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csdlogoHarding 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.


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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking a full-time faculty member. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Clinical supervisory experience and experience working with adult populations with communication disorders are highly desirable. Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Dan Tullos, chair, at tullos@harding.edu. You may also check Harding's Human Resources.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of "speech therapy" here at Harding University.  The celebration began on September 20 as Harding University inaugurated Dr. Bruce McLarty, our new President.  Representatives of the Richard Walker family presented as we began our 60th year on the Harding campus. We followed this kickoff with a wonderful open house and building dedication on October 25 as we celebrated Homecoming here at Harding.  The open house included displays of the Harding Speech Clinic through the decades.  Three rooms in the Speech Clinic were named, one in memory of J.J. Day, the son of Joni and Chad Day, and two in honor of Dan Tullos and Rebecca Weaver.  Our third event was the Richard Walker Conference on March 21.  Dr. Julie Masterson returned to Harding to present "Spelling, Reading, and Writing: Putting the Pieces of the Literacy Puzzle Together".  It was a great event and if you weren't there, you missed a good one.  Our last event of our 60th Anniversary celebration is our end-of-the-year party.  Get ready for "Who dat, Redneck? party.  Many of you will remember our celebrations, and this is slated to be a big one!

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HIZ-Path Video

The HIZ-Path video, recently produced by 1504 Pictures is receiving 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.

Quarterly Newsletter

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 (mvendett@harding.edu).  Please send information about what you are doing or other items to be considered for inclusion.  We would love to hear from you!

Communication Sciences and Disorders