Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah is a Professor and joined Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland in 2005. 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. She is clinical certified (Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech Language Hearing Association). She is  a member of the Maryland Language Science Center and the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at UMD.

Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah's research focuses on communication difficulties experienced by individuals with brain injury and bilingual speakers. You can read more about her research at her lab's websites Aphasia Research Center and Bilingualism at UMD.

Areas of Interest

  • Aphasia (acquired language disorders in adults)
  • Neurolinguistics, especially morphosyntax and verbs
  • Neural plasticity, especially training-related neural plasticity
  • Bilingualism and multiculturalism

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
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2022
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2022
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2022
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2021
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2021
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2021
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2020
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2020
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2020
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2019
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2019
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2019
HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults Fall 2018
HESP602 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Spring 2018
HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults Spring 2018
HESP639P Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Seminar in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Spring 2018
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. Read more at her research websites Aphasia Research Center and Bilingualism at UMD.

  • Professional
    Academy of Aphasia: Board member (2020-2022), Program Committee, Nominations Committee
  • National
  • Campus
    Institutional Review Board (IRB) member, UMD (2016 onwards)
  • Campus
    Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (2018 - 2021)
  • Campus
    Program Director, Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology (2014 - 2021)
  • Campus
    Chair, Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, Department of Hearing and Sciences (2016-2021)
  • Campus
    Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board
  • International
    Board of Governors, Academy of Aphasia (2020-2022)

Current Students

Former Students

  • Monica Sampson
    American Speech Language Hearing Association
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