The Department of Communication Disorders annually examines student outcomes by collecting data on the national examination (PRAXIS) and examining the percentage of CDIS graduate students that graduate from Texas State University-San Marcos and secure gainful employment. All of the above is illustrated in the following document:
A communication disorder affects an individual's ability to hear, speak, understand, read, and/or write. The various types of communication disorders an individual can exhibit include: fluency, articulation, voice, swallowing, cognitive, and language disorders.
Speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders. Speech pathologists are employed in a variety of settings including: public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities, community clinics, colleges and universities, private practice, health departments, home care, adult day care centers, and research laboratories. Speech-language pathologists also assess and treat swallowing disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and auditory processing disorders.