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Communication Disorders

Dr. Lesley C. Magnus, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)


Office: Memorial 104K
Phone: 701-858-3092


  • CCC-Speech-Language Pathology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Speech-Language Audiology of Canada (SAC)
  • The Hanen Centre; It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More than Words


  • North Dakota State Board of Examiners in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Saskatchewan Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA)

Courses Taught

  • CD 528 Assessment in Speech Language Pathology
  • CD 534 Adolescent Language Disorders
  • CD 526 Applied Phonology
  • CD 530 Clefting
  • CD 411/511 Clinical Practicum
  • CD 513 Assessment Practicum

Dr. Lesley Magnus joined the Minot State University faculty in Fall 2005. Dr. Magnus received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Minot State University in 1985. She completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in 1986. After 10 years of clinical work in Pediatric SLP, Dr. Magnus returned to Wichita State University to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2000. Her doctoral dissertation focused on phonological aspects of children born with clefting anomalies. Dr. Magnus is a certified SLP in both Canada and the USA. In addition, she is past president of the Saskatchewan Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Magnus’ professional interests and work lie in the areas of phonology, clefting, and language disorders in children. Dr. Magnus won “The Most Dedicated Advisor” in 2015.