• Playroom Session
  • Melanie Buhr-Lawler session
  • Michelle Ciucci Lab

Welcome to World-Class Research, Education, and Care

Helping people communicate through education, research, treatment, and outreach

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders works to understand, prevent, identify, and treat speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders that affect communication.

We provide this in the following way:

  • Outstanding education. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty educate young adults 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.
  • Comprehensive, 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.
  • 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.
  • Impressive outreach. Our faculty frequently provide outreach services and consulting, often at no cost, to families, school systems, and other organizations in need.


Upcoming Events

  1. UWSHC Hearing Health Symposium: Spotlight on Tinnitus

    April 11 - April 11
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Recent News

  1. CS&D 210 Online Course Information Available!

    Written by Michelle Ciucci, Gary Weismer on February 26, 2015

    Check out this exciting new class offering, available online, and brought to you by both Dr. Michelle Ciucci & Dr. Gary Weismer!

  2. 2014 Newsletter and Message from Department Chair Weismer

    Written on September 18, 2014