CSD Student Resources
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is open to CSD students interested in learning more about the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing sciences. This group invites speakers from the community, promotes volunteer work, and raises funds to support various endeavors including our on-campus clinics and travel for students attending the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention.
The American Sign Language (ASL) Club brings students together to practice ASL Skills outside of the classroom. This group promotes appreciation and respect for ASL by offering films and events for the public. A popular annual event is the Hands on Fire concert.
There are opportunities to work closely with faculty members in the CSD Program. The opportunities include:
- CSD Office Manager—A CSD student organizes the office work area and the Butler Speech-Language Clinic. Responsibilities include correspondence with other professionals, updating clinic files, and managing various office duties to meet program and faculty needs.
- Research Assistants—CSD students work with faculty on research projects including literature review, data collection and organization, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Students may have the opportunity to present research results at professional state and national meetings.
- Mentored Teaching Opportunities—Qualified students work with faculty on the development and presentation of the course curriculum. Student responsibilities may include preparation and organization of course materials, management of small group projects, assistance with class discussion, and tutoring.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program offers four semesters of ASL. Students may use these courses to fulfill the College of Communication language requirement. Grammar, practical use, and Deaf culture are all incorporated into the courses. Classes are taught in immersion style and students may select a service learning component in ASL 3 and 4. Service activities are available at the Indiana School for the Deaf and other facilities. ASL is considered a useful language for professionals.