Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Date: 12/14/2020 Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom session

As part of the re-accreditation process for:  Bloomsburg University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, graduate program in: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) is seeking comments from members of the public. To attend the public meeting, email Jdayhoff@bloomu.edu and a zoom link will be providedWritten comments may be sent to the CAA in advance of the meeting at: Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd., #310 Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments can also be faxed (301-296-8570) or emailed: accreditation@asha.org

A copy of the CAA Standards for Accreditation and Policy on Public Comments can be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at the address above, by calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or by accessing these documents online at: http://caa.asha.org/programs/call-for-public-comments/

Interested parties may also contact Dr. Kimberly Cardimona, Communication Sciences and Disorders, kcardimo@bloomu.edu, 570-389-4443 for more information. 

 

Since the 1960s, our Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has offered high quality programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, preparing graduates for successful careers in allied health, public schools, private practice, and other work settings — to include some of the most sought-after careers in a growing competitive global job market.

Career Focus

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), job growth for audiology is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities in speech-language pathology are expected to grow by 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders houses diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that provides audiology and speech pathology students access to and experience with sophisticated assessment techniques such as videostroboscopy, videofluoroscopy, nasometry, vestibular assessment, electronystagmography, and EEG.

The rotational chair, one of about a dozen in the U.S. outside of the military, is used to test inner ear function and balance in a completely darkened chamber. Videostroboscopy permits detailed analysis of vocal fold function, and students assist with videofluoroscopic swallowing assessment. Students gain experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation in their respective professions.

Audiology Rotational Chair

CSD Department

Chairperson
  Kim Cardimona | 570-389-4443
Department Secretary
  Jeanne Dayhoff | 570-389-5381

Communication Sciences and Disorders
338 Centennial Hall
570-389-5381
Fax: 570-389-2035
 
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Mission and Strategy

Bloomsburg University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the College of Science and Technology, prepares highly trained and competent entry level professionals who meet all requirements for certification and licensure in their respective professions, ready to contribute to a dynamic global work force.

This mission of excellence in preparation is supported by an undergraduate program that provides core knowledge and preprofessional skills. A blend of academic, clinical and research experiences help our graduates to meet the continually changing demands of the professions. Partnerships and affiliations provide diverse clinical experiences, allowing students to expand the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired through academic instruction, while helping to meet the health care needs of the community.

The mission of our graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology is to provide quality academic and clinical education, and prepare entry-level professionals to ensure independent practice and competent delivery of clinical services to the public. The programs of audiology and speech language pathology are committed to the educational preparation of student in an inclusive environment, who through achievement of learning outcomes, demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills necessary for competent professional practice in a culturally diverse society.