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Ryals Granted Highest Honor by ASHA

Dr. Brenda Ryals, a professor of audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was awarded the Honors of the Association, the highest honor given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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PHOTO: Kathleen StewartCSD Student Named to CAA All-Academic Team

December 12, 2014

CSD Student Kathleen Stewart , a junior runner on the James Madison cross country team, was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic Team, the league office announced Wednesday.

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Faculty Profile: Yingjiu Nie

December 8, 2014

Dr. Yingjiu Nie, an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), is pursuing new ways to break barriers in audiology.

PHOTO: JMU student discussing results with patient

Speech-Language-Hearing Applied Lab Serves Community

November 14, 2014

According to Director of Clinical Education Dr. Stacey Pavelko, the Speech-Language-Hearing Applied Laboratory (SLHAL) has been the “best kept secret” in the JMU community – until now.

PHOTO: JMU student presenting researchRuth Symposium in Audiology and Hearing Sciences Held

October 31, 2014

This year marks the fifth-annual JMU Ruth Symposium for Audiology and Hearing Sciences sponsored by the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders.


  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
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Welcome from Communication Sciences & Disorders

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Welcome to the James Madison University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders! We are delighted that you are interested in our programs of study. More >

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