Information about CSD Program
It is the study of human communication and its disorders and how to assess and treat them. Human communication disorders refer
to speech, language, and hearing disorders.
Different professions are involved in the diagnosis and management of human communication
disorders (ex: special education, psychology), but
only speech-language pathology and audiology
have human communication disorders as its primary concern.
Specialists who deal with speech, language and swallowing disorders are called
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs): and those who deal with hearing disorders are called Audiologists.
We learn about the scientific, developmental, and multicultural aspects of speech, language, and hearing.
We learn about the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of various disorders of speech, language, and hearing of people of all ages.
- Speech sound system acquisition or disorders
- Language delay or disorders in children which can be receptive or expressive
- Pragmatic/social language disorders in the Autism Spectrum population
- Language-learning disabilities in school-age and adolescents
- Disorders of voice and fluency (stuttering)
- Hearing disorders
- Stroke and related adult disorders
- Neurogenic disorders of speech
- Special populations
Learn more about career opportunities with a CSD major.