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


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

  • SeeHearSpeak Podcast Features Dr. Audra Sterling

    The SeeHearSpeak podcast features our own Dr. Audra Sterling this week! Check it out here at the link below, or wherever you get your podcasts.

  • SLP School Supervisor Receives the Rockwell Award

    We are pleased to announce that Tanya Jensen has been selected as a recipient for the Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Rockwell Awards. Through the generosity of Roland and Ruth Rockwell, UW-Madison is pleased to offer $1000 …

  • We will miss you Tim McCarty!!!

    This week, Tim McCarty, our department administrator, is leaving our department after 6 years. Please join us in thanking Tim for his years of amazing work supporting the faculty, staff, students, and clinic patients. Tim …

  • Renee King Selected for the 2021 CAPCSD Ph.D. Scholarship

    Congratulations to Renee King, M.S., CCC-SLP, for being selected for the 2021 CAPCSD Ph.D. Scholarship. The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) scholarship program is for students pursuing a research doctoral …

  • Undergraduate Students Receive Research Awards for 2021-2022

    Congratulations to the our undergraduate students receiving Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship awards for 2021-2022. The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship provides research training and support to undergraduates. Students have the opportunity to undertake their own research …

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Department Events

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Student Advising

Mon 02

Undergraduate Advising – General Sessions

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 04

Undergraduate Advising – General Sessions

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm