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.


Browse the Communication Sciences and Disorders Collections:

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Publications

Communication Sciences and Disorders Sarasota Manatee Campus Faculty Publications

Communication Sciences and Disorders Theses and Dissertations