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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.


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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.


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

Department News

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Clinical Professor Dona Hue Ritter-Schmidt receives Parkinson Voice Project grant

The grant included attendance at the Lead with Intent Symposium, held in Richardson, Texas, June 20-23, 2018.  The grant provides clinical funding as well as training for a two-part protocol, SPEAK OUT!® AND LOUD Crowd®, to help those with Parkinson’s regain and maintain their speaking abilities. 

Dr. Jeff Higginbotham was featured speaker at the 18th Annual Barbara P. Mastriano Communiversity Conference

The conference, held at Temple University on June 21st, brings together speech-language pathologists from across the discipline. Dr. Higginbotham's talk focused on using evidence collected during therapy to inform clinical decision making.

Clinical Professor Erin Wilson earns her clinical certification in fluency disorders

Congratulations to Erin Wilson on earning her Board Recognized Certification in Fluency Disorders (BCS-F). The BCS-F is awarded to ASHA certified clinicians who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating individuals with fluency disorders.

Dr. Kris Tjaden named ASHA Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Kris Tjaden, who was elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Fellowship is one of the highest forms of recognition given by ASHA of an individual’s accomplishments and is a public declaration of her outstanding professional achievements.  She was elected based on her accomplishments in Research, Education and Service to the Profession.