• A woman conducting a hearing test on another woman.
  • Students and professor collaborating around a computer.
  • Students and instructor hooking a test dummy up to equipment.
  • A professor lectures a class with a visual aid.
  • Photo of a man hooked up to a computer with electronic leads.

The faculty and staff of Western Michigan University's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology 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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News and Announcements

Faculty Member Chosen for ASHA Pathways Program

Dr. Robin Criter was among a handful of early career researchers selected from the around the country to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Pathways Program.  According to ASHA:   "The role of the Pathways program is to mentor early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers. To this end, Pathways assists participants with developing a 5-year research career plan, acculturating to a research career, building a publication record, and learning about funding mechanisms appropriate to this career stage. The specific goal of the program is to prepare eligible candidates to become competitive applicants for NIDCD R03 or K23 awards. It is intended as an initial step to enhance the training, retention, and funding success of clinical scientists in CSD, with the ultimate goal of advancing the evidence base of the discipline."

AuD Student Wins Award

Hannah Hodges, a graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology program, was awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant by the WMU Graduate College.  Ms. Hodges' faculty mentor is Dr. Robin Criter.

Faculty Members Present Webinar to a National Audience

Ms. Sandra Glista and Ms. Robin Pollens will be presenting a webinar to a national audience through the AphasiaAccess network.  The presentation is entitled "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then...The Art of Creating Content."  The webinar is free for AphasiaAccess members and available for a fee of $40 for non-members.  To register for the event, go here.

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology graduate program open house and visit day.

The department regularly invites prospective graduate students to campus for tours and orientation. There are two opportunities during the spring 2016 semester. 

  1. Visit Day: Friday, Feb. 26 - 1 to 3 p.m.
    Prospective graduate students learn about WMU's SPPA programs at this tour and orientation. Printable flier and RSVP information.
  2. Open House: April 1 - noon to 4 p.m.
    Prospective graduate students may enjoy activities, breakout sessions and reception with faculty. Printable flier and RSVP information.

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