Our goal is to improve speech, language, and hearing.
Our award-winning faculty achieve this through:
- Research innovation
- Clinical Services
- Community outreach
- Training the next generation of clinicians and researchers
And through active collaborations across the campus.
Our Speech Clinic is offering a series of themed therapeutic groups this summer, including: motor speech group, reflective writing group, movie discussion group, and a current events discussion group. These groups are aimed to help foster community and interests within a therapeutic framework. If you know someone who might be interested, contact the University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic at email@example.com or 301-405-4218.
Our Hearing and Speech Clinic offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art technology designed to help those with hearing loss access sound in challenging listening situations. Individuals with hearing deficits often report difficulty participating in conversations in noisy environments, when listening on the phone, and hearing in large group settings. Currently available Hearing Assistive Technology Systems (HATS) can be selected to provide individualized solutions for these problems, and can link with smartphones, televisions, external microphones, office telephones, as well as the built-in wiring found in many public venues (including movie theaters, concert halls, places of worship, classrooms, and lecture halls). To schedule an appointment for demonstration and/or dispensing of HATS, contact the clinic at (301) 405-4218.
Many adults speak more than one language, and often "mix" those languages when speaking to their children, a practice called "code-switching." An eye-opening study by Dr. Rochelle Newman and former graduate students Amelie Bail and Giovanna Morini found that this "code-switching" has no impact on children's vocabulary development. The study, "Look at the gato!
Congratulations to Olga Stakhovskaya (Outstanding Au.D. Student), Alison Romano (Outstanding SLP Graduate), Allison Urbanus (Outstanding Undergraduate Student), and Erin Hollister (Rao Family Award in Memory of Carol Frattali). These students were recognized at the Hearing and Speech Department commencement ceremony for their clinical and academic excellence and outstanding participation in research.
Let's extend a huge congratulations to our graduating class of 2015! See our Facebook page for photos of the celebration. For more information about the graduation ceremony, go to our commencement page. Graduates, don't forget to join our alumni listserv! You will be missed, and we wish you all the best in future endeavors.