Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

West Chester University

Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA  19383
Phone:  610.436.2115
Fax:  610.436.3388


National Organization Website

The department has an active chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), which is open to both undergraduate and graduate student membership. When you enroll as a member of the national organization, you automatically become a member of the department chapter. Membership in the national organization entitles you to all the professional journals which ASHA distributes as well as to special privileges; such as, newsletters and reduced rates for convention registration.

2014 NSSLHA Conference: Global Voice Therapy Model

April 25, 2014
Graduate Business Center
1160 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA, 19380

Global Voice Therapy Model

EARN AFFORDABLE CEUs! The purpose of this presentation is to explore the Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM). Topics will include: description of voice, a review of voice assessment including low-tech and high-tech options, components and application of the GVTM in children and adults with video demonstrations, and an opportunity for practice using the GVTM with patient examples. Speaker: Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. This conference is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs and 6 ACT 48 credits at a cost of only $70 (includes lunch and career fair).
Click here to register for the 2014 NSSHLA Conference online
Click here to view and download the 2014 NSSLHA Conference brochure!

Professional Conference Series

April 12, 2013
Sykes Student Union Building
110 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA, 19380.

Don't Worry, Be Appy: iPad Applications in Speech-Language Pathology and Education

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information and demonstrate various iPad apps which can be used to improve oral and written communication skills. Topics will include: locating appropriate apps, using iPads for assessment purposes, articulation apps, receptive and expressive language apps, social/pragmatic apps, data collection, low-tech and high tech AAC apps, and identifying motivating apps and determining ways to utilize them in therapy. Speaker: Carolyn Macrina, MA CCC-SLP This conference is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs and 6 ACT 48 credits at a cost of only $70 (includes lunch and career fair). The conference is free to Communication Sciences and Disorders students. Register for the conference online.

NSSLHA Activities

Victoria with hat

Victoria is at the Walk4Hearing event helps sell hats to raise funds for the hearing impaired.

group of students

NSSLHA students from West Chester University volunteered at the Walk4Hearing during the fall semester.

group of students

President Leah Coan and NSSLHA students, Abigail, Victoria and Sarah from WCU volunteered to help out throughout the morning at the Walk4Hearing in Media, PA.

group of students

Treasurer Arielle Cragin, Vice President Melanie Riland and NSSLHA members pose for a photo at the Walk4Hearing.

Students making toys

NSSLHA students came together to make chew toys out of donated t-shirts for the Chester County SPCA.

NSSLHA Treasurer, Arielle Cragin focuses on making toys for the dogs and cats at the Chester County SPCA

Many of the NSSLHA members spent many hours in the cold for the Sleep Out for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness 2012. The NSSLHA members helped at the registration table and distributed food to the participants at the Sleep Out.

The toys made by the students in NSSLHA at WCUPA were delivered to the Chester County SPCA for dogs and cats right before the holidays!