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. Spring Open House Event »

    1/9/2018

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be hosting an Open House Event on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  2. NSSLHA State Officer »

    9/25/2017

    Congratulations to Kelly Decao for being named the State Officer of Virgnia for the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  3. Fall Open House »

    8/8/2017

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be hosting an Open House Event on Friday October 20, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 pm.

  4. Graduate Program Orientation »

    8/8/2017

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be holding a 2-day orientation session for all new incoming first-year graduate students August 24-25, 2017. Please click on the announcement for more details.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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. Scottish Rite and Radford COSD team up again for RiteCare summer camps »

    5/31/2018

    For the 23rd consecutive year, Radford University will host a series of RiteCare© camps this summer to enhance children's literacy and language skills.

  2. Radford COSD students introduced to newest tool for swallowing therapy »

    5/8/2018

    To help patients recover from swallowing disorders, aspiring speech language pathologists in the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders now have access to the latest therapy technology.

     

  3. Large contingent of COSD students and faculty present at state conference »

    4/9/2018

    The Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) was featured at the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) annual conference.

  4. Media coverage of Radford University’s planned merger with Jefferson College of Health Sciences »

    1/19/2018

    Radford University announced on Jan. 18 plans for a potential merger with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke. The announcement was covered by media outlets across Virginia.

  5. Symposium nurtures health care teamwork across disciplines »

    11/14/2017

    A wounded warrior and his family were the focus of almost 200 students and faculty during the two sessions of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services’ (WCHHS) Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium on Nov. 3.

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