Welcome to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Welcome to Communication Science and Disorders

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. 

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Undergraduate Program

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.

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Graduate Programs

We house 3 different graduate degrees: M.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science - Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) - Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science.

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Contact Us

Main Office CMA 4.114
Phone: (512) 471-4119
Email: slhs@austin.utexas.edu