Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.
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.
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.
Comprehensive and Affordable Clinical Care
Our faculty and staff run the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, which offers evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. The clinic serves Wisconsin residents across the lifespan, and offers low-cost services and partial scholarships for individuals and families in need.
Our faculty and students provide outreach services and consulting, often at no cost, to families, school systems, and other organizations in need.
News & Events
Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., Named 2018 Recipient of a University of Wisconsin Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Research Award
Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named a 2018 recipient of a University of Wisconsin Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Research Award. Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past …
Michelle Ciucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and her research efforts were recently featured by the UW Department of Surgery. Her research program is dedicated to understanding how aging and neurodegenerative disease contribute to communication and swallowing disorders. Specifically, …
We are incredibly proud to announce that two of our clinical faculty are 2018 recipients of Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association awards. Michelle Quinn has been awarded the DiCarlo Clinical Achievement Award, and Amy …
Patients with trouble swallowing following a stroke or other medical event are more likely to die in the hospital, and had longer and more expensive hospital stays, according to analysis led by researchers from the …
Susan Thibeault, professor of Surgery, holds the Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology and a joint appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Thibeault received 2017 Honors of the Association from …
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Audiology Takes on Rural Noise
UWSHC audiologists and Au.D. students travel to rural Wisconsin each summer for a unique goal: to prevent hearing loss at the Tomah Truck and Tractor Pull. Tractor pulls are motorsports with powerful, modified engines, and they are LOUD!
The UWSHC provides the hearing and middle ear screenings for over 1,000 children who attend Reach Dane each year. The clinic also provides speech and language screenings for children whose teachers have identified speech or language concerns.