Special Olympics 2015

CDIS students performed hearing screenings under the direction of Dr. Debbie Earley. Students and clinical staff served breakfast and dinner to the athletes and their families.

2015 NSSLHA Banquet

OSU's NSSLHA Chapter held their annual banquet on April 24th. CDIS Faculty and Supervisors were on hand to see awards and scholarships presented to the students.  

Sigma Xi Grant Winner

Ms. Roha Thomas was recently awarded the prestigious and competitive Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Research Award. (Click here to read more under Department News)

Cowboy Aphasia Camp in the News
Dr. Boyle at the Cimarron Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Boyle (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) for his outstanding presentation in the recently concluded Cimarron Conference on Communication Disorders. (Click here to read more under Department News)

Dr. Boyle wins Research Award

Dr. Michael Boyle was named the Canadeo Family Research Award recipient for 2015. Dr. Boyle was awarded $2,500 for his propsal titled, "Reducing the stigma associated with suttering: A comparison of three strategies for change". Read the abstract and learn more about the award by clicking here

Human Sciences Research Day

CDIS students presented their poster project at the Human Sciences divison of Research Day 2015 and won second place overall. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Rachael Messer, Lisa Conley (Second year Masters) and Candace Square (Leveling student).

Hearing Screenings

43 OSU Faculty and Staff members got their hearing screened through a collaboration with Able-Tech and Dr. Debbie Earley. Over half of the screened patients were reffered for additional services. 

2015 Seniors of Significance

CDIS students Caitlyn Cloud and Aubrey Mackey (Class of 2015) were named in the College of Arts and Sciences Seniors of Significance list for 2015.

Top 10 in the Nation

The OSU Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program was rated 6th in the nation for 2014 by Graduateprograms.com. Click here to see the full list of 25 schools and methodology for ranking

The English Zone

Stillwater Clinic Coordinator Donita Tefft is travelling to Cambodia this spring to work with the Leadership Academy and support rural student education. Click here to read more about her upcoming journey.  

Special Olympics 2015 Special Olympics 2015
2015 NSSLHA Banquet 2015 NSSLHA Banquet
Sigma Xi Grant Winner Sigma Xi Grant Winner
Cowboy Aphasia Camp in the News Cowboy Aphasia Camp in the News
Dr. Boyle at the Cimarron Conference Dr. Boyle at the Cimarron Conference
Dr. Boyle wins Research Award Dr. Boyle wins Research Award
Human Sciences Research Day Human Sciences Research Day
Hearing Screenings Hearing Screenings
2015 Seniors of Significance 2015 Seniors of Significance
Top 10 in the Nation Top 10 in the Nation
The English Zone The English Zone

Welcome


Graduation-Patty-and-Me Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University.  This is an exciting time for us!  Long recognized as an outstanding clinical program, in concert with the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the university at large, the department has more recently recruited research faculty. We now boast a full complement of enthusiastic academic and clinical staff. The diverse group of young, vibrant researchers in our department stands at the brink of international recognition for state-of-the art work in fluency disorders, motor programming, bilingualism, normal and disordered voice, phonological and language disorders, neurological disorders, and normal aging. An enthusiastic and experienced group of clinical staff supervises our first-year graduate students in clinical internships encompassing the widest variety of adult and pediatric disorders on both the Stillwater and the Tulsa campuses. Clinical externships around the country are enjoyed by our second-year graduate clinicians. Our graduates continue to boast a 100% initial attempt Praxis pass rate.

In association with our new research mission, the curriculum has been modified to prepare our students to engage in research at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The 2013-2014 academic year saw the completion of the greatest number of senior honors theses and freshman research projects in our department’s history. In addition, we recently admitted a record number of graduate students from around the country, many of whom intend to pursue the master’s thesis option. In association with newly forged interdisciplinary collaborations, the department is mentoring our third summer scholar as part of the NSF REU, The Biological Bases of Behavior.  

In addition, we have enjoyed a virtual explosion of outreach activity with the addition of several clinical and academic assistant professors and lecturers.  Such outreach ensures that the enjoyment of our teaching and research endeavors is not limited to the students on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, but extends into the community. We offer a full complement of speech, language, and audiological services to the public through our Stillwater campus clinic. Audiological screening and a full complement of speech and language services are offered at our Tulsa campus clinic.  

Thank you for visiting our site. I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us!

Cheryl L. Giddens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Head