Missouri State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
 

Facilities and Resources

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The department of communication sciences and disorders is located in the Professional Building. Here, you have access to state-of-the-art facilities to apply the knowledge you are learning and to develop the clinical and research foundations needed for a career in communication disorders. The College of Health and Human Services also has an open access computer lab available for student use in Room 102.

Gaining practical experience

Our laboratories include:

  • Acoustics laboratory
  • Alternative/augmentative laboratory
  • Amplification research laboratory
  • Auditory electrophysiology laboratory
  • Home-simulation area for training of families of deaf infants and toddlers
  • Listening and video laboratory
  • Literacy laboratory
  • Motor speech laboratory
  • Vestibular laboratory

Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic

The Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic provides evaluation and treatment for all ages in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology and early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This on-campus clinic provides an environment where, under supervision, undergraduate and graduate students observe and participate in the assessment and management of disorders of communication which result from hearing loss or deficits in the production or reception of speech.

Preschool Program

The preschool program is specifically designed to meet the needs of children, ages 3-5, with impaired hearing. Missouri State students can work in the preschool which focuses on development of language, cognition, speech, auditory perceptual and social skills.

We provide learning opportunities in an encouraging atmosphere, nurturing independence, positive peer interactions and self-esteem. The preschool philosophy, "learning should be fun," comes to life three hours each morning, four days per week in the classroom. An additional morning is designated for individualized ongoing assessment, home/clinic visits and program planning to best meet the needs of each child and family. The preschool program provides:

  • Low child to teacher ratio
  • CED and state certified teacher, D/HH; ECSE
  • Developmental curriculum
  • Family involvement
  • Community field trips
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Observation room
  • Ongoing diagnostic evaluation
  • Individualized speech sessions
  • Audiological services