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Competition Set Aside for Good of Communication Disorder Students

Speech and Hearing Sciences Students

Students from the WSU and EWU speech and hearing sciences and communication disorders programs share an American Sign Language class.

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By Doug Nadvornick

On Spokane’s health sciences campus, where most of the departments complement each other, the University Programs in Communication Disorders (UPCD) is a unique case.

The UPCD partners—WSU’s Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) and EWU’s Communication Disorders programs— compete for undergraduate and graduate students who want to train to become speech-language pathologists and audiologists. But once the students are enrolled, they’re embraced by both institutions.

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