• FDA’s new rule on over-the-counter hearing aids and what consumers should keep in mind - A recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make hearing aids available over-the-counter is expanding access to assistance for millions of adults across the country who may have trouble hearing.
  • Dr. Michelle Flippin Featured in Kudos - What is it about? The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a popular communication-training program for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This meta-analysis reviews the current empirical evidence for PECS in affecting communication and speech outcomes for children with ASD.
  • Communicative Disorders professor wins national research award - Prize money from the national organization will help fund Alisa Baron’s research projects moving forward College of Health Sciences Assistant Professor Alisa Baron will have some new funding to support her academic and research endeavors after receiving a national award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Baron, assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, will […]
  • URI Big Story: We have the technology. - Michelle Flippin, assistant professor of communicative disorders, is pioneering classroom use of LENA System technology in her language development course. URI's speech and hearing program is the first in the country to offer this hands-on experience to all of its undergraduate students.
  • CMD professors win grant for digital language analysis lab - Thanks to a $108,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations, URI's Speech and Hearing Centers will be getting 80 digital language-sampling processors and 10 analysis software licenses to establish a Language Environment Analysis Lab at URI. The URI Department of Communicative Disorders is the first in the nation to provide a program-wide initiative to train students to use this technology.
  • Leslie Mahler URI Big Thinker: Leslie Mahler - Every week, about 20 people living with Parkinson’s disease spend an hour with CMD professor Leslie Mahler and her graduate students, in a clinical support group aimed at helping the patients overcome the speech disorders that typically result from the disease.
  • Ava's Last Day of Summer book cover CMD student writes children’s book about hearing loss - As a 21-year-old college senior, communicative disorders major Gabriela Cardona '16 did something most people never accomplish: She’s the author of a children’s book—and one about hearing loss, no less.
  • CMD professor, dean create program to help college students with autism spectrum disorder - The “Communication Coaching Program” matches students with autism spectrum disorder with advisors and communication coaches, to help them have a more fulfilling experience on campus. The program was created by CMD professor Amy Weiss, and Pamela Rohland, Director of Disability Services for Students.
  • Michelle Flippin URI professor studies how fathers care for children with autism spectrum disorder - Studies have shown that early intervention with help from parents is key for children with autism spectrum disorder to develop their language skills. Research has focused on the role of mothers, but now a University of Rhode Island professor has turned her attention to fathers.

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