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Communication Sciences and Disorders Division

Giselle Nunez Headshot

Giselle Núñez, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Message From the Director

Welcome to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Division!

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Saint Xavier University is a respected, longstanding program within the College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Business. We are excited that you are interested in our program, and we look forward to working with you in your pursuit of becoming a speech-language pathologist.

We are a unique program in the Chicagoland area, as our students start their clinical experience at SXU’s Ludden Speech and Language Clinic. This unique on-campus clinic provides individual and group speech and language therapy to community members of all ages and communication disorders. The clinic remains free of charge, allowing our students to carry out our Mercy mission of service.

As you progress through our program, we will take you through the theory of communication sciences and disorders in your coursework and provide you access to individualized clinical settings such as schools, hospitals and private clinics at the graduate level. You will also have the opportunity to engage in fascinating research and we will prepare you to be an advocate for social change within your communities.