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Rochelle Newman

Chair and Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Science

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Child Development

Hearing and Speech Sciences

Language Proficiency


Rochelle Newman is Chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, as well as Associate Director of the Maryland Language Science Center. She also helped found the UMD Infant & Child Studies Consortium and the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium. Her research focuses on speech perception and language acquisition. More specifically, she is interested in how the brain recognizes words from fluent speech, especially in the context of noise, and how this ability changes with development.

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