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Scholarship will help students in Communication Disorders

Las Cruces family establishes endowed scholarship on anniversary of car crash Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal Published 11:21 a.m. MT Nov. 27, 2018 This week’s #GivingTuesday falls on the exact date eight years ago when a car crash left Matt Olson with a traumatic brain injury and changed his family’s lives forever. But inspired by the…
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National Audiology Awareness Month Activities

  Last week, NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu participated in a free hearing test offered by the NMSU College of Education Department of Communication Disorders and the National Speech Language Hearing Association – NMSU Chapter to promote National Audiology Awareness Month. The department offered free hearing screenings to the community at the Edgar R. Garrett Speech…
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NMSU College of Education student wins national scholarship

An undergraduate student at New Mexico State University’s College of Education has been awarded a scholarship by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Lauren Renken, a Communication Sciences student who will graduate from NMSU in the spring, is a recipient of the 2016 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award. The goal of the award is…
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Communications Disorder Faculty & students present at ASHA

NMSU Communications Disorders faculty & students present at The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in LA. Congratulations!  

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NMSU professor researching stroke treatment

LAS CRUCES – One of the most frustrating effects of a stroke is the inability to use, produce and comprehend language, also known as aphasia. Many aphasia sufferers become anxious and frustrated with not being able to communicate and understand others like they did before their stroke. Bijoyaa Mohapatra, an assistant professor in communication disorders…
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CD program students provided screenings at the Socorro Health Fair in Socorro, N.M

A group of speech language pathology graduate students from the NMSU College of Education Communication Disorders program recently provided screenings at the Socorro Health Fair in Socorro, N.M. The students completed the screening under the direction of instructor Anne Cobos. (Photos courtesy of Anne Cobos) A group of speech language pathology graduate students from the NMSU…
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College of Education recognizes Emerging Scholars in research

LAS CRUCES — Five faculty members at New Mexico State University’s College of Education have been named Emerging Scholars for their innovative research efforts. The college’s Emerging Scholars Initiative, which was started last year by Dean Don Pope-Davis, aims to support and promote innovative research efforts of untenured, tenure-track faculty and research faculty that will advance scientific…
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Two College of Education students present posters at national convention

Two College of Education students, both communication disorders majors, presented posters at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. The convention was held in Philadelphia last November and more than 12,000 members attended (see http://www.asha.org/events/convention). Breana Romero, a graduate student in the communication disorders program, presented a poster titled “Social Media Utilization in…
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NMSU professor receives prestigious grant for research on children’s hearing

Srikanta Mishra, an assistant professor in the New Mexico State University College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, recently received a prestigious research grant to study hearing mechanisms in children. The R03 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health is the college’s…
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NMSU graduate students provide speech therapy to children in Peru

NMSU communication disorders graduate students Marysa DeBlassie (left) and Jessica Bozzell (center) conduct speech therapy with a young boy during a faculty-led international program course to Lima, Peru, in June. (Courtesy photo) Salas-Provance and a group of 12 graduate students traveled to Lima, Peru, for a clinical practicum experience where the students spent two weeks…
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