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Department News

  • 12/2/20
    Amanda Allen, Lab Coordinator for Dr. Kris Tjaden’s Motor Speech Disorders Lab and summer clinical supervisor in the Speech and Hearing Clinic has been awarded the Distinguished Early Career Professional (ECP) Certificate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • 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).
  • 12/2/20
    This fall semester 2020, the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences has added new academic faculty members, Drs. Sheppard, Castro, and Heffner.  Below is a brief introduction of each.  


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.