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
Hundreds of children visited our audiology and speech-language exploration stations during last Saturday’s UW-Madison Science Expeditions! Kids of all ages got hands-on experiences with the three main components of speech: the brain, the respiratory system, …
Thank you! Thank you to all who supported Communication Sciences and Disorders on the Day of the Badger! We raised $2,396 for our department through your gifts and matching funds. If you missed the #DayoftheBadger, …
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Lauren Dillard! Her poster won the Catherine Allen Memorial Outstanding Student Poster Award at the 2019 Department of Population Health Sciences Welcome Day Poster Session in March.
Emerita professor Robin Chapman will read from her tenth book of poetry, The Only Home We Know (Tebot Bach, Publishers, March 2019) at A Room of One’s Own, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, with Wisconsin’s short-story …
Alyson Eith, M.S., CCC-SLP, was featured in the McFarland Thistle newspaper. She recently received the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year award. Congratulations Alyson on this recognition. Read the …
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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.