The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to research in language and language disorders, speech, voice and hearing sciences and disorders. Working with and in the community is an extension of that research and supports our overall mission.

The department is home to the Temple University Speech-Language-Hearing Center, which provides a wide range of services to people of all ages with disorders of communication. Graduate clinicians provide services under the direct supervision of the Temple faculty who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Pennsylvania licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology. 

Research Labs

Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Researchers, clinicians, and students in the Saffran Center work together to investigate the relationships among language and short-term memory impairments associated with aphasia.

Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

The lab's activities are concerned with understanding the neural processes involved in thinking, remembering, imagining, and learning, particularly in advancing our knowledge of the nature and basis of neurogenic language disorders in children and adults.

Concepts & Cognition Laboratory

In addition to basic science research, this group is currently developing novel treatments that promote language maintenance in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Multilingual Research Group

The Multilingual Research Group is a collaborative team exploring language varieties across linguistic and clinical perspectives, bridging gaps between academia and the field by posing socially conscious questions about language, learning and the theories that underpin them.

Speech, Language and Brain (SLAB) Laboratory

Research in the SLAB lab focuses on speech and language comprehension and production across the lifespan, both in unimpaired individuals and in various populations with developmental or acquired speech and/or language disorders.