Communication has a profound effect on what we do as human beings and on our quality of life. The Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to the study of both normal and disordered communication. It has a rich history of preparing researchers to advance the knowledge base in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders and clinicians to work with individuals with communication disorders from linguistically and culturally diverse populations across the lifespan.
The Department offers a wide range of academic programs including:
In the Spotlight
Research by Assistant Professor Kelly Richardson was recently profiled in a Neurology Now article about her work using choral breathing and singing techniques with a Parkinson's support group.
Colleen Gargan, a doctoral student in Communication Disorders, was recently awarded a $2,000 Graduate Research Grant by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR).
The Department of Communication Disorders is training future generations of speech-language pathologists to better serve their clients.