Skip to main content

Rodriguez Collaborates With NMSU on $1.25 Million Grant

Departmental News

Posted: Oct 09, 2013 - 12:00am

Barbara Rodriguez

Barbara Rodriguez, associate professor and chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico, is collaborating with Deborah Rhein, associate professor, Communication Disorders Program at New Mexico State University, on a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, to prepare 48 bilingual speech-language pathologists in New Mexico. The two universities will work together to train students to deliver speech-language services to bilingual students of all ages.

Each university will offer one course online so students at both universities can each take one course through the other university. The bilingual strand at each university consists of students taking three classes in addition to regular coursework: one in second language acquisition, one in bilingual assessment and one in Spanish linguistics. In addition, students at each university will need at least 100 hours working clinically with clients who are not native speakers of English.

For the full story, visit