Communication sciences and disorders includes two professions - speech-language pathology and audiology - which have developed out of a concern for people with communication disorders.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide services to evaluate, diagnose, and treat communication disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. A variety of professional work settings include schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.
At WSU, the CSD Department provides an academic and clinical education for students who wish to become professionally qualified to work with children and adults who have impairments of communication. As clinical scientists, students are expected to integrate their classroom knowledge into their clinical work when assessing and/or treating clients and to use clinical strategies that support current theories/beliefs and research findings.