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 clinic offers Avoidance Reduction Therapy groups for teens and adults who stutter. These groups are supervised by Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, and carried out by graduate students earning their Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The goal of Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering is to improve communication skills by: Achieving struggle-free speech, which may include some easy, forward-moving disfluency; Reducing fear of speaking, and fear of showing stuttering; Reducing thoughts that lead to negative feelings, holding back, and most importantly, avoidance (of words, situations, potential shame/embarrassment).
Our audiology (Au.D.) students presented their research for Capstone Research Day on April 24th. The capstone research project is a graduation requirement for the doctoral program in audiology, and this event gave our our eleven graduating students the opportunity to share their research with the department. Their research covered a wide variety of topics in audiology, not limited to: speech perception, classroom listening environments, auditory working memory, and hearing and hearing loss across the lifespan. Congratulations to all of our students on this great accomplishment!
Join us on campus for Maryland Day this Saturday, April 25! There will be all kinds of fun activities and information hosted by the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC), the Aphasia Research Lab (ARC), the audiology and speech-language clinics, audiology research, and our LEAP Preschool! You can find us in and around LeFrak Hall and in a tent on the mall from 10am to 4pm. Hope to see you there!
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In recognition, the UMD Audiology clinic is providing free hearing screenings from May 4th through May 8th. Call (301) 405-4218 to schedule an appointment.
Take action today! Ignoring a potential hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation and depression. Getting a hearing test and using professionally fitted hearing aids—when recommended by a hearing healthcare professional—is an important way for people with hearing loss to improve quality of life.