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News and Announcements


  • Congratulations to our May, 2015 and August, 2015 graduates from our B.S. and M.S. programs! We wish our former undergraduates the best of luck in the future. To our recent M.S. graduates, we look forward to hearing about your new jobs! Please keep us informed!!!


  • Did you know that CMD has approximately 250 declared undergraduate majors? We also have 50 graduate students in our M.S. Speech-Language Pathology degree program, including 15 new graduate students starting in the fall semester and eight who are on track to finish their M.S. degrees in December! Welcome one and all. We are looking forward to a challenging and rewarding year ahead!


  • All graduate students, new and returning, are expected to attend an orientation meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th in INSQ lecture room “A”. You are also invited to attend a continental breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. that same morning to be held in the Large Conference room in INSQ, opposite the cafĂ©.


  • The faculty is thrilled to welcome Michelle Flippen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP to our faculty this fall as an assistant professor. Dr. Flippen’s main areas of interest and expertise are in early intervention for young children with language disorders and working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her expertise will be reflected in the courses she teaches and her research program.

  • The Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that it has been re-accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association through November, 2021. The re-accreditation process went smoothly thanks to the hard work of faculty, staff, and students. Note that we were one of only two graduate programs of the 22 reviewed spring, 2014 that were in full compliance with all ASHA standards!


The Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Crais, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be our first guest speaker of the 2015-2016 academic year. The title of her talk is "Intervention for Children from Birth to Five with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us.
Her talk will take place on Monday, October 5th from 7-9 pm in CBLS 100.


Congratulations are in order to our graduates


Welcome to new and returning students


Orientation details for graduate students announced


New professor joins faculty in CMD


M.S. program re-accreditation details


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers