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Mission Statement and Policies

Mission Statement

The Mission of Longwood's Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services is to be a caring community resource for children and families in southcentral Virginia, providing the highest level of service in professional speech-language, educational, and early intervention programs and to fully prepare Longwood students for their future careers as speech-language pathologists or educators, by providing focused field experiences.

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Longwood University's Communication Sciences and Disorders Goals for 2012-2014



The masters' program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Equitable Treatment Policy

Persons served in Longwood's Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner - that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining there to.


Inclement Weather Policy

Longwood's Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services follows the same schedule as Longwood University regarding inclement weather. If Longwood University is closed, then SHLS will be closed.

During inclement weather, information regarding closings can be found on the Longwood website www.longwood.edu or calling Longwood Information at 434-395-2000.