Communication is a uniquely human characteristic, which has a profound effect on what we do as human beings and 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 communications disorders from linguistically and culturally diverse populations across the age span.
in the spotlight
Jane A. Baran, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, received the 2013 JAAA Editor’s Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Audiology.
A team of researchers including Yu-kyong Choe, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, is seeing success in experiments using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to a stroke patient.