Harding University has offered academic coursework in communication sciences and disorders since 1953, when Richard Walker introduced "speech therapy services" to Searcy. Since that time, the program has evolved through many changes and continues to be a service to Harding University faculty, staff, students and to the communities of central Arkansas. The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is housed in the College of Allied Health and offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders-Clinical (Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology), a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders-Non-Clinical, and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
The master's degree (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at Harding University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
In order to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist, undergraduate students must continue their education at a CAA accredited graduate program. Graduates of Harding's undergraduate program must apply to the graduate program for consideration of admission. The Harding Program is a member of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. All professional staff hold ASHA's Certificates of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and hold Arkansas Licenses in their respective areas.
2015 Richard Walker Conference
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is excited to announce that the 2015 Richard Walker Conference will feature Dr. Louis Rossetti. Evidence-Based Treatment Supporting Early Language Intervention is the title of the 2015 conference, scheduled for March 20, from 8:30-3:30. We are offering .5 ASHA CEUs and lunch is included in the registration. We look forward to seeing you here. Download your brochure and registration form and save yourself a spot.
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The HIZ-Path video, produced by 1504 Pictures is continuing to receive much critical acclaim! The short movie has been shown at the ASHA Convention and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders meeting. View it yourself and see what you think. Let us hear your reactions.
The Graduate Assistants of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program produce On the Tip of My Tongue, a newsletter discussing the events associated with CSD here at Harding. You may download our latest issue here, or you may submit your request to be added to our email list to Martha Vendetti (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send information about what you are doing or other items to be considered for inclusion. We would love to hear from you!