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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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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

An added bonus: Communication sciences and disorders students get hands-on experience

May 25, 2018
Working with selection of 'augmentative communication' devices gives students real-world experience using this new technology before graduation.

Gift supports scholarships for 5 students a year to 'pay it forward' as teachers

May 17, 2018
UGA College of Education students studying to become educators now have more opportunities for financial support thanks to a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Student speaker celebrates connections

April 30, 2018
Emily Wallace is fulfilling a freshman-year promise by speaking in front of 4,000 people at Convocation.

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