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University unveiling: WVU hosts open house for new Communication Sciences and Disorders clinic

West Virginia University School of Medicine Communication Sciences and Disorders students, faculty and WVU Health Sciences leadership unveiled the new WVU Communication Sciences and Disorders clinic, lab and classroom space at the Health and Education building located on the Evansdale Campus during an open house on Thursday.

The center at 375 Birch St. provides speech-language pathology and audiology students with the most up-to-date advancements in clinical learning.

Thursday’s event included a tour, as well as clinical demonstrations by several students and faculty,

Program speakers were Jayne Brandel, Communications Sciences and Disorders associate professor and chair; Mary Beth Mandich, vice dean of professional and undergraduate programs; and Dr. Clay Marsh, chancellor and executive dean for health sciences.

The facilities include a language lab, speech/hearing lab, scoping room, group teaching room, telepractice room, vestibular room and two speech rooms.

Hands-on demonstrations gave attendees a window into several aspects of the new facility, including research and clinical activities related to literacy assessment and treatment, endoscopic exams and simulation tools for training, vestibular assessment and treatment, simulation activities in audiology and auditory testing for children and adults.