We are SLHS

Working to improve the lives of people affected by communication and related disorders through excellence and innovation in clinical training, service, and research.

Chair’s Message


Dr. Charles Ellis

Welcome to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at the University of Florida. Our department is fully committed to serving the local, university, state and global community as we strive to improve the lives of individuals with communication and related disorders.

Charles Ellis

OUR COMMITMENT TO students and the global community

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is fully committed to optimal communication access for our students, the UF community and the greater global community.  It is our aim to create a learning, living and working environment that affirms dignity, worth and value of all individuals who engage with our department. We further strive to cultivate an environment that subscribes to openness, and respect, as well as being a place of safety for all our constituents. In our attempts to create and cultivate this environment, we realize we must engage in ongoing learning to understand, value and support individual differences including, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender, sexuality, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance, and socio-economic status. Finally, we recognize that we operate within a global community that can be influenced by many forms of marginalization. We, however, will strive to overcome those influences while creating a learning and working environment that is respectful, equitable and offers comprehensive access to all.

outreach & clinics

Community Outreach

UF Screen Team

The UF Screen Team is a faculty and student run program that provides free professional and compassionate speech, language and hearing screening services to children enrolled in early intervention programs, daycares, and public and private educational institutions throughout north central and northeast Florida.

2023 disability resource expo

community clinic

UF Reading Program

The UF Reading Disabilities Program was formed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who have reading and writing difficulties. This program provides services to evaluate and remediate children and adults, while training speech-language pathology graduate students in these areas.

Reading clinic