Communication Disorders Blog

  • Communication Disorders Graduate Student Open House

    October 11, 2017

    The Truman Communication Disorders Department will host a Graduate Student Open House from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. All prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders from Truman are invited to attend. Information regarding the CMDS graduate program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for […]

  • OSR Offers Financial Help for Projects

    September 5, 2017

    The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during the fall 2017 semester. All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research […]

  • Comm Dis Department Raises Awareness for World Voice Day

    April 15, 2017

    In preparation for World Voice Day, April 16, the Communication Disorders Department is offering tips to keep voices vocally healthy. The sound of a voice comes from the vocal folds in the larynx vibrating to create a “buzz,” with its source of power deriving from the respiratory system. Professional voice users include more than just […]

  • CMDS Students Help Families in Need

    March 20, 2017

    Communication disorders students display the results of their recent diaper drive. The students collected more than 2,000 diapers to be distributed to area families in need. Both undergraduate and graduate communication disorders students were involved in the effort.

  • Annual Language & Literacy Conference on April 28

    February 22, 2017

    Save the date for Truman’s annual Language and Literacy Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. The guest speaker is Dr. Hannah E. Schneewind, and this year’s topic is “Matching Assessment with Instruction: Teaching All Learners in the Reading and Writing Classroom.” Dr. Schneewind currently works as a literacy consultant in a wide variety of schools in New York […]

  • Welcome to New Grad Students

    February 6, 2017

    The CMDS graduate program welcomed 10 new students in January, and sent 18 students off-campus to full-time internship sites for their final semester of graduate work. Currently, 35 graduate students and 12 seniors are on campus taking classes and providing services to the public in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Have a […]

  • 30th Annual Truman CMDS Research Forum Dec 14

    November 28, 2016

    The 30th annual Research Forum in Communication Disorders will be held at Truman on Wednesday, December 14, from 6:30-10 PM. This event is open to local professionals in communication disorders and it is anticipated that ASHA CEU’s will be available (pending approval). There is no cost to attend, however participants must be present for the […]

  • Congrats to Truman’s 2016 ASHA Presenters!

    Dr. Julia Edgar, Dr. Amy Teten, Dean Janet Gooch, and Ms. Melissa Passe attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA] annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 17–19, 2016. The following Communication Disorders students made presentations at the ASHA Convention: Brandall Bond:  Title of Presentation:   An Examination of Diagnostic Testing Modifications to Assess Communication Disorders in African Americans.  […]

  • Fall NEMO Speech Pathology Assoc Mtg

    CMDS faculty Ms. Patricia Hanson and Ms. Kelsey Aurand de Razo accompanied nine students to the fall NEMO Speech Pathology Association [SPA] meeting on November 18, 2016.  The Speech Pathology Association is a group of northeast Missouri speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, speech implementers, and paraprofessionals who work in public schools. The program for the […]

  • CoDA Diaper Drive Project Big Success

    November 20, 2016

    The Communication Disorders Association [CoDA] [CMDS Student Organization] participated in the first Diaper Drive [for the 2016-2017 academic year] from October 17th to October 27th.  Members of CoDA collected diapers [all sizes] and wipes for Kirksville families who are under financial strain. The diaper donations were dropped off at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic […]