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Submitted by cdsjeff on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 2:24pm. | Department

Welcome to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
The mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to continue to expand our active research program as a source for the clinical and scientific education of our students, and as a vehicle for professional growth for our faculty. Through our commitment to academic and clinical excellence, the mission of the CDS Department is to continue to grow in the areas that our field is developing as well as to raise our national ranking and international reputation for the graduate programs in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Our mission is to achieve a combination of academic, scholarly, and clinical excellence. The current department chair is Dr. Jeff Higginbotham.
CDS Student Outcome Data
CDS Department Strategic Plan

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Submitted by lingyugu on Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6:35pm.

Alumin Event at the 2015 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Convention

The Buffalo Chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) will host an alumni event during the 2015 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Convention. The event is scheduled on March 26th (Thursday) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in 849 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205. To RSVP, please contact Julia at julialin@buffalo.edu by March 16th.

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Submitted by lingyugu on Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:23pm.

Audiology Training Program in Beijing

In 2013 and 2014, our department organized an audiology clinical training program in China in collaboration with the Department of Otolaryngology of the General Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army in Beijing. Eleven audiology students and four audiology faculty members participated in this inaugural program. During this three-week program, our students had opportunities to work with the local otolaryngologists and audiologists on clinical cases and research projects. They had hands-on experience testing patients and opportunities to observe cochlear implant surgery. As one of students said, “the experiences gained in China will have an impact on my professional and personal life throughout my lifetime.” To see the story recently published on UB International written by Dr. Christina Stocking, please click here.

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Submitted by lingyugu on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:11pm.

Lynda Feenaughty is awarded a New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship from ASHA Foundation!

Lynda Feenaughty, a PhD candidate in the Motor Speech Disorders Lab, has been awarded a New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Foundation. The scholarship supports strong doctoral candidates who will commit to attaining the research doctoral degree and to working in a higher education academic community in the field of communication sciences and disorders in the United States. Recipients will be recognized at the 2014 ASHA Convention. The mentor of Lynda Feenaughty is Dr. Kris Tjaden, Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Congratulations, Lynda!

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Submitted by lingyugu on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:44pm.

2014 CDS Department Newletter

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences welcomes you to read our 2014 edition of the Department Newsletter. Please let us know if you would like anything included in next year's newsletter by contacting Jeff Higginbotham, Ph.D., Department Chair, by April 1, 2015.

To access the PDF file of the newsletter, please click here.

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Submitted by lingyugu on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:15pm.

Dr. Jeff Higginbotham is named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association!
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Dr. Jeff Higginbotham, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association for his outstanding contributions to the discipline. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the Association bestows. Dr. Higginbotham as well as other awardees will be recognized at the 2014 ASHA convention in Orlando. Congratulations Dr. Higginbotham! For news release about Dr. Higginbotham’s award, please click here. To access the full list of the recipients, please click here.

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Submitted by lingyugu on Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:20pm.

The ASHA Leader features Dr. Judith Duchan

The ASHA Leader features Dr. Judith Duchan, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, for her pioneer work in child language development and disorders. Before Dr. Duchan retired from the department, she was well-known for her work in developing qualitative assessments of child language, such as the use of videoanalysis. She was interested in the functions of behavior from a developmental perspective, years before the behavioral term “functional behavioral analysis” was coined. She also delved into ethnographic literature on stories, and believed stories are a rich source of data to understand people as social and cultural beings.

For details about the article, please click here. Dr. Duchan will also present in a workshop held by the Department in October 2014. Stay tuned!

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Submitted by lingyugu on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:37pm.

UB News Center features the NIH-funded Tinnitus Clinical Trial Conducted by Dr. Christina Stocking!

The UB News Center features the NIH-funded tinnitus clinical trial that is being conducted by Dr. Christina Stocking through the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at UB. Dr. Stocking is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department. She serves as principal investigator in the clinical trial and Dr. Ernesto Diaz-Ordaz, MD, a clinical assistant professor in the Department, is the surgeon-investigator. This clinical trial will involve the first treatment that uses direct neural stimulation along with sound in an attempt to change what is causing the tinnitus in the first place.

For details about the news release, please click here. Congratulations and best of luck with the study, Dr. Stocking!

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