Communication Disorders

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

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson

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.

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders doctoral candidate Colleen Gargan

Colleen Gargan, a doctoral student in Communication Disorders, was recently awarded a $2,000 Graduate Research Grant by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR).