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

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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

  • Gold Level Green Office Certification Completed

    Goodnight Hall has completed the gold tier of the UW-Madison Green Office Program. For this stage of the program we explored sustainable purchasing/shipping strategies and community engagement by examining our current purchasing business processes and …

  • Dr. Michelle Ciucci Receives Romnes Faculty Fellowship

    Congratulations to Michelle Ciucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, for receiving a 2021 Romnes Faculty Fellowship, which carries with it a $60,000 flexible research fund. Support for this award is provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of …

  • Silver Level Green Office Certification Completed

    Goodnight Hall has completed the silver tier of the UW-Madison Green Office Program. For this stage of the program we explored energy and water saving strategies by examining building-wide power and water consumption. We reviewed …

  • What You WSHA You Knew Monthly Awareness Series

    Don’t forget to register for the upcoming April & May What You WSHA You Knew Monthly Awareness Series! UW-Madison faculty and alumni will be presenting during Parkinson’s & ALS Awareness Months. FREE CEU eligible course …

  • Dr. Susan Ellis Weismer Receives 2021 Hilldale Award

    We are very proud of CS&D professor Susan Ellis Weismer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP! Dr. Ellis Weismer is a 2021 recipient of a Hilldale Award. Each year, UW recognizes four professors for distinguished contributions to research, teaching, …

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