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The faculty within the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences have interests spanning a broad range of issues related to basic science and clinical practice. These include: speech physiology, speech acoustics and speech perception, psychoacoustics and psycholinguistics, fluency disorders, voice disorders, articulation disorders, swallowing disorders, child language development and disorders, reading and written language disabilities, acquired language and cognitive disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, sound/field amplification, diagnostic audiology, (rehabilitation audiology, and hearing aids).

Departmental Research Interests:

Language/Language Science

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Oral Language Development and Disorders
  • Acquired Language Disorders and Cognitive Disorders
  • Reading/Written Language Development and Disorders

Speech/Speech Science

  • Speech physiology
  • Acoustics
  • Speech perception/psychoacoustics
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Articulation Disorders

Hearing/Hearing Science

  • Sound/Field Amplification
  • Diagnostic Audiology
  • (Re)habilitation Audiology
  • Hearing Aids
  • Psychoacoustics


  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • American Sign Language