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

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos

Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos has received a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Project iPREP, an interdisciplinary training program to prepare students to deliver speech-language interventions through applied technologies.

Sarah Poissant

Associate Professor Sarah Poissant has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. She assumes the position previously held by Professor Karen Helfer, who stepped down to begin her work in the Chancellor's Leadership Fellow program.

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The Department of Communication Disorders is training future generations of speech-language pathologists to better serve their clients.