Mission and Policies

Mission Statement

The mission of Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services (SHLS) is to be a caring community resource for children and families in southcentral Virginia. The SHLS is distinguished by its commitment to provide the highest level of professional services in speech-language pathology, audiology, education, and early intervention; and to fully prepare citizen leaders for their future careers in speech-language pathology and education.

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


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.