Our faculty and students focus on scholarship related to the special needs of people of all ages who benefit from a range of approaches to teaching, learning, or communication. We welcome all inquiries from students, professionals, community members, and families.
Academic programs in communication sciences and disorders, special education, birth through kindergarten programs, American Sign Language, and other specialties reflect our fundamental belief that all people should be as independent as they can possibly be.
We value high-quality research that generates new knowledge and we value the best possible applications of current knowledge.
Potential students who are interested in participating in the PIPs Project, a joint effort between the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and the Special Education B-K program that provides interdisciplinary training to support young children with high intensity needs across a variety of settings, can apply for funding.
Through the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, and other outreach activities, we share our expertise with those who may benefit from it.
We offer summer programs for all ages, as well as speech and hearing screenings for children and adults in the community.
Associate Professor Kevin Ayres launched the BCBA clinic following the successful start of a program to train educators in Board-Certified Behavioral Analysis.