The Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department offers a comprehensive program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that explores the normal and disordered processes of human communication. The curriculum includes studies on a variety of communication disorders and clinical procedures and is complemented by the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus – which includes a Regional Assistive Technology Center and an Auditory Processing Disorders Clinic, and provides a real-world setting for students to gain hands-on clinical practice experience.
Students have the opportunity to participate in valuable educational activities and community service events through the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association in conjunction with Sertoma (SERvice TO Mankind), a local organization that promotes better speech and hearing in the community. The program prepares students for admission to graduate level study of speech-language pathology or audiology, or to pursue careers in hearing conservation, education of the hearing impaired, and other related areas.
Nancy Paul, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, will have a previously published article “Strategies Used by Communication Partners of Aphasic Speakers” featured in an online article collection focusing on Aphasia and Language Disorders through the Routledge, Taylor and Francis publishing group. The article collection will be freely available for the remainder of 2014, via the collection homepage.
Nancy Paul and Mary Drake of the Speech Language Hearing Sciences department have received a grant from the national SERTOMA (Service to Mankind) service organization for a project involving graduate students and faculty entitled: Hearing and Memory Screening Service-Learning Project. The project involves outreach to area assisted living communities for senior citizens. Along with hearing [...]
Two graduate students from Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences department presented research at a regional conference of the MN State Speech-Language Pathology Association in Rochester, MN in April. Nicole Hallin (Richard Adler, research advisor) presented on teachers’ perception and importance of vocal health. Aubrey Vesledahl (Richard Adler, research advisor) presented on teachers’ ability to recognize fluency disorders among [...]
The Fargo/Moorhead chapter of the National Stuttering Association (a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of people who stutter) holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (March 20, April 17, and May 15) at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 210 of Murray Hall at MSUM. New faces are always welcome! Contact Bruce [...]