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 would like to reaffirm the commitment of our department to ensuring equity, justice, and inclusion within our community and in the broader community of the United States and the world. Our department has made strides but there is more we can and should do. As we reflect on recent events, we have constructed a plan that will ensure every voice is heard. Below, you can read more about our Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences that is comprised of 8 distinct working groups reflecting all stakeholders. Together, we will ensure our values on equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to our research, teaching, and clinical practice missions.
Please read the important message from Dean and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as they share our feelings of profound grief and horror at the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others targeted because of their race. Together, we condemn racism, intolerance, and bigotry of any kind.
Our Task Force is comprised of 8 distinct working groups reflecting all stakeholders here. Together, we will ensure our values on equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to our research, teaching, and clinical practice missions.
A digital repository to foster sense of belonging for all community members. This library provides another outlet for listening and learning, beyond the outlets specific to the Task Force.
The Moody College of Communication is committed to a culture of inclusion and equity in which all of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome and respected. We believe that embracing diversity, within our faculty, staff, students, and curricula, creates a beneficial atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry, and is a necessary condition for preparing our students to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better.
The purpose of the MSLP is to recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities that have been historically under-represented our professions, to provide focused educational programming and activities to build and enhance leadership skills, to provide an understanding of how the association works and to provide an opportunity for program participants to interact with leaders in our professions.
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
The DDCE is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. The Division focuses on four core pillars: campus culture, community engagement, education pipeline, and research.
SSD ensures students with disabilities have equal access to their academic experiences at the University of Texas at Austin. SSD also engages in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.
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.