Communication disorders encompass a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing.
Speech and language impairments include voice disorder, articulation problems, fluency problems, aphasia, phonological problems, and delays in speech or language. Hearing impairments include partial hearing and deafness. We teach students to understand and treat these challenges throughout the entire lifespan of human development from early childhood through the elder years and encourage them to develop a holistic understanding of the communication process and to investigate new ways to expand the mind’s potential to formulate, absorb, and express ideas. We are consistently ranked one of the top programs in the United States. For example, the most recent version of US News and World Report ranked Speech and Language Pathology #10 and Audiology #14.
We offer specialization in Audiology, Deafness Studies/Deaf Education, and Speech-Language Pathology. Undergraduate students receive broad academic preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders. Students may choose to pursue a non-professional or professional track.
The department has over 300 undergraduate majors, 120 graduate students, and a faculty and staff of over 20. Students in the Department hail from all over the nation. Our graduates enter the clinical, teaching, and research fields throughout the United States and beyond.
About the Department
Our vision is to be a world leader in research, educational programs, and evidence-based clinical services in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
UT Speech & Hearing Center
The center provides services to individuals with communication problems and serves as a training site for students in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
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Our vision is to be a world leader in research, educational programs, and evidence-based clinical services
The Moody College of Communication believes in diverse, talented people and their collective power to change the world through communication.