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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.



Congratulations, Dr. Cathy Binger!  

Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Binger and her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Kent Walsh, for receiving a 5-year, $2.8 million NIH R01 grant. 

The project, "Word by Word: Supporting Sentence Development for Children who use AAC," will focus on teaching preschoolers with severe speech disorders how to build their language skills by using iPads and communication applications.  
Join me in congratulating, Dr. Binger, for her outstanding work.

 Congratulations, Nicole Larsen and Dr. Jessica Richardson!



We are pleased to announce Nicole Larsen, Fall 2017 SLP graduate student, has been selected to receive ASHA's SPARC Award. The goal of SPARC is to foster students’ interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia in order to fill faculty/researcher vacancies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). As a SPARC Award recipient, Ms. Larsen will receive a stipend to support activities proposed in her research mentoring and teaching plan. Her mentor is Dr. Jessica Richardson.

 Join us in congratulating Ms. Larsen's success as one of only 14 SPARC awardees this year.

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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