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:
D.C.-area business owner, artist and activist credits HESP faculty member with helping him overcome lifelong struggle with stuttering
Andy Shallal is a man with many titles: restauranteur, artist, activist, philanthropist, community leader, just to name a few. Most people in the Washington, D.C. region know him as the proprietor of the popular restaurant/bookstore/performance venue Busboys and Poets.However, Shallal also wants people to know him as a person who stutters. In fact, he makes it a point to call attention to it when delivering speeches in front of crowds, which he does often.
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!
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.
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.
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