An Update from the SLHS Department on COVID-19
October 9, 2020
The SLHS Department continues to observe the university's guidelines on COVID-19. While many of our faculty and staff continue to work remotely, our department is open for advising and some in-person course instruction. Current students are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisor by way of email with questions. Our faculty are offering some virtual and some in-person advising appointments. Prospective students are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Where possible, we will work to connect you with one of our faculty so you may have an opportunity to ask specific questions. Unfortunately, our building is not presently open for visits for prospective students.
In addition, the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic is open and seeing patients. If you have questions, are experiencing hearing aid related problems, or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at 860-486-2629.
Thank you, and we appreciate your understanding. For additional information and university updates on COVID-19, we encourage you to visit UConn's COVID-19 information page.
The mission of the SLHS department is to educate students on the processes of hearing, speech, language, cognition, and swallowing, to engage in the scientific study of human communication and its disorders, and to serve the community of individuals with communication disorders or differences. In all endeavors the department strives to foster a culture of inclusiveness and respect.
The department offers an undergraduate program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences as well as three graduate programs - 1) M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology; 2) Au.D. in Audiology; 3) Ph.D. with five areas of emphasis.
The undergraduate concentration is a pre-professional major within the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Upon graduation, students pursue studies in one of two distinct areas offered within the graduate program leading to either professional or research degrees.
Clinical experiences in speech language pathology and audiology are important components of these degree programs and are offered in the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic (located in the D.C. Phillips Communication Sciences Building) as well as at several external sites. Off-campus placements include acute and rehabilitation hospitals, long term-care facilities, out-patient clinics, birth-to-three agencies, schools, and private practice settings.
Five areas of emphasis are offered for the research Ph.D. degree: (1) speech pathology, (2) language, (3) audiology, (4) speech science, and (5) hearing science. The curriculum for the full-time program involves broad-based coursework and mentored experimental investigations followed by dissertation research.
The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology and The Doctor of Audiology education program in audiology at the University of Connecticut is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Collaboration with Interprofessional Healthcare at UConn
SLHS is an enthusiastic part of the University committee that promotes and encourages Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice. A graduate student in audiology and an undergraduate student in speech-language pathology serve on the Student Advisory Committee and two faculty members serve on the main committee (CIPEH).
In all, there are 11 professions and programs represented on the committee. See their website for more information on what the committee is working on this year.
Support Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
We greatly appreciate the selflessness of donations from our alumni, clients, and the general community in order to enhance both the services within the Department and the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic.
If you are interested in donating to the SLHS Department Communication Disorders Excellence Fund, please click below for more information -
Communication Disorders Excellence Fund
If you are interested in supporting the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund, please click below for more information -
Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund