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Maas earns $2.1 million grant to test treatments for pediatric speech disorder

A child receiving speech therapyChildhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a pediatric speech disorder that makes it difficult for kids with normal cognitive and language skills to intelligibly speak the words they want to say. It’s a motor disorder, where speech muscles aren’t weak or paralyzed but the brain can’t properly guide their movements to produce clear speech.

Posted:  June 13, 2019

Public Health in Focus: Sonali Shah, speech-language-pathologist in training

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Sonali Shah, a student in the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Hearing program, or read on for the full interview.

Posted:  February 1, 2019

Public Health in Focus: Molly Beiting, researcher and speech-language pathologist

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Molly Beiting, a researcher and speech-language-pathologist, or check out all of the portraits so far

Posted:  January 3, 2019

On the News: Defining gender identity

The concerns of transgender Americans have become increasingly visible and recognized in recent years. Notable milestones include the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published in 2013, which removed an entry for a disorder that classified transgender individuals as having a psychiatric illness. With regard to medical care, language was added to the Affordable Care Act in 2015 to protect transgender individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. And in 2016, the Pentagon announced plans to lift the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.

Posted:  November 8, 2018

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