NMSU graduate students provide speech therapy to children in Peru

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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)

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 providing speech and language therapy at a medical center to patients with communication disorders.
“This group of 12 graduate students in communication disorders provided 250 hours of speech therapy,” Salas-Provance said. “We saw literally hundreds of patients and their families who came in each day for their therapy session.

“What they were able to do in those days of intensive speech therapy was phenomenal,” she said. “They could see by the end of the week that the children were already improving.” Read more at:
http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10466/nmsu-graduate-students-provide-speech-therapy-to-children-in-peru


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