Yasmeen Faroqi Shah

Associate Professor

Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah is an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her undergraduate (BS) and Masters (MS) degrees in Hearing and Speech Sciences at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India. She completed her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University with Dr. Cynthia Thompson.  Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah joined Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland in 2005. You can read more about her research at http://aphasia.umd.edu/

Areas of Interest:
  • Aphasia (acquired language disorders in adults)
  • Neurolinguistics, especially morphosyntax and verbs
  • Neural plasticity, especially training-related neural plasticity
  • Bilingualism and multiculturalism
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Degrees
  • Ph.D Northwestern University, USA
  • MS All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India
  • BS All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
HESP406 Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults Fall 2017
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2017
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2017
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Spring 2017
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2017
HESP406 Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults Fall 2016
HESP422 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2016
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2016
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Spring 2016
HESP406 Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults Fall 2015
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2015
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Spring 2015

The long term goal of Dr. Faroqi-Shah's research program is to further understand the neural underpinnings of language, with a particular focus on language breakdown following brain injury, training-induced neural plasticity and language in bilingual speakers. Ongoing research examines the interplay between speaker’s intended meaning, grammatical encoding, and word retrieval for language production, as well as the cognitive mechanisms that support language production. 

Former Students
  • Monica Sampson
    American Speech Language Hearing Association
0141 F, Lefrak Hall
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Phone: (301) 405-4229
Email: yfshah@umd.edu