The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a weekly Professional Development Seminar (Prosem) during the academic year. Prosem consists of presentations by invited speakers, covering a broad range of topics related to the field. Speakers include on-campus colleagues and collaborators, as well as off-campus visitors. Prosem occurs at noon on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Monday of each month of fall and spring semesters. Lunch is provided to attendees.

For doctoral students in the Department of CSD, there is an accompanying discussion section led by a CSD faculty member. Discussion may focus on selected articles provided by the speaker each week, or may include professional development topics such as ethics, scientific integrity, mentoring, and other areas related to scholarly development.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. CSD faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Prosem Events

  • Dec

    Prosem Lecture: Auditory Challenges in Down Syndrome: Insights from Cortical Evoked Potentials @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 62 Goodnight Hall
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    Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal condition affecting multiple systems in the body. Individuals with DS have high rates of hearing loss compared to individuals without DS. In my talk, I will present preliminary findings from an ongoing study in which we measured cortical auditory obligatory responses to low and high-frequency speech sounds (/m/ and /s/) in young adults with DS and neurotypical children and adults. I will also discuss how cortical auditory processing is associated with speech perception.

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