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The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Penn State has a long history of tradition and excellence. It was founded in 1933, making it the third-oldest program in the United States. The Department has more than 2800 graduates and the graduate program has educated more than half of all practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic helps people face communication challenges

The Penn State Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic is housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders on the University Park campus near State College, PA. The Clinic has several programs that provide students with clinical experience with individuals who have a wide variety of communication disorders. Supervision is provided by CSD clinical faculty, all of whom are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Adult and child therapy rooms are equipped with one-way mirrors and state of the art sound systems and recording equipment. The Audiology Clinic houses a sound-attentuated audiology suite capable of testing infants, children, and adults.

In-house, the clinic population covers the life span. Assessments and intervention are available for those with delays or disorders in hearing, language, fluency, voice, articulation, and phonology, including those with severe speech impairments requiring augmentative and alternative communication. Communication impairments may result from developmental delays, congenital disabilities such as intellectual disability, hearing impairment, autism, cerebral palsy, and/or acquired disabilities such as traumatic brain injury, strokes, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.