Friday, November 2, 2018

New Elective

Dr. Christina Kuo is offering CSD 490-0003: 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 selectted 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 (

Monday, October 8, 2018

Spring Registration

Spring registration starts on November 5.  

Cheyenne, our peer advisor, will have extended office hours the weeks of October 22, 29, and November 5.  

Students have two options:
  1. Attend regular office hours (Mondays and Fridays 11-12:30)
  2. Email to schedule an appointment if they are unable to attend office hours.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Summer Linguistics Study in York, England

Summer Linguistics Study in York, England: There will be an information session on the study abroad program in York. It will be hosted by students who went last summer. They will be in HBS 4043 on October 10 between 11 and 1. Stop by anytime to talk with them about their experiences. Also, please note, there was a misprint on the study abroad website. The program is during the month of July (not the dates previously listed on the website).

Monday, September 24, 2018


The Speech Acoustic Lab at James Madison University is seeking healthy volunteers to participate in a study about conversations.  Volunteers will participate in several communicative tasks in an IRB-approved study. During the different communicative tasks, you will engage in conversations with a student researcher and will be audio recorded during these tasks. The study will be completed in the Speech Acoustics Lab located in the Health and Behavioral Studies (HBS) Building. This study will consist of a single visit that will be approximately one-hour long.

Participant Criteria –
  • 18-25 years old
  • No history of speech, language, and/or hearing (and related) disorders
  • Native speaker of American English

If you have any additional questions or if you meet the participation criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Ashley Cox at  If you know someone who is interested and qualifies for this study, please share this information.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  Your help is greatly appreciated!


Ashley Cox

Communication Sciences and Disorders Class of 2019
Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad opportunities for CSD students this summer in both Rwanda and England. 

Contact Dr. DePaolis for more information

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Welcome to the JMU Undergrad CSD Advising Blog!

We hope you all enjoyed your summer and are happy to have you back!

We are working on updating the blog for the 2018-2019 school year, but please take some time to look around and see what the blog has to offer.