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Student Engagement

Hooding 2022

Our Hooding ceremony and reception was on Friday, May 13th. The graduating second years were presented with their hoods, which symbolize their completion of the requirements for the graduate program in Communication Disorders. After, they celebrated with faculty, staff, family, and friends. 

Class of 2022

Class of 2022

Texas Laryngectomee Association Presentation

Frank Brick, president of the Texas Laryngectomee Association, was invited by Kathryn Hayes on April 14, 2022, to give a presentation to the graduate students in the Dysphagia class. They were able to hear about his journey as a laryngectomee survivor, and the role of the Speech-Langauge Pathologist in his recovery. He allowed them to view his stoma and speaking valve and ask questions about this very interesting area of our field. 

Dysphagia presentation

Grad Student Appreciation Week

We kicked off Grad Student Appreciation Week on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. The first and second year grad students had a chance to eat and mingle while participating in a mentoring night and enjoying some Chick Fil A. We are grateful for you!

mentoring event

Autism Awareness Month

Our autism concentration students put together a video for Autism Awareness Month, which is the month of April.

Autism Awareness Video

Autism Awareness

CDIS students and faculty posing in their Autism Awareness shirts

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Visit

The Department was so honored to host Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, NBA player, person who stutters, and founder of Change and Impact on March 21st, 2022. Michael shared his story as a person who stutters and the mission of his nonprofit Change and Impact with our students. 

MKG Visit

Dr. Irani, MKG, and Jack Rodriguez outside of Willow Hall

Temple Grandin Visit

Colorado State University animal behavior expert and autism awareness activist Dr. Temple Grandin spoke with graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders on March 3rd, 2022, about her experience growing up, thinking diversity, and how she persevered to find a career she loves. She offered advice to our future speech-language pathologists on working with individuals with autism. It was a pleasure to meet her. 

Temple Grandin Visit

Dr. Temple Grandin and our Autism Concentration

Murder Mystery Game

The department hosted a virtual Murder Mystery Game where students, faculty, and staff could get into character and have fun solving the crime.

Game Title

Murdery Mystery Game 2021

Fall Fiesta Flambonanza

CAA Logo

The Master of Science in Communication Disorders (MSCD) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Disorders education programs in speech-language pathology at Texas State University are 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700