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.
News and announcements
Increase your aphasia awareness in June
Aphasia, a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to use and process speech, is quite common, with about two million Americans living with it and upwards of 80,000 Americans acquiring the disorder each year. However, many people are not aware of it.
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, and the Aphasia Communication Enhancement Program in the Charles Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinic is observing the month with the National Aphasia Association and Lingraphica, a health care technology company.
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology graduate program visitation dates
These visitation dates are open to prospective SPPA graduate students. Printable flier and RSVP information.
- Friday, Oct. 2—1 to 3 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 4—1 to 3 p.m.