ACADEMICS

  • Applied Learning

    We provide exceptional opportunities for research and collaboration with faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. Recent professor-student research topics include using optogenetics to study the central auditory pathways; understanding semantic feature processing in adults with stroke-induced aphasia; enhancing the public speaking capabilities of Worcester Art Museum docents using clear speech training; analyzing family responsiveness to children using augmentative and alternative communication; and studying English language learning in internationally adopted children.

    We recognize these remarkable student-faculty collaborations at our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Recent projects include:

    • Visual vs. Auditory Confrontation Naming in People with Aphasia
    • Can the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly Predict Degree of Hearing Loss?
    • Comparing Formal and Informal Measures of Stuttering Severity

    WSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center
     
    The WSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center serves those in the greater Worcester community who face a vast array of communication disorders and differences. Through the Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to synthesize what you’ve learned in your undergraduate classes. If you’re a graduate speech-language pathology student, you will gain practical experience delivering evaluation and intervention services that maximize the communicative competence of clients. These opportunities to observe and be involved in direct patient care will build your confidence and allow you to put your education into action. Read more about WSU’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center services.