Communication Sciences & Disorders
Every basic interaction with friends, family, and co-workers depends on the ability to communicate effectively. Helping people overcome challenges associated with speech, language, and other communication disorders provides the framework for an amazing career.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders combines classroom learning with clinical experience to prepare you for a meaningful and rewarding career in speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, or related disciplines. Our Undergraduate Program immerses you in skills and environments that provide a solid framework for further study or a job in the field after graduation. The department’s Graduate Program is nationally ranked and has a 100% employment rate.
Real-world, collaborative training opportunities abound at Emerson, including our on-campus Robbins Center, which provides evaluation and treatment services for children and adults with communication disorders and differences. These experiences are augmented by clinical fieldwork at any of more than 100 clinical sites in the greater Boston area. Guided by the exceptionally committed experts on Emerson’s faculty, your training will qualify you to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others.
The CSD Executive Committee, which administers the program, consists of:
- Joanne Lasker, Chair
- Sandra Cohn Thau, Graduate Program Director & Director of Clinical Education
- Betsy Micucci, Director of Clinical Programs
- Amit Bajaj, Undergraduate Coordinator
CSD Chair and Associate Professor Joanne Lasker shows graduate students tools for augmentative and alternative communication.