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.


Hannah Dorothy

Ms. Hannah Dorothy, a third-year doctoral student in audiology, was awarded the 2017-2018 Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology. The Judith Gravel fellowship, awarded by the Hear the World Foundation and the University of North Carolina honors the memory of Dr. Gravel by promoting the highest standards of pediatric audiology education and clinical practice. Ms. Dorothy has engaged in pediatric research and clinical experiences while a student in the AUD program at ECU and those experiences have shaped her desire to work in a hospital setting in the area of pediatric audiology. Additional details about Ms. Dorothy and the award can be found at:

AuD Student Accepts Joint AuD Externship with the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service and the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

Sarah Faucette

Through the collaboration of the East Carolina University Office of State Authorization Compliance, the East Carolina University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Sarah Faucette, an East Carolina University AuD/PhD student, was able to accept a joint AuD externship training program with the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service and the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon. Sarah stated this incredible opportunity has "provided me with confidence that my family and I can live and work anywhere, which widens my career options." Without this collaboration, Sarah would not have been able to accept this offer and work with some of the leading researchers in her field and broaden her career possibilities.

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CSDI Students and Faculty Showcase Research at National Convention

CSDI Students and faculty showcased over 35 research papers and clinic case studies at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention this past November. Twenty-four CSDI students received travel grants through the department and college to support their travel to present. Congratulations to the students and faculty for their hard work and incredible achievements.

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Marianna M. Walker

CSDI Researcher Dr. Walker brings awareness to community through (FOX 50) interview to highlight the CSDI department, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, and the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders and Dyslexia Program at ECU.

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Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

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.

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ECU CSDI Online SLP Program Nationally Ranked

ECU CSDI Distance Education Program ranked #2 in the country for best online degree programs based on flexibility, affordability, and academic support services.

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