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Welcome to the Division of Communication Disorders!


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We have a long history at the University of Wyoming, coursework in speech correction, as it was known at that time, was initiated in 1940, and the first dedicated degree bachelor’s degree in speech correction, was awarded to Barbara Kahn in January 1952.  The Division of Communication Disorders offers a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Science, and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  We have very productive research faculty, creating and disseminating basic and clinical science to inform practice across the lifespan. Our clinical program provides services to the community and state of Wyoming, with 2800 - 3,000 patient contacts a year.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, clinical services at the Speech & Hearing Clinic, faculty research,  as well as our scholarships and the Maggie Scarlet Summer Speaker Series. 

The Division and the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic are located in the Health Sciences building. View campus map.

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The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wyoming 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.

The Information You Need In One Place!

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

American Sign Language Studies Certificate

Leveling Program

Learn details about each of these programs of study in our new Information Trifold! 

Division News

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SPPA 2110 American Sign Language I 

ASL is a complete and complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. ASL is the language of the Deaf community in the United States and Canada. ASL may be a useful modality when working with young children with language or learning difficulties, or anyone who has trouble communicating orally. ASL will also be useful to any professional working in educational or healthcare settings. 

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University of Wyoming Establishes American Sign Language Certificate 

Logo used by Wyoming Public Media.The predominant language of Deaf communities in North America is getting more attention at the University of Wyoming, where students will now be able to earn a certificate in American Sign Language.

On Thursday, the university's Board of Trustees approved a new academic program to train future educators - and anyone else living or working with members of the Deaf community - in the signing language used by up to 500,000 people mainly in the United States and Canada.

ASL is its own distinct language with unique grammar and rules, setting it apart from some other sign languages - such as signed exact English - that simply provide a word-for-word counterpart for an existing language.

Mark Guiberson is the director of the university's Division of Communication Disorders. He said American Sign Language classes have been offered at the University of Wyoming since the late 1970s.

"It's a critical part of our undergraduate curriculum for students who will pursue careers in speech language pathology or audiology," Guiberson said. "But what we found is that a lot of other students learn about communication and about disability and difference through the class."

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Division of Communication Disorders
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311
Health Sciences, 265
Laramie, WY  82071
Phone: 307-766-6427
Fax: 307-766-6829


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