NMSU students help Peruvian kids with speech disorders

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – It’s the chance of a lifetime for a dozen students at New Mexico State University.

Students will help children from Peru with speech disorders learn to communicate.

The students spent two weeks in Peru providing speech and language therapy at a medical center.

Among those they helped, those who suffer from stuttering, autism and cleft palates.

Twelve students in all provided nearly 250 hours worth of speech therapy helping hundreds of patients and their families.

In one week, the group says they saw vast improvement.

The group has started to develop agreements with the university there in Lima in hopes students can continue to do the work.

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