Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The EU Communication Sciences and Disorders Department maintains the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center, a supervised training environment in clinical service delivery, including observation, screening, assessment, counseling and therapeutic intervention for communication problems.
Students of Edinboro University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department 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. 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.
The Leader Speech and Hearing Center offers diagnostic and treatment services to individuals of all ages with communication problems affecting speech, language, voice, cognition and fluency. The Center also serves as a training ground for graduate students, who provide services under the direct supervision of licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. 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 disorders, populations, service delivery models, service delivery settings and supervisory styles while providing outreach to those in need of services, regardless of financial ability.