Mission & Vision

Our Mission

graduate student clinician working with pediatric clients

The Department of Communicative Disorders is committed to the sharing, translation, application, and dissemination of knowledge related to behavioral, cognitive, and neurological features of communication and swallowing across the life span.

We emphasize evidence-based practices in our students’ academic and clinical experiences and integrate these practices into our service provision.

An American Speech Language Hearing Association accredited program, the CD department produces students who represent the highest achievements in scholarship, service, and clinical practices.

Our Vision

The Department of Communicative Disorders at The University of Alabama exists to create and disseminate evidence-based information related to the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology to provide the highest quality education for undergraduate and graduate students, clinical services to individuals in need, and research to the state of Alabama.

Our Values

Research, Education, Clinical Care, and Community Engagement and Service