Monday, September 25, 2017

NSSLHA is offering scholarships fro current sophomores and juniors! If you are interested please check out the link below! The application deadline is December 4.

CSD Elective Seminar in Spring 2018
Dr. Christina Kuo is offering CSD 490: Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the upcoming Spring semester as an elective.
This is a 3-credit seminar course that is a focused study of selected topics in communication sciences and disorders. The course will offer opportunities to examine clinically and theoretically relevant issues in research on human communication and aims at highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of communication sciences and disorders. The nature of the course will also provide opportunities for exposure to research and research methods. The course will incorporate hands-on learning experiences such as literature review, labs, and writing exercises.
The topic emphasis for Spring 2018 will be on the understanding of speech, and through an examination of this, speech production, perception, and relevant topics will be surveyed. Understanding of speech, or intelligibility, is a topic relevant for speech, language, as well as hearing sciences and associated disciplines and fields of study. Effective communication requires that a person produces speech signals that are sufficient for the communication partner to receive and decode. The underlying mechanisms associated with intelligibility, the theoretical development of a framework for understanding intelligibility, and its clinical relevance will be considered. 
Approval and permission is required for enrollment in this course. If interested, contact Dr. Kuo (

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome Back!

Please explore all of the information.  We have been working to make sure everything is updated for the 2017-2018 school year.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NOTICE for all CSD Undergrads!

Ethics Award

This year's Student Ethics Essay Award asks communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students to explore the ethical challenges of independent and evidence-based clinical judgment. First-place winner receives $750 and a complimentary student registration to the 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles! Deadline to enter is April 14.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Congratulations from the CSD Department!

CONGRATULATIONS to CSD students that have been in offered membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi!

You have been elected to membership based on your superior academic achievement. This is one of the highest honors that can be conferred on a student at James Madison University.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest honor society and the only one at JMU that elects its members from all academic disciplines based on scholarship.  Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high.  Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-term juniors, the top 10 percent of seniors and the top 10 percent of graduate students.

Be proud of your accomplishment and we encourage you to accept this honored invitation!

~Dr. O'Donoghue

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Robin C. McKay Memorial Scholarship

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
is now accepting applications for the 

Robin C. McKay 
Memorial Scholarship 

This is a $900 per semester award for the Fall and Spring 
semesters of the Senior year. This is not a need-based 
scholarship but, rather, is awarded to a well-rounded and academically proficient student studying in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology. 

To be eligible for the McKay Scholarship you must: 
· Be a CSD Major 
· Be a Junior (rising Senior) 
· Have a minimum GPA in the major of 3.25 
· Have completed CSD 200, 207, 208, 209, 300 & 301 

To apply for the McKay Scholarship you must: 
· Submit a resume of past accomplishments/achievements 
· Write a brief personal statement as to future goals/aspirations 
(no more than 1 page) 

Materials must be turned in to the CSD departmental office by March 16, 2017 
Questions should be directed to Dr. Pavelko, HBS 1004, 

The McKay Scholarship was established in 1988 by family and friends in memory of Robin McKay, a student in the CSD department at JMU. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Robin joined the Peace Corps for two years. She founded a program for deaf children in Kingston, Jamaica. Robin died suddenly, just days after finishing with the Peace Corps and weeks prior to entering graduate school in Audiology. The recipient of this scholarship will be given a biographical sketch of Robin, and the McKay family is provided the name and contact information for the student that receives the award.