Our Mission...

Humans use language to communicate, and this communication can take many forms: speech and hearing, reading and writing, signing, cueing, and augmentative/alternative forms of communication. At the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, our mission is to foster human communication by:
  • Conducting research that increases the scientific understanding of communication in both typically-developing and communication-disordered populations.
  • Educating and mentoring scientists, clinicians, and interpreters who work according to best practices.
  • Operating teaching clinics that provide high quality diagnostic and treatment services to diverse populations.
  • Advocating for and raising awareness of the communication needs and the rights of Deaf people and of those with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

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