Communications Sciences and Disorders students participating in UD Summer Aphasia program

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Communication Sciences & Disorders Department strives to educate the next generation of clinicians and researchers engaged in the management of individuals with communication disorders, to advance our understanding of the nature and management of communication disorders, and to provide high-quality services to individuals with communication disorders. We are a premier innovative center that addresses communication sciences and disorders through multidisciplinary approaches to education, research, and service.

Improv workshop encourages communication for youth with autism:


The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department fosters a unique and unified approach to clinical education and innovative research opportunities, and cultivates collaborative relationships with community, regional, national, and global partners.



The UD SLH Clinic exists to train students on how to translate cutting-edge research, into practice – and practice into the next great research findings. Our Clinic is one of a few University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinics nationally to participate in data tracking for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Outcomes Measurement System.  Located in the UD STAR Health Sciences Complex, the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic has 6 treatment rooms and one large group treatment area. Additionally, a wide range of hearing diagnostic services are available in our audiology suite as well.  We are open to the public!


UD SLH clinician interacting with child in clinic using props


Latest News
  • The Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research and the University of Delaware's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic partner to bring a brain wellness workshop to the community.

    Promoting Brain Health

    September 25, 2023 | Written by Amy Cherry
    The Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research and UD's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic partnered to bring a brain health workshop to Jenner's Pond in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
  • The future of medical education

    September 13, 2023 | Written by Kelly Bachman
    Dean Bill Farquhar discusses his vision for the College of Health Sciences in a Q&A.
  • Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomes new chair

    September 01, 2023 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Dr. Amanda Seidl is named the new chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences.