Wichita State University (WSU) is the only four-year Kansas Regents' institution located in a large metropolitan area. Wichita,the largest city in Kansas, has a population of 345,000 with 588,000 people residing in the metropolitan area.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) has built a strong working relationship with the Wichita educational and health communities, resulting in unique and abundant opportunities unavailable to students in preparatory programs in smaller communities. For example, off-campus practicum experiences are available through Wichita's four major hospitals and several clinics, as well as through the Wichita schools, which comprise the state's largest public school district. WSU also has contracts with numerous practica sites throughout the United States and Canada.
To provide opportunities for graduate students to develop their clinical knowledge and skills directed by certified professional supervisors.
The clinic objectives are to provide:
(a) clinical services to individuals with communicative and hearing disorders,
(b) consultative services to agencies in the community, and
(c) facilities and opportunities for students to develop diagnostic and clinical skills to demonstrate competencies required for entry in the professions, and
(d) promoting the generation and dissemination of new information through clinically applicable research.