Clinical Supervisor Susan Demetropolis (L) and Clinic Director Teresa Signorelli (R) opening the CSD Senior Class Gift.  Thank you Class of '14 for the Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center's new IPad!Clinical Supervisor Susan Demetropolis (L) and Clinic Director Teresa Signorelli (R) opening the CSD Senior Class Gift. Thank you Class of '14 for the Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center's new IPad!

The Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center, which provides free services to the community, is a valuable educational asset.  Students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology obtain on-site observation, training, and supervision. Such training is rarely available at the undergraduate level.

The state-of-the-art facility is located in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Therapy rooms, equipped with closed circuit audio/visual system, maximize teaching and learning opportunities. The Center also has two sound treated rooms, which house the audiology suite and speech science labs. 

Clinical Experience

Students will be able to learn diagnostic testing and treatment techniques in a wide range of pediatric and adult communication disorders. These include: language and phonological delay, language based learning disabilities, voice disorders, fluency disorders, aphasia, and speech correction.

Clients are referred from throughout the metropolitan area and represent all age groups. Students are closely supervised in client-related activities as part of a two semester capstone course prior to graduation.


Please consider a donation to support our free services. Thank you for your support.

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