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NMSU celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month with open house

To celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, the New Mexico State University College of Education's Communication Disorders Program will hold an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. May 5 at the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center.

The event celebrates the center's clients and their families, as well as concludes the school year for students participating in the program. All are invited, including the Las Cruces community; NMSU faculty, staff and students; and Speech and Hearing Center clients and their families.

"The open house is an opportunity for the students, clients, families and the campus community to recognize that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. This event is a celebration of the work we do all year long in our clinic and what we do in preparing future clinicians to ensure the future of the profession," said Deborah Rhein, an assistant professor in the special education and communication disorders department.

In addition to the services held in the clinic on campus, students and faculty regularly provide hearing, speech and language screenings for the Las Cruces Public Schools, Gadsden Public Schools, Dona Ana County Head Start, NMSU Myrna's Children's Village, local day cares and the Las Cruces Region Special Olympians.

Better Hearing and Speech Month is an annual event that provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding or hearing.