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
First-year MS-SLP student Elizabeth Evans presented her research to Black Leaders for Brain Health on “Understanding Speech Changes in Aging and Cognitive Decline in African American Adults: Creation of New Methods Based on Community Input.” …
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is happy to announce CSD 424 – Sign Language I will be offered this summer from July 13 to July 26. This two week intensive summer experience is …
“From 2016-2026, Wisconsin is expected to see a 10% increase in demand for audiologists and a 10% increase in demand for speech-language pathologists.”
Michelle Quinn, M.A., CCC-SLP, was recently featured in an editorial published in the Daily Cardinal. In ASL program would provide Deaf, hard of hearing students greater chance at building community, members of the campus community …
Michelle Quinn, M.A., CCC-SLP, was recently featured in an article published in the Daily Cardinal. In Deaf versus deaf: social identity versus hearing deficiency, members within the Deaf community speak out about social barriers, misunderstandings …
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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.
The Wisconsin Infant and Children’s Statewide Hearing program provides hearing instruments for a six month period to newly identified deaf and hard of hearing children who are not Medicaid eligible and don't have other hearing aid insurance coverage.