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:
Audiology doctoral students from the Hearing and Speech Sciences department were invited to participate in the 5th Annual IPE Day sponsored by the Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Pre-professional students from several disciplines including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, social work and audiology participated in an opening educational session as well as small-group break-out sessions comprised of a representative from each discipline. Case studies and standardized patients were used to facilitate interprofessional collaboration among the pre-professional students in each group to devise a care plan for the patient and his/her family and caregivers.
On Wednesday, April 26th, Tiara Booth will defend her undergraduate honors thesis titled "The effect of a foreign accent on the short-term memory of school-aged children." Come join us in Lefrak 2208 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM!
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.
A college student’s worst nightmare: recognizing their true “calling” after it is far too late to abandon their current field of study. However, for those who may have realized late in the game that they wanted to pursue a degree in either speech language pathology or audiology, there is hope yet: The Department of Hearing and Speech Science (HESP) just launched its Hearing and Speech in the Evening (HESPIE) post-baccalaureate, non-degree program this past fall, with an initial cohort of 25 students.