Our mission, along with the
University of Mississippi, is to create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge in a free, open, and inclusive environment of intellectual inquiry. We seek to serve the people of Mississippi and the world through a breadth of academic, research and professional programs by:
  • Providing an intensive program that focuses on the development of language and literacy in children with moderate to severe language disorders, hearing impairments, and intellectual or developmental disabilities; supporting these children as they transition to public schools or other academic settings.
  • Providing exemplary clinical training for undergraduate and graduate students seeking careers as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), speech associates, and audiologists.
  • Interfacing with the community, including local schools, teachers, staff, and administration, to promote successful language interventions in academic and social contexts.
  • Engaging in research that positively impacts the fields of early childhood education and communicative disorders, and disseminating evidenced-based practice findings to the scientific community, clinical practitioners, community agencies, schools, and families.