Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Mary Beth Mason
Edinboro University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department students enjoy state-of the-art learning facilities, including the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center, located on the second floor of the Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building.
The Leader Speech and Hearing Center is a fee-for-services center that offers diagnostic and treatment services to individuals of all ages with communication problems affecting speech, language, voice, cognition and fluency and/or swallowing disorders. The Center also serves as a training center for graduate students, who provide services under the direct supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists, for two semesters. The program is also affiliated with more than 100 internship sites, which partner with the Center to provide the required clinical training for credentialing and independent practice.
The mission of the Leader Speech and Hearing Center is to provide a supervised training environment in clinical service delivery, including observation, screening, assessment, counseling, and therapeutic intervention, for students in the speech-language pathology degree program. As a bridge between theory, practice and community, the Leader Center exposes students to a variety of communication and cognitive disorders, populations, service delivery models, service delivery settings and supervisory styles, while providing outreach to those in need of services, regardless of financial ability.
Designed with input from faculty to meet the highly specialized needs of the departments of Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Human Services Building opened for classes in January 2011.
Edinboro University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders will introduce a regionally unique program this fall, titled Kids Intensive Language Training (KILT), which will offer intensive language therapy to preschool-age children with hearing loss. Participating children will spend 12 weeks working with certified and licensed Edinboro University faculty with expertise in the A-V therapy approach. Sessions will be held twice weekly for three hours each in the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center on the EU campus, beginning on Monday, Sept. 12.
For complete curriculum and cost information for KILT, click here. Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Puhlman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial assistance may be available for families that qualify.
Applications are being accepted for the eight available places in the inaugural KILT class. Apply today.