- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
The University at Buffalo is a major research university, but our educational and field experiences provide personal learning environments. Learning experiences are guided by engaged faculty who help students realize their potential. Most of the major courses will be taught by academic faculty members who have intensive research and teaching experience. The Department provides multiple teaching formats, including lectures, independent study, clinical laboratory, clinical observations, and internships. Undergraduate courses are typically less than 100 students in size. Instructors and teaching assistants hold regular office hours to help students who need individual assistance.
About Our Facilities
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) houses state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities. The Department’s Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is the training facility for students who are majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The Clinic provides services for hundreds of Western New York residents each year. It has a full spectrum of services including treatment in the areas of child and adult speech and language disorders, voice and swallowing disorders, augmentative communication, hearing loss, tinnitus, and central auditory processing. The community-based clinics also provide training in multicultural speech and language, cochlear implants, augmentative communication, and speech, language and hearing screenings for children and adults. The research facilities include Hearing Research, Motor Speech, Language Learning, Child Language, Computational Language and Memory, and the Communication and Assistive Device Laboratories.
About Our Faculty
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences has 23 full time faculty members, including 12 academic and 13 clinical faculty. One of our faculty members received the esteemed rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor and another named Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Our faculty members have expertise in numerous research areas, including noise and ototoxicity-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis, augmentative communication technologies, speech production deficits, adult language and memory, child language development and disorders, social communication and interaction, and voice disorders. Faculty members hold a number of research and development grants, and publish research papers in top academic journals. The Department also has numerous adjunct professors who have expertise in various related fields, including audiology, speech and language disorders, human factors, neuroscience, vestibular diagnosis, etc.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Communicative Disorders and Sciences department website for additional information about our faculty.