The program, established in 1953, is a division of the College of Allied Health Sciences, John A. Burns School of Medicine. The mission of the program is to provide trained personnel for service to the communicatively impaired, and engage in research in the broad area of communication disorders. Instructional and research interests include: speech-language pathology, clinical methodology, audiology, testing of hearing, habilitation and rehabilitation of hearing, speech and hearing science, language development for children with hearing deficiencies, disorders of fluency, and electrophysiologic audiometry.
The department offers the BS and MS in both speech-language pathology and audiology.
The fields of speech pathology and audiology overlap with other areas in bioscience, especially physiology and medicine.
Publications of the National Institutes of Health and other medically related government documents are available in the Government Documents Collection.
The collections at several of the hospital libraries act as a supplementary resource for the more clinically oriented journals not held by Hamilton Library.
Date complied: 7/01 Compiler: Paul Wermager