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Department of Communication Disorders

Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the program and its clinics are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner-- that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.


The master's program in speech-language pathology at Texas State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, tel:800-498-2071.

CAA Awards Texas State Department of Communication Disorders 8-Year Term of Re-accreditation Through May 2023. Congratulations!

Department News and Events



November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break 


December 3: Last Class Day


December 4-11:  Final Exams

Fall 2015 Final Exam Schedule



Dr. Valarie Fleming Named Chair of the

Department of Communication Disorders

CDIS Going to England! Application for the Study Abroad Program is Open! Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the Communication Disorders Team for raising $2528 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Despite cancelation of the event, the CDIS team was awarded 1st place overall for most money raised in the Family and Friends category for the Walk to End Alzheimer's! The CDIS team was posed to win the largest group category as well, with 90 walkers to support the cause. A big thank you to every one who donated and volunteered to support this amazing event!  

CDIS Student Candace Johnson Earns Two Major Awards

Award Winner-Candace Johnson


Congratulations to graduate students, Kati Henderson and Rachel Huth, recipients of Graduate Merit Fellowships.

Kati and Ray
Kati Henderson and Rachel Huth pictured above with Dean Golato from the Graduate College and Dean Ruth Welborn of the College of Health Professions.



Texas State Faculty and Student Presentation Schedule for ASHA 2015

Presenter Date Time Room Presentation Title
Dr. Anne Van Kleeck & Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 103 Strategies for Created Pragmatically Appropriate Preschool Language Assessment & Intervention Contexts
Midori Rodriguez, Dr. Farzan Irani, Dr. Kenneth St. Louis, Dr. Kathleen Scaler Scott, Dr. Rodney Gabel, Mary Weidner, Dr. Stephanie Hughes, Dr. Marilyn Langevin Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hall EF DO's and DON'Ts Revisited: A Comprehensive Report From Stuttering Adults
Dr. Valarie Fleming Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 105 Longitudinal Cognitive-Linguistic Change in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Dr. Celeste Domsch, Dr. Maria Resendiz, Rachel Huth, Jazmine Ramirez Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Hall EF English Microstructure Produce in a Narrative Context by Bilingual Preschoolers
Dr. Farzan Irani, Dr. Fauzia Abdalla, Dr. Stephanie Hughes Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Hall EF How Do Arab and American Adults Describe People Who Stutter?
Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz, Dr. Maria Resendiz, Dr. Elizabeth Belasco, Kathryn Breon, JoAnn Hervey, Charlsa Maston Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hall EF How Does Bilingualism Affect Phonetic Transcription of Non-Disordered & Disordered Speech?
Rachel Huth, Dr. Maria Resendiz, Dr. Celeste Domsch, Jazmine Ramirez, Kendall Precup, Kater Taylor Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hall EF Comparison of Narratives in Bilingual Children Enrolled in Bilingual Preschool
Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz, Dr. Maria Gonzales, Lauren Lytle, Ashley Williams, Kendall Precup, Kater Taylor, Hervé Abdi Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Hall EF Student Clinicians’ Sub-Domain Knowledge Filters Their Interpretation of Reading Theories
Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz, Dr. Anne Van Kleeck, Dr. Many Maguire, Dr. Hervé Abdi Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hall EF Will Embodied Cognition & Comparison Learning Increase Focused Stimulations' Effectiveness for Verb Learning in Toddlers?
Dr. Farzan Irani, Dr. Eric Swartz Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hall EF Speaker & Observer Perceptions of Listener Reactions to Pseudostuttering

More Department News

Dr. Rahul Chakraborty Awarded Full Year of Faculty Developmental Leave

Dr. Celeste Domsch Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Dr. Maria Resendiz Selected as a Foundations of Excellence Recipient

Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program A Success

Language Manuals Available

CDIS Foundation

student worker

The CDIS foundation is a resource for the Department of Communication Disorders to receive donations to further enhance the academic and clinical experiences of students and faculty.

Dr. Irani with student

Contributions may be specified to the following CDIS institutions:

Students and Linda Donations provide additional funding for maintaining and improving clinical facilities.


Click here to donate to the CDIS Foundation