Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences

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.

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.

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Apr. 14, 2023
VocalOSO: Voice Lab Partners with Music and Theater Students

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.

Apr. 12, 2023
Public Meeting Announcement: MS in Speech-Language Pathology Site Visit

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.

Mar. 29, 2023
Creative Literacy-Building for Young Children Who Are Non-Speaking

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.

Feb. 28, 2023
Bears Abroad in Rwanda and Costa Rica

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.