Communication Sciences & Disorders
Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.

Students performing sensory research.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Helping people communicate through world-class education, research, treatment, and outreach.

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Students may also be eligible for awards from state and national agencies.

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What Makes Us Special

Outstanding Education

Our faculty educate students to become clinicians, scientists, and teachers of the future. Our top-ranked programs offer a variety of didactic and hands-on educational opportunities.

Audiology tudents studying in a classroom.

Comprehensive and Affordable Clinical Care

Our faculty and staff run the UWSHC, which offers evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. UWSHC serves Wisconsin residents across the lifespan, and offers low-cost services and partial scholarships for individuals and families in need.

Student clinician working with a client.

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.

Dr. Michelle Ciucci in the lab.

Community Outreach

Our faculty and students provide outreach services and consulting, often at no cost, to families, school systems, and other organizations in need.

Dane County Head Start participant receives a hearing screening from one of the graduate student clinicians.

News & Events

Department News

  • Jon Douglas, Au.D., CCC-A

    We will miss you, Jon Douglas!

    Jon Douglas, clinical associate professor in audiology, has departed our department after 16 years. Jon specialized in tinnitus and hyperacusis management and providing family-centered care for children with different abilities. Jon was the LEND coordinator …

  • Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP

    In Memoriam: Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Former clinical faculty member Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP, passed away on May 7, 2024. Florence taught at North Dakota University and Ohio State University before coming to UW-Madison in 1963. She worked as a Clinical …

  • Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Au.D., CCC-A

    Melanie Buhr-Lawler Featured on UW-Madison Badger Talks

    Clinical Professor Melanie Buhr-Lawler is featured on the UW-Madison Badger Talks page! Melanie is a featured healthcare speaker with her talk, “The Technology that Connects: Navigating Hearing Loss in Today’s Digital World”. The University of …

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Department Events

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