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logoThe faculty and staff of Western Michigan University's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences are committed to educating the next generation of speech, language and hearing professionals through unique academic, research and clinical opportunities. Through this program, students enhance their knowledge and develop essential skills and competencies in evaluation, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as research, education and administration. Our graduates are maximally effective in providing clinical services to individuals of all ages with speech, language and hearing impairments.

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The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences seeks candidates for Clinical Faculty Specialist I or II. The position will primarily be assigned to the Audiology Clinic at the WMU Unified Clinics. This is a tenure–track, full-time, fiscal-year position.


News and Announcements

36th Van Riper Lecture Series

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University announces the 36th Annual Van Riper Lecture Series scheduled for Oct. 25 and 26. This lecture series focuses on SLP Practice in the Schools: Contextualizing Interventions and Implementing Policies and brings two national experts to campus.

  • Ukrainetz and Coleman

    Dr. Teresa Ukrainetz, professor & division chair for speech-language pathology, Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University, will present a series of lectures devoted to discussing Contextualized Expository Skill Intervention: Strategic Choices to Develop Strategic Learners.
  • Dr. Jaumeiko Coleman, director of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) school services team also will present topics related to federal policy and legislation implications for school-based speech-language pathologists.

Questions may be directed to the Van Riper Lectures Committee at (269) 387-8045 or spaa-info@wmich.edu.

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Golf outing benefits individuals with hearing loss

The 2nd Annual Student Academy of Audiology Golf Outing was held in August to raise money for hearing service scholarships for low-income patients in the Charles Van Riper Hearing Clinic in the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University.

Open house and visitation dates for graduate programs

  • Open House
 Prospective Graduate Students
    Friday, Nov. 9 | 1 to 4 p.m. | flier
  • Graduate Program Visitation Dates
    Friday Oct. 12 and Friday, Dec. 7 | 1 to 3 p.m. | flier


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