Course Summary

Course Description


The Department of Health Sciences offers a program in Speech and Hearing for students who wish to enter the profession of speech-language pathology and/or audiology. These professions are concerned with the identification and treatment of communication disorders across the life span. Speech and hearing are interrelated fields concerned with speech and language acquisition, and require knowledge of biology, psychology, sociology, and linguistics.

Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds adequately; those with speech rhythm and fluency disorders, such as stuttering; individuals with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; those with problems understanding and producing language; those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders. They also work with individuals who have swallowing difficulties. Through caring faculty, the program at Cleveland State University provides an excellent pre-professional foundation that prepares students for professional training at the master’s and doctoral levels.

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