| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Communication Sciences and Disorders | Communication Sciences and Disorders Research
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.
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.