University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a leader in innovative research related to language, hearing, speech, and swallowing.  The work of our faculty covers the spectrum of basic science, translational research, clinical research, and intervention studies. Our faculty engage in multi-disciplinary research addressing a wide range of topics, including animal models of speech and swallowing; speech motor control in normal and disordered humans; language development and disorders associated with genetic conditions such as fragile X syndrome; language development in children with autism; cochlear implants and binaural hearing; bilingual language development; speech and language development in children with cerebral palsy.