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  • The Department of Communicative Disorders welcomes Marc Maffei - The Department of Communicative Disorders is excited to announce that Marc Maffei will be joining the faculty in academic year 2024-25. Dr. Maffei received his PhD at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, under the mentorship of Dr. Jordan Green, and is currently conducting post-doctoral research at Boston University. His research focuses on motor speech […]
  • MS-SLP program rank rises again. - The MS program in Speech-Language Pathology continues its rising trajectory, according to the latest US News and World Report rankings, released on April 9th, 2024. The program is tied at #78 (up from #109 last year) out of 318 SLP programs in the country, putting it in the top 25% of programs nationally. Programs are ranked by US […]
  • Dr. Barry Prizant to give two invited talks. - On April 25th, he will present at UCLA on the topic of “Neurodiversity in the classroom“ (see https://seis.ucla.edu/calendar/neurodiversity-in-the-classroom). On April 27th, he will provide the keynote address, along with Kate Swenson, at the Autism Strong Foundation conference in Charlotte, NC (see https://whova.com/web/aBi4kpjlBhH2EQ4%40IbGpXh-%405Cn%40HUM4ktibWp5CY5c%3D/). 
  • URI study examines audio-visual speech perception in parents of children with autism - Research on ‘Broad Autism Phenotype’ potentially affecting direct relatives aims to better understand the broader picture of autism
  • ALS Panel Discussion - On Thursday, April 11th, 4:15-5:30 PM, volunteers from the I AM ALS group (https://www.iamals.org/) will be doing a Zoom panel presentation in the Motor Speech Disorders class. All are invited. The meeting will include a brief presentation about ALS and the group I AM ALS, followed by a Q&A session with panelists who are living with ALS. […]
  • Ducky goes to the audiologist. - Clinical Associate Professor Rachel Smith illustrates A Day in the Life of an Audiologist. If you like pushing people’s buttons, this career could be for you!
  • Alisa Baron to present on Assessment Practices for Multilingual Learners - On Tuesday, March 26, 2024 (6:45 pm – 9:00 pm), Dr. Alisa Baron will give a Zoom presentation to RISHA (Rhode Island Speech and Hearing Association) members about the diagnosis of language differences and disorders in multilingual learners. Please contact RISHA’s Office Manager at risha.officemanager@gmail.com for registration information. 
  • Olivia Sullivan is RISHA’s 2023 Patricia M. Stephens Memorial Scholarship winner - The Rhode Island Speech and Hearing Association (RISHA) established this scholarship to honor and remember Pat Stephens, a speech-language pathologist who touched the lives of many students and colleagues in the Woonsocket, RI school system. Olivia will graduate from URI with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in May, 2024. She plans to pursue a […]
  • Allan Shaw elected next president of RISHA - Adjunct faculty member Allen Shaw has been elected as the next president of the Rhode Island Speech and Hearing Association (RISHA). The term starts in January and lasts for 2 years. RISHA is a state organization that supports speech-language pathologists and audiologists by advocating on behalf of the professions, raising awareness, and providing professional development […]
  • URI Speech and Hearing Centers partner with OSCIL to give ‘Gift of Hearing’ to community - Partnership provides hearing aids, services to those in need at full-service audiology clinic on University of Rhode Island campus.

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