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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.

Teaching

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.

Research

We value high-quality research that generates new knowledge and we value the best possible applications of current knowledge.

Funding

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.

Apply for Funding

Service

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.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    570 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone: 706-542-4561
  • Fax: 706-542-4240
  • Department head: Cynthia O. Vail
Faculty and staff Support our programs

Academic Programs

Our clinics

We are home to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, which add depth to our programs.

Community services

We offer summer programs for all ages, as well as speech and hearing screenings for children and adults in the community.

Faculty profile

Associate Professor Kevin Ayres launched the BCBA clinic following the successful start of a program to train educators in Board-Certified Behavioral Analysis.

Support our programs

This department focuses on the special needs of people of all ages who benefit from a range of approaches to teaching, learning, or communication.

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News and Events

Latest News

$1.1 million grant to promote collaboration among service professionals

January 22, 2018
A new five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will help graduate students gain collaborative clinical experience serving young children and earn an advanced degree.

Gov. Deal appoints 3 with College ties to state board

December 1, 2017
Three professionals connected with the University of Georgia College of Education were recently appointed or reappointed to the state's board overseeing licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Research helps children reach their potential

November 8, 2017
Research is helping children learn new ways to express themselves—and teaching them a preferred way to communicate that they are more likely to retain.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
12

Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate School Information Session

Come learn more about the CMSD graduate school application process!

Apr
13

Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate School Information Session

Come learn more about the CMSD graduate school application process!

May
3

Spring 2018 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2018 spring and summer graduates from the College of Education!

Recurring Events

Speech and Hearing Summer Programs

The University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic offers summer intensive communication programs for children and adults.

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