The mission of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is to provide the highest level of education, research, and service in communication sciences and disorders. Our award-winning faculty achieve this through:
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 for their accomplishments! Andy Shallal, Founder and CEO of Busboys and Poets, spoke at an evening ceremony in the Memorial Chapel. Check our commencement page for photos and award details!
May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month”. In recognition, the UMD Audiology clinic is providing free hearing screenings for the month of May. Call (301) 405-4218 to schedule an appointment.
Take action today! Ignoring a potential hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation and depression. Getting a hearing test and using professionally fitted hearing aids—when recommended by a hearing healthcare professional—is an important way for people with hearing loss to improve quality of life. Here’s why:
Congratulations to Mary Barrett (Outstanding Au.D. Student), Isabel Martin (Outstanding SLP Graduate), Jourdan Richards (Outstanding Undergraduate Student), Nisha Sharma (Rao Family Award in Memory of Carol Frattali), and Dayna Gager (Karin E.Young Memorial Award). These students were recognized at the Hearing and Speech Department commencement ceremony for their clinical and academic excellence and outstanding participation in research.
On Friday, June 9th, Darlene Williamson, MA, CCC-SLP, will lead a workshop titled "Treating Motor Speech Disorders: Technqiues and Tools" from 8:30am - 4:00pm at the Stroke Comeback Center. Two succesful treatment approaches will be presented: Mind Over Matter for building basic motor memory and Video Assisted Speech Technology (VAST), a program which uses video modeling for both restorative and functional motor speech production.This activity is sponsored by the University of Maryland at its outplacement site, the Stroke Comeback Center. For more information on how to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treating-motor-speech-disorders-techniques-and-tools-tickets-33711275332
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Young Adult Training will take place from Wednesday June, 14, 2017 to Friday June 16, 2017 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The PEERS® program is a new and updated program for young adults, particularly for college students who have a social communication disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder, Depression and other social difficulties. Attendees will be certified to administer PEERS® for Young Adults intervention in clinical settings. Register online today at https://umd-peers-ya.fasttransact.net.