In the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, we hold fast to a code of values and an overarching philosophy of faith in our words and actions, excellence in our student outcomes, integrity, life-long learning, teamwork and service, which is at the core of all that we do. We feel strongly that if we maintain these standards, our students will provide an excellent level of care for all of those they touch.
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) has awarded Samford University’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter (SUNSSLHA) with gold chapter honors for the 2019-2020 academic year.
In 2018, the School of Health Professions surprised Margaret Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with the endowment of the Margaret L. Johnson Scholarship. This year, Mary Beth Wagner was selected as the 2019-20 recipient.
Mary Beth is a 2019 B.S. in communication sciences and disorders graduate and a second-year M.S. in speech language pathology student.
Annually, Samford University National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (SUNSSLHA) members work together to organize and complete service projects for the community. This year, the student organization partnered with The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs to update the Center’s literacy bags.
We believe in serving others as our gifts and talents allow. Here in our community and around the world, our students and alumni use their vocation to make Him known.
Health Professions Students Serve in Ecuador
Katee Nall, a second-year speech language pathology student, was one of 18 School of Health Professions students who traveled to Ecuador for a speech language pathology and physical therapy interprofessional medical mission trip.
Learning to Care for the Whole Person
Interprofessional teams of students in the School of Health Professions learned to care for the whole person as they worked side by side to evaluate and treat survivors of a traumatic brain injury at the annual Bright Ideas TBI Camp with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation.
From continuing education events to supporting our community during a pandemic, our students, alumni and faculty are committed to life-long learning.
Audiology Learn from Guest Lecturer Douglas Beck
Douglas Beck, executive director of academic sciences for Oticon, is among the most prolific authors in audiology having addressed a wide variety of audiology and professional topics.
Meeting Speech and Language Needs at Home
As school systems across the country transitioned to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many school-based speech and language services were disrupted.
Students Share Tips Vocal Health and Hygiene
While we missed celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month with our friends on campus, we loved reflecting on these great vocal health and hygiene tips given by our students.
We strive for excellence in our academic programming and learning. Our students have access to a variety of technologies and state-of-the-art lab spaces.
The Tools We Use to Serve
Speech language pathology students in the School of Health Professions use the latest technology and equipment to further care for the whole person.
Tour our Facilities
As one of four schools within the college, our students have numerous opportunities to learn and work in an interprofessional environment.
Although the spring semester did not end as planned, we found ways to celebrate our graduates. Our department is like family, and we believe we are stronger together.
Above and Beyond Awards
For the 2020 celebration, more than 150 students, parents and family members, faculty and staff joined virtually to congratulate the award recipients.
Undergraduate Class of 2020
While the undergraduate class of 2020 couldn’t gather in person to celebrate, faculty and staff met with students virtually and surprised them with a celebration video.
Graduate Class of 2020
Samford's Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty and staff celebrated the master’s of science in speech language pathology class of 2020 virtually.
We embrace persons who hold themselves to a higher standard. The 2019-20 student and alumni spotlight certainly do this and more as they maintain our highest standards.
Caroline, first-year speech language pathology student, shares why Samford was the right choice for her undergraduate and graduate experience.
Alumna Sarah Poligone was part of the master’s of speech language pathology’s first graduating class. She shares what made her experience unique.
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