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Speech and Hearing Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UNM. Whether you are interested in our academic programs, the clinical services at our Speech-Language-Hearing Center, our continuing education opportunities, or our research endeavors, we encourage you to explore this site and to contact us so we can give you all the information you need.

For over 50 years, we have pursued excellence in academics and clinical services. Our mission is to support the missions of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences by:

  • creating and disseminating basic science, assessment, and  intervention knowledge about communication sciences and disorders within our own academic discipline, and in collaboration with related disciplines

  • providing quality educational experiences in both academic and clinical contexts to prepare students to become effective professionals in speech-language pathology and related professions

  • providing excellence in clinical service (a) through the University of New Mexico Speech-Language Clinic and affiliated professionals and agencies in the community; and (b) by providing continuing education and serving as a model for clinical services

  • serving the unique needs of the state of New Mexico by increasing the participation of culturally diverse populations in our disciplines, preparing our students to be leaders in a multicultural and multilingual society, and collaborating with other disciplines to ensure our graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive and effective services

  • providing unique opportunities for our students to excel in a multilingual setting, such as the CLASS for ALL program and the Comunidad Crecer program.

Thank you to our graduate students, Bryan Ho and Yaritza Ruiz, who represented UNM SHS Department at

Saturday's UNM Health Professions Fair at the SUB. 

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The University of New Mexico, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS), Department of Music, and the UNM Hospital's Department of Speech-Language Pathology are pleased to announce our World Voice Day Symposium.

On Friday, April 21, 2017, UNM will join the global community to celebrate the voice and provide an opportunity for voice health professionals to join together to recognize World Voice Day. A festival of vocal events, including vocal performance, master classes, and voice screenings will be held at Keller Hall, UNM College of Fine Arts, 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Free admission.
More details to follow! 
Mark your calendars.



Recruiting participants

The newly established Center for Brain Recovery and Repair has initiated new research for survivors of stroke in New Mexico and surrounding states. The research is spearheaded by Jessica D. Richardson, an assistant professor and speech-language pathologist in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and a new investigator for the Center for Brain Recovery and Repair. For more information about this research, click here

aphasia research

The University of New Mexico's graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The CAA is the only accrediting agency for audiology and speech-language pathology education programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. 


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