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    A Different Picture

    Dr. Emily Coderre's research calls out the Visual Ease Assumption that pictures are easier for autistic people to understand than written language. Read more >>

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    Public Meeting for Reaccreditation

    UVM's SLP graduate program is undergoing reaccreditation with a site visit on May 11, 2023. In accordance with the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of the review of the UVM SLP Master’s program. Learn more >>

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    Get Ahead with the Early Admission Master's Program

    Early admission can save time and money on your path to an advanced degree. Read more >>

Connecting Liberal Arts, Health, and Education

Communication sciences and disorders majors at UVM study the form and structure of speech and language, and how speech and language skills are learned, produced, perceived and understood. We offer the only program in the state of Vermont that prepares students to become speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Unique to our department is the degree of cooperative work undertaken by students and faculty in the study and practice of basic and clinical sciences and in their application to people in need of help with communication, the most human of all behaviors.

The core values of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are caring, collaboration, compassion, connectedness, and family. These values shape our day-to-day actions and interactions as well as our mission and goals. Our mission is advancing communication so everyone is heard. Our goals focus on (1) increasing opportunities and reducing disparities for our students, clients, faculty, staff, and community, (2) creating and disseminating new knowledge through exceptional research and education, and (3) inspiring future leaders to be agents for positive change. These goals impact everything we do, including our undergraduate and graduate curricula, the extra-curricular activities that we offer to students (community service, Speech & Hearing Club, Peer Mentoring, CSD Honors Society, etc.), research, clinical services, and outreach to the community.

The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication

UVM's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders features an on-campus speech-language pathology and audiology clinic, which serves as a primary training center for graduate students. The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication: Speech, Language, and Hearing offers services to children and adults and is supervised by clinical faculty who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Transfer Student Information Sessions

Transfer student information sessions are open to UVM students and students from outside of the university interested in transferring into any of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate majors.

Graduate Program Information Sessions

Potential applicants to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master of Science Degree Program are invited to attend an information session during the fall semester.