Cary Hall on UB South Campus.
UB logo in front of yellow flowers.
IMPORTANT!! CDS Catalog Course Numbers were recently updated
  • CDS 288, CDS 289 and CDS 290 are now CDS 388, CDS 389 and CDS 390. Course content did not change. 
  • UG & Graduate course titled: Cultural Linguistic Diversity in CSD is now CDS449/CDS549 (formally CDS Special Topic)
  • UG & Graduate course titled: Phonological Disorders & Managment is now CDS444/CDS544 (formally CDS 392)

If you registered in a Spring 2021 course with a course number that changed, you were automatically updated. Respective curriculum plans will be updated soon.

Department News

  • 1/6/21
    Jeff Higginbotham, professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and director of the Communication and Assistive Device Laboratory in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
  • 1/13/21
    Dr. Alison Eisel Hendricks, director of the University at Buffalo Language Learning Lab has received a 3-year Early Career Award grant from the National Institutes of Health- National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) to identify differences in the use of non-mainstream dialect features among school-age children with and without developmental language disorder (DLD). Even though about two students in each classroom are affected by DLD (7-9% of students), many students are not getting the help they need. While DLD is often under-identified in mainstream American populations, both over-identification and under-identification are common in children who speak non-mainstream dialects, such as African American English (AAE). The long-term goal of this research is to better capture experiences of diverse students and help clinicians to make more accurate diagnostic decisions for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • 11/6/20
    Dr. Kris Tjaden, director of the University at Buffalo (UB) Motor Speech Disorders Lab is part of a research team that has received a 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate speech outcomes following deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).


Graduate student using a white board to describe internet safety.

The University of Buffalo's Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is the training facility for students who are majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.


Graduate student working with clinic patient.

We continue to expand our active research program as a source for the clinical and scientific education of our students, and as a vehicle for professional growth for our faculty.


Gretchen A. Bennett and Jeff Higginbotham.

We offer you several graduate degrees, and students are encouraged to talk to faculty members, or an advisor, about any program in which they are interested.


Tuning Fork.

Ongoing research in our department spans the range of basic and clinical research from the molecular level to patient oriented diagnostic and rehabilitative research.