Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Talk, Listen, Communicate

An estimated 42 million Americans have some sort of communication disorder that makes these simple tasks frustrating--or even impossible.   

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists help individuals of all ages with a wide range of communication disorders such as stuttering, disorders of language and speech associated with stroke and delayed development in children, swallowing disorders, hearing loss and other auditory disorders and balance disorders.

Our Programs Prepare Students for the Professions of:

  • Speech-language pathology: the evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of persons with speech and language disorders.
  • Audiology: the evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of persons with auditory and balance disorders.

Accredited

Our graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The academic and clinical practicum requirements for national certification in speech-language pathology and audiology from the Council for Clinical Certification of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) may be completed across the undergraduate and graduate programs.

ContactUs  CSD Department Chair
Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.
(605) 677-6201
Teri.Bellis@usd.edu