Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Special Announcement: Excellence in Multilingual Personnel in Illinois Schools (EXCEMPILS) Scholar Opportunity

We are offering a competitive scholarship for the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The EXCEMPILS training project is funded through a grant awarded to Elmhurst University from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. For more information including how to apply, click HERE.

Elmhurst University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides its students with a strong understanding of human communication, normal varieties and disorders.

Graduates go on to careers in high-growth fields including speech-language pathology, audiology and related human services.

The department offers:

Elmhurst University Communication Sciences and Disorders student Christina O'Connor.

The clinic makes this program very unique. I’m beyond prepared compared to my peers from other colleges. And I’m learning from the absolute best.

—Christina O’Connor

An Excellent Learning Environment

Students enjoy access to a variety of clinical opportunities. On campus, students work directly with clients in the University’s very own clinic. Many students conduct research and complete observations at area rehabilitation centers, schools and other settings.

Classes at Elmhurst are small. With fewer than 24 students in a typical class, students have extraordinary access to our faculty.

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Elmhurst University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides high-quality services and care for all clients. The clinic provides speech and language evaluations and therapy for individuals of all ages with communication difficulties. Caregiver involvement is encouraged through ongoing consultation with clinical staff, in-session activities, and observation from behind one-way mirrors.

Services are offered in English and Spanish. Families may inquire about the availability of services in additional languages. Clients from all cultural and language backgrounds are welcome.

Our services are primarily provided by Elmhurst University communication and sciences disorders students and are supervised by the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic educators. All clinical faculty are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Illinois.

Learn more about the Clinic

I just wanted to share with you that I was a mentor for one of your former students this past year. Her name is Courtney. During this unusual year working as a CFY/SLP at East Aurora school district, Courtney demonstrated excellent clinical skills during therapy sessions, MTSS sessions, evaluations and Special Education Team meetings. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She was an excellent example of the success of the program at Elmhurst University and represented the University well.

Nancy Bartz, East Aurora School District

Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor and Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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