Marshall University
Marshall University Communication Disorders is a CAA-accredited program educating the speech-language pathologists of tomorrow. We proudly serve our community through the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center and strive to provide inclusive care for everyone!
West Virginia

Representation and Inclusivity at Marshall University's Speech and Hearing Center

Initiative Categories


Focus Areas

  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Language access/inclusion
  • Neurodiversity
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Religion/Faith-based practice/spirituality


At Marshall University's department of Communication Disorders, we are always looking for ways to make sure those we serve are met where they are and in a way that aligns with their personal values. A recent example of this is our department DEI committee collaborated with our local NSSLHA chapter to purchase inclusive toys and books for our clinic to be used with the children we serve. An extension of this is that we are highlighting a children's book every month that celebrates inclusivity, as well as providing example activities for parents that may be interested in the book, so they can incorporate inclusive learning into their home.

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This initiative was submitted on May 14, 2024.

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