Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a long and distinguished history of educational and rehabilitation service to Baylor University, the Waco community, and beyond. The Department includes both highly respected undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.
The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program emphasizes speech-language pathology and offers comprehensive education in the fundamental principles of the field.
The Master of Science degree program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students to become certified professional speech-language pathologists through rigorous academic coursework and robust clinical experiences.
The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders online program is designed for aspiring speech-language pathologists who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with speech, language, and hearing disorders.
The CSD PhD program centers on God and our faith mission as scientists, clinical scientists, and educators. Our aim is to mentor servant leaders in research and education in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
The Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is a community-based clinic that has been in place for over 60 years with clinical faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing both the highest quality care for our clients and “hands-on” training for our graduate clinicians. The facility provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients of all ages with difficulties such as disorders or delays in language or literacy (both verbal and written), speech sounds, voice, swallowing or feeding, social, augmentative, or alternative communication, and hearing.
VocalOSO gives Communication Sciences and Disorders students firsthand experience evaluating voices and laryngeal examinations while allowing Theater and Music students to see their vocal mechanisms and identify possible concerns.
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program in Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is affirming accreditation with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). As part of the typical accreditation process, the CAA is seeking comments in advance of its scheduled May 2, 2023 site visit to Baylor University. As part of the site visit, a public meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2, from 3:15pm to 3:45pm in Room 101, Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. 4th St, Waco, Texas 76706.
In this article from ASHA's Leader Live, Clinical Assistant Professor Kristle Soto makes print books interactive and engages the five senses to build clients’ literacy skills.
CSD students worked to improve child development in Rwanda, and HSS students worked to better health education in Costa Rica. These trips left students in both majors with a new perspective of their field as well as the world around them.