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Wills Hall

Our newly remodeled building is home to the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Physical Therapy.

The facility features:

  • the Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • flexible endoscopy suite
  • computerized speech lab

In addition to the state-of-the-art classrooms and pediatric/adult therapy facilities, Wills Halls features beautiful garden and patio areas for student use.

Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders

The DeSales University Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders (CCSD), located in Wills Hall, includes the Speech-Language Pathology program's on-campus clinical training site for master's level students.

The Center has state of the art facilities offering assessment and treatment services that include speech, language, feeding/swallowing, and voice and is available to the broader Lehigh Valley community. 

As part of graduate programming, students work with diverse client populations across the lifespan at the Center. Graduate students complete their first-year practicum experiences in the clinic. Each student clinician is assigned one client for the Fall, then two to four clients for each of the Spring and Summer semesters. By beginning at the CCSD, students obtain clinical practicum experience under the direct supervision of PA licensed, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech-Language Pathologists with specialized training for the supervision of new clinicians. Students work collaboratively with faculty and peers to develop goals and objectives for therapy and create therapy plans for clients using a variety of materials and cutting-edge technology within the Center.

A core purpose of the Center is to introduce students to hands-on therapeutic techniques in Speech-Language Pathology by providing a supervised learning experience that also serves the University and surrounding community. The pro-bono clinic provides access to speech therapy for individuals who may not be able to receive services otherwise. We aspire to build and sustain a welcoming community in which all perspectives are heard and valued.

Clinic Services

The Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders provides a comprehensive range of screening, diagnostic and therapy services to pediatric and adult individuals with communication and swallowing difficulties.

Our services include: initial speech, language and swallowing screenings, comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individual and group therapy sessions. Weekly therapy sessions are typically scheduled for one or two 45-minute sessions. Group therapy and caregiver support services are also available.

Evaluations are conducted on an individual basis. As a result of the evaluation, a client may be enrolled in therapy, referred for additional testing, or referred to other resources.

swallowing patient in the center for communication sciences and disorders

A Speech-Language Pathology student works on feeding skills with a pediatric client.


Physicians, teachers, school administrators, nurses, parents, counselors, or the clients themselves may make referrals to the clinic.

Hours of operation, appointment scheduling, and other information may be obtained by calling 610-282-2143 or by email at