The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


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Summer Camp for Kids With Hearing Impairment Makes Lifelong Impact

Aug 8, 2022

“Goals that their parents probably would’ve told you in the beginning that wasn’t even possible for them. So it really makes a significant difference.” — Melissa Sweeney, UT Dallas Director of Clinical Speech and Language Pathology at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

Dallas News

UT Dallas Helps Kids With Hearing Disabilities Grow Skills Through Summer Camp

Aug 5, 2022

“The camp is a ‘novel’ setting for kids to use what they’ve learned in speech therapy and grow their skills around others who are working toward the same goals.” — Amber Stehlik, a speech-language pathologist and auditory verbal therapist at the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

Fox 4 News

North Texas Kids Enjoy Specialized Summer Camp Made for the Hearing-Impaired

Aug 3, 2022

The video features a study on co-parenting tactics for mealtime with young children. It cites two papers both published by Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and program head, Psychological Sciences, Psychology and Child Learning and Development and Dr. Jackie Nelson, associate professor in the Department of Psychology.


From High School Dropout to Mayo Clinic Graduate: How Taekwondo Helped Get One Plano Man’s Life in Line

May 1, 2022

“So now I get to go live the dream. I was telling the program director I was beside myself in a stupor of happiness, and I just thanked her for the opportunity and for seeing worth in me that I don’t know if I see in myself.” — Adam Howard, neuroscience graduate in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


This Tiny Chip Could Revolutionize Treatment for Stroke Survivors

Apr 11, 2022

“It’s very unlikely we’ll be able to develop a new cure for treatment, so what else can we do? Our goal is to understand the brain to reprogram circuits so things that are happening that shouldn’t be happening, stop.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Chair and professor of neuroscience.

UT Dallas Magazine

Audiology Expert Examines COVID-19 Challenges for Hearing-Impaired

Mar 9, 2022

“COVID-19 has demonstrated how reliant we are on visual cues to correctly interpret speech and how stressful it is to operate with reduced sources of information when we don’t have facial expressions to work with.” — Dr. Linda Thibodeau, professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

New Scientist

Map of Pain Neurons May Lead to More Effective Drugs for Chronic Pain

Feb 16, 2022

“This is hopefully the start of many studies which produce more atlases that help us better understand the molecular architecture of the pain system in humans.” — Dr. Theodore Price, professor of neuroscience at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The Washington Post

What to Do About Tinnitus, the Chronic Ringing in Your Ears

Feb 7, 2022

“After that, you’ll see an audiologist for a hearing check. Tinnitus can be a sign of hearing loss.” — Dr. Angela Shoup, professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Executive Director, Callier Center for Communication Disorders.


Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Jan 3, 2022

“I am honored to serve as ASHA’s 2022 President. I look forward to working collectively to eliminate barriers and make connections that activate ASHA’s vision of making communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.” — Dr. Judith Rich, Professor of Practice at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

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