• Students work with children in the clinic playroom.
  • Students working "hands on" in the learning lab.
  • Melanie Buhr-Lawler and a child doing a hearing exam.
  • Faculty, students, and children having fun outside at summer playgroup.
  • Students working in the lab at Goodnight Hall.
  • Students attending lecture at Goodnight Hall.
  • Students and faculty at graduation.
  • Michelle Ciucci working in her lab.

Welcome to World-Class Research, Education, and Care

Helping people communicate through education, research, treatment, and outreach

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders works to understand, prevent, identify, and treat speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders that affect communication.

We provide this in the following way:

  • Outstanding education. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty educate incoming students to become clinicians, scientists, and teachers of the future. Our top-ranked programs in speech-language pathology and audiology offer a variety of didactic and hands-on educational opportunities, so graduates are fully prepared for the rigors of the profession.
  • Comprehensive, affordable clinical care. Our faculty and staff run the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, which offers evaluation and treatment of communication disorders.We welcome everyone! The University of Wisconsin-Madison Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders support the equal treatment of all people. No individual shall be discriminated against based upon race or ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, sex, gender identity, ability, or sexual orientation. The clinic serves Wisconsin residents across the lifespan, and offers low-cost services and partial scholarships for individuals and families in need.
  • Real-world research. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research that has clear health relevance. Faculty have been issued patents, created spin-off companies, and developed technology that benefits people in Wisconsin and the nation.
  • Impressive outreach. Our faculty frequently provide outreach services and consulting, often at no cost, to families, school systems, and other organizations in need.

Scholarships

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Please refer to the scholarships page for more details on these opportunities.


Upcoming Events

  1. Undergraduate CSD Advising - General Session

    Date:
    December 05
    Time:
    10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  2. Prosem Lecture: Ethics and Conflict of Interest

    Date:
    December 05
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  3. Undergraduate CSD Advising - General Session

    Date:
    December 08
    Time:
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Recent News

  1. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show Interview: How to Prevent and Treat Hearing Loss

    Written on October 10, 2016

  2. Thinking Outside the Booth: Three Overlapping Categories of University Audiology Outreach

    Written by Melanie Buhr-Lawler, AuD for the Hearing Review on September 16, 2016

  3. Reflect, Mentor, Lead: A Unique Experience in Audiology Education

    Written by Melanie Buhr-Lawler, AuD, & Amy Hartman, AuD for the Hearing Journal on July 05, 2016