Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborns, children, and adults.
The 47th Annual Meta M. Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium was held on October 27, 2017 at the East Carolina Heart Institute. This event was sponsored by the CSDI department along with the ECU chapter of the NSSLHA and Eastern AHEC Dept of Nursing and Allied Health Education. The speakers for this event included Dr. Carol Flexer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Audiology at the University of Akron and Dr. Amy Laurent, Coauthor, The SCERTS Model and adjunct faculty at the University of Rhode Island. This event continues to grow and honor the legacy of Dr. Meta Downes.
PhD student, Kazlin Mason successfully defended her dissertation, The Effects of Gravity and Scar Contracture on Post-Surgical Tissue Changes and Speech Outcomes Following Pharyngoplasties on November 29, 2017.
Led by Mrs. Sherri Winslow and her Aphasia group, the CAHS was delighted by a myriad of Christmas favorites and sweet treats on December 1, 2017.
A community based clinic for communication disorders. Faculty and supervised graduate students provide diagnostic and therapy for communication disorders to children and adults in areas related to: speech, language, voice, stuttering, aphasia, ALS, and hearing loss. The Clinic has over 3,000 visits per year. Summer camps are given for children with autism, and severe hearing loss.