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Virtual Open House!

by   |  10.16.20  |  Uncategorized

Are you interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology?

Join us for a virtual open house on Monday, October 19 at 1:30 pm! You will be able to visit on Zoom with our graduate faculty to hear more about our Master’s program, as well as get more information about our course work,  clinic experience, and all that happens here at our Abilene campus!

Click the link to register!

See you on Zoom!

AAC Take Over in the Maker Lab!

by   |  01.27.20  |  Uncategorized

Last week, first year’s spent their Thursday night in the Maker Lab! 

As a section in the Motor Speech Disorders course, students learn about Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC) and Assistive Technology(AT). Our students began their exploration of this area of our field by adapting toys to make them more accessible for individuals with disabilities. With the help of the ACU Maker Lab, students were able to rewire the power source of the toys. Students modified difficult, inaccessible switches to more accessible switches like flip switches on bracelets and bigger push buttons. This project allowed students to see the importance of fostering independence for our clients that are AAC users, as well as get an opportunity to discover the unique collaborations that can occur with professionals in other fields, like engineering. The toys will be given a new home to individuals with disabilities in our community. Thank you to the Maker Lab for letting our department utilize your resources and collaborate for a common goal– accessibility!

Take an Inside Look at Our Abilene Campus!

by   |  01.22.20  |  Uncategorized

With the start of a new semester comes the charge to achieve excellence that is at the core of our program. Take a look at this video to see the ways in which students and faculty are working to achieve our mission of “equipping students with the knowledge and skills in Speech Language Pathology for ministry to individuals with communication disorders through a Christian worldview” here at our Abilene campus. 

Continue to follow our page to see our mission unfold for the ACU Communication Sciences and Disorders program throughout this year!