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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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COSD News and Announcements
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th to receive your Zoom link.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com by October 16 to receive
your Zoom link.
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 COSD Student Ambassadors!
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.
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
We are currently accepting applications for our graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Apply now!
NSSLHA will hold elections for 2020-2021 officers at the end of August!
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!
Student Spotlight: Emily Comper
Emily is currently a 1st year graduate student. Emily finds speech-language pathology a fulfilling career as it allows her to instill a sense of independence and confidence in others. In her clinical experience she found it rewarding watching the faces of her clients light up when she informed them that they met a goal. Empowering clients to have a voice and aiding them to become the most confident communicators they can be is the most fulfilling aspect of speech-language pathology to Emily. Emily graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and minors in Linguistics and Psychology. Emily’s dedication to the field led her to becoming a co-founder of the Speech-Language Pathology Club at Virginia Tech. During her first year of graduate school at RU she accepted a graduate assistantship position in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. During her free time, Emily enjoys hiking on the weekends and hanging out with her friends in Radford. She described a love for shopping, working out, and traveling. She loves experiencing new places and meeting new people. In the next 5-10 years, Emily hopes to be enjoying her career as an SLP in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Alumna returns as clinical educator this summer!
Kelsey Campbell is a Radford University graduate who will be returning to the COSD department this summer as a clinical educator. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Longwood University and her master’s degree from Radford in 2017. Kelsey has gained experience working in various settings such as schools and outpatient clinics. Although Kelsey has experience treating adults and children, the bulk of her treatment has focused on pediatrics. AAC has become one of her favorite areas to work on as many of her clients use or are being evaluated as AAC candidates. When asked about what she enjoys the most about being an SLP, Kelsey stated that she enjoys seeing the impact that therapy has on clients. Kelsey believes that communication holds great power and that every person deserves the gift of being able to communicate. During her free time Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling on weekend and week-long getaways. One of her favorite places to visit has been Jamaica. She describes herself and her husband as “beach people” and they look forward to the summertime and spending time at the beach.