar, seeks to educate families and daycare workers on introducing new foods to children. Her research specifically applies to the eating habits that can be seen in picky eaters or children with autism. Shauna became interested in the field when her cousin was born with hearing loss and received early intervention. She saw the impact the SLP had on not only her cousin, but his parents and wanted to help others in that same way. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Hannah is working with clinical supervisor, Rachel Greene, to review current research related to self-regulation in children with communication disorders. Additionally, she is using her research to disseminate clinically applicable self-regulation strategies to first year graduate students as they help RUSLHC clients regulate their behavior and emotions during sessions.  As a graduate student, Hannah says it has been rewarding to work with children with autism and their families, but she enjoys gaining experience with patients across the lifespan. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, binge-watching TV shows, reading, and spending time with family.

Hillary’s project, also supervised by Dr. Diane Millar, was developed to educate daycare workers on early detection and screening of autism symptoms using the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT). She is also providing daycare workers with tools and strategies to better serve their autistic clients. Hillary changed her career path from respiratory therapy to speech pathology after seeing patients who suffered strokes in the hospital and the impact their SLPs had on their quality of life and well-being. In her free time, Hillary enjoys hanging out with her family, taking her kids to the playground, attending church, and playing tennis with her husband. 

Scottish Rite Recipients 2022-2023

Shauna Huguley '23, Hannah Martin '23, and Hillary Erp '23

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Collaboration with alumna in the community!

Paige Waddell recently stopped by the COSD department as the field representative for Starkey Hearing.  We were excited to have her in the audiology suite!

Paige is a Radford University alum who graduated with a bachelor’s in science in COSD in 2013, while also minoring in Spanish and Psychology, before attending East Tennessee State University to obtain a Doctor of Audiology Degree in 2017. She has worked as an audiologist for almost six years. Beginning at an ENT practice in Raleigh, NC, Paige worked with adult patients performing hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and vestibular evaluations for four years, and performed newborn hearing screenings one-day a week. She currently works for Starkey Hearing as the field representative for the state of Virginia. There, Paige works closely with hearing care professionals. She trains professionals on current products, assists with challenging patient appointments, and provides basic business management advice. As an audiologist, Paige understands the immense feelings of isolation and frustration caused by hearing loss, but says “there is no better feeling than helping someone hear and understand their loved ones after years of struggling to communicate”.

Paige emphasized the importance of finding a hearing care professional that you trust and follows best practice protocols. “There are about 28.8 million American adults who could benefit from using hearing aids, but only around 30% of these people are actually using hearing aids. Hearing loss and treatment get put on the backburner, but the sooner hearing loss is treated, the better the outcomes!”

In her free time, Paige enjoys trying new restaurants, attending concerts, reading, catching up on pop culture, and spending time with friends and family 

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Paige Waddell '13

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