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 programs in Speech Pathology and in Audiology are ranked #1 and #2 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


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    Engagement / Outreach programs

    Faculty, staff and students serve local community members, Iowa's citizens, and international partners through a variety of engagement, outreach and service learning programs.

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    Clinical Services

    The Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic serves individuals of all ages who have speech, hearing, language, or voice disorders. Call us at 319.335.8736.