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Woman teaching sign language.

Whether we are pushing boundaries on impairments in hearing, swallowing, and speech, or learning more about language processes and fluency, the common thread woven throughout our work is a desire to help others.

With a dual focus on clinical experiences and leveraging research to make a difference in people’s lives, Penn State's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders examines the challenges in human communication that cut across the lifespan and affect millions of people each day.