Welcome to the Homepage for the University of Washington's Communicative Participation Project

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Life is all about communication.

We talk to people. We write notes. We email. We text.  At work. At home. Running errands. Going out with friends.

Communication disorders make it really hard to communicate. Problems with speech and language. Problems with memory and cognition. Hearing loss. People with all of these problems have to work hard to communicate. When they can’t keep up with the conversations around them, they often get left out of the conversations. When you are left out, it is easy to drop out. Then there is not much communication with the people who are important to you. Family. Friends. Co-workers.

We want to help change that. We don’t want people to be left out of life or to drop out of life because it is hard for them to communicate. We are collecting people’s stories about their challenges and triumphs living with communication disorders. We hope these stories will help other people with communication disorders. We hope these stories will help healthcare providers provide better care for people with communication disorders.

If you are interested in participating in one of our studies or learning more about our work, please click on the appropriate tabs on the left side of this webpage.  These contain helpful information for both prospective and current participants.  

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or desire additional information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Carolyn Baylor, PhD, CCC-SLP

206.221.3563 // cbaylor@uw.edu


Helen Mach, MA, CCC-SLP

206.685.3404 // hlm189@uw.edu

Send questions about this workspace to CAROLYN RAE BAYLOR.