Academic Programs Overview
The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) provides undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students with the basic science and clinical background that they will need to pursue graduate studies in this field. At the graduate level, we educate clinical speech-language pathologists and audiologists in evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, and train future researchers and instructors who will carry on this critical work.
Our faculty plays a national, leadership role in research and education. We carry out research into the fundamental aspects of communication, as well as the causes and treatment of disorders such as childhood speech sound disorders, aphasia, stuttering, voice disorders, and hearing loss. Research experience is a central component of all of our educational programs.
The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility for our students that provides an important service to our community. We have developed strong ties to local clinicians who collaborate with us in clinical training and use us a resource for information and continuing education.