Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Iowa is one of the oldest, largest, and highly respected programs of its kind. Until 2008, it was called the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. We have been training students and serving clients with speech, language, and hearing disorders for more than 60 years. The graduate program in Audiology is ranked #2 and Speech Pathology is ranked #6 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Study of speech patterns in a young child.
  • A tyke in the KidTalk preschool listens in a group activity. Housed inside the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, KidTalk serves children with speech, hearing or language disorders. Graduate students gain experience as they provide therapy to preschoolers under the guidance of clinical faculty. KidTalk is a partnership with the Iowa City Community School District.
  • Speech Pathology subject in stuttering


  • listen and speak up

    Engagement / Outreach programs

    For our faculty, staff and students, connecting with the local community, Iowa's citizens, and virtual partners through engagement, outreach and service learning programs is all part of the curriculum.

  • man fitted with hearing aid

    Clinical Services

    The Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic diagnoses and provides treatment for individuals of all ages who have speech, hearing, language, or voice disorders, conveniently located on UI's west campus. Call us at 319.335.8736.