News and Events

Speech Pathology and Audiology Students 2013-2014 The Hearing and Speech Clinic will Reopen in Mid-September!
Friday, July 11th marked the clinic's last day for the 2013-2014 academic year. Thank you to every client, student clinician, and faculty member who made this year great! We look forward to another Read more...
Dr. Samira Anderson Congratulations to Samira Anderson, who just received word that her grant to the Hearing Health Foundation has been funded!
Dr. Anderson received a Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grant for her project entitled:  “Neural adaptation in new hearing aid users.”  The purpose of the project is to assess Read more...
Dr. Deb Berndtson The HESP department wishes Deb Berndtson all the best in her new position at ASHA!
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Rebecca Sherman Congratulations to Rebecca Sherman for receiving a BSOS Summer Scholars Award!
The BSOS Summer Scholars awards are part of a collaboration between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Research Initiative and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. These Read more...
Yankee Candle Fundraiser Yankee Candle Fundraiser for the ASHA National Convention in Orlando!
The HESP chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is doing a fundraiser with Yankee Candle to raise money for their trip to the ASHA National Convention in Orlando Read more...
Dr. Matt Goupell Congratulations to Dr. Matt Goupell for receiving a Dean's Research Initiative Level 2 Award!
The title of his project is: "Age-induced decline in audition and cognition in people with and without cochlear implants".  Read more...
LEAP Preschool Wishlist Support our LEAP Preschool and Check out our Amazon Wishlist!
Interested in supporting our LEAP Preschool going forward? Click below for our "Wish List" -- a list of new toys and materials that could use some freshening up in LEAP:   http://www.amazon.com/ Read more...
Maya Freund Congratulations to Maya Freund for receiving a BSOS Summer Scholars Award!
The BSOS Summer Scholars awards are part of a collaboration between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Research Initiative and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. These Read more...
University of Auckland Logo HESP Students Selected to represent UMD at the University of Auckland, New Zealand!
Congratulations to HESP students Chris Heffner and Alessandro Pressaco, two of three students selected by the Graduate School to represent the University of Maryland at the Universitas 21 Graduate Read more...
Dr. Nicole Li Congratulations to Nicole Li, for her NIH grant funding!
Dr. Li's grant is entitled "Design, construction, and evaluation of implants for vocal fold alteration and reconstruction" and is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and other Read more...
Concussion Drawing The HESP department is involved in a new grant to study concussion and language in young children.
This proposal is to help fund a series of studies investigating the effect of sports-related concussion on children’s language skills, and to support developing a task to help assess concussion in Read more...
Giovanna Morini Congratulations to Dr. Giovanna Morini!
Giovanna Morini successfully defended her dissertation on May 15, 2014! Read more...
University of Maryland Logo Congratulations to Margaret McCabe, Vivian Sisskin, and Colleen Worthington for recent promotions to Clinical Professor!
  Margaret McCabe, Au.D., CCC-A Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F Read more...
MayFest 2014 was a success!
The Department of Hearing and Speech helped sponsor a 2-day conference on language science across the Big 10 schools.  Our own Chris Heffner was one of the students who helped put together this Read more...
Alex Presacco Congratulations to Alex Presacco, who has been awarded an International Graduate Research Fellowship!
Alex Presacco has been awarded an International Graduate Research Fellowship, and he is going to Australia to work with cochlear implants in the spring of 2015!   Read more...
Dr. Catherine Torrington Eaton Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Eaton!
Catherine Torrington Eaton successfully defended her dissertation today! Read more...
Dianne Handy with LEAPsters The HESP department wishes Dianne Handy all the best in retirement!
Dianne Handy, who served as the LEAP preschool director for many years, has entered retirement. She and her husband are currently living in Rappahannock County, VA. She plans to garden, return to Read more...
News Article Photo Check out the ASHA Leader profile detailing our department's epilepsy work!
The ASHA Leader has just profiled the work that our department does along with Children's National Medical Center! The research explores problems in children with epilepsy. Check out the full Read more...