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Speech-Language-Hearing Applied Lab Serves Community

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.

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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.

PHOTO: Carol DuddingProfessor Receives Technology Award

October 31, 2014

Dr. Carol Dudding, a professor for the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, was named a recipient for the CIT 2014 Excellence in Teaching & Learning with Technology Award.

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Faculty Receive Grant Award

June 23, 2014

Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Cara Meixner (Graduate Psychology; Center for Faculty Innovation) received $125,000 from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

PHOTO: Vicki Reed

CSD Professor Journeys to China to Lend Advice, Expertise

Spring 2014

At the 2013 Guangzhou International Symposium of Special Education in Guangzhou, China, Dr. Vicki Reed participated as a visiting expert.


  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • 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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