Truman’s Communication Disorders Department is dedicated to mentoring students with an interest in the complex and diverse process of communication. Through its undergraduate and master’s programs, the communication disorders curriculum focuses on typical and atypical speech, language, swallowing, voice, fluency, cognitive-linguistic skills, literacy, and hearing, as well as research and clinical experience.

All communication disorders faculty have a state license in Missouri and a Certificate of Clinical Competence to supervise student clinicians in our Speech and Hearing Clinic located on campus. Our program is small enough for students to form close relationships with professors who become their professional mentors.

Academic Programs

Facilities and Services

The clinical facilities for communication disorders students at Truman State University are attractive and well-designed for instruction. All therapy rooms have direct observation and video recording capability. Students have access to a collection of traditional therapy materials, tests, and clinical computing resources available to students all day every day. Our primary classroom includes state-of-the-art instructional technology.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Communication disorders students can gain clinical experience in Truman’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, a teaching clinic located on campus. The Clinic provides speech and language evaluations, hearing screening and evaluations, and therapy for speech, language, and hearing problems.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Student clinician working with child in Speech and Hearing Clinic

Truman-RiteCare Early Literacy Lab

Students interested in working with children gain practical experience with the prevention and remediation of literacy problems.

Students working with children in Truman's Speech and Hearing Clinic

Community Services

The Communication Disorders Department offers services for children and adults who have speech or language problems, difficulty with voice or fluency, and hearing loss.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Open House Event

Interested in learning more about our Master of Arts in Communication Disorders program? You're invited to attend our Open House events.

About the Communication Disorders Department