5 - Number of faculty members receiving FLASHA's "Honors of the Association Award" (statewide)
248 - Number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2015-16
81 - Number of master's degrees awarded in 2015-16
~2,000 - Number of clients served by the Communication Disorders Clinic in 2015-16
11 - Number of faculty members who are fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Ehren and Clinical Instructor Tom Ehren
traveled to Hong Kong this month to work with leaders of its Speech
and Hearing Services Section (photo). The section
launched a partnership with Barbara Ehren 10 years ago to improve
speech-language pathology services in Hong Kong schools. "Now they
have many SLPs in secondary schools," she said. "What a joy it is
to work with them and see them progress so substantially. They are
serious about offering state-of-the-art speech-language services to
children and adolescents."
Associate Professor Kenyatta Rivers has been appointed editor of
ECHO: The Journal of the
National Black Association of Speech-Language and Hearing
by the journal's Board of Directors. The journal is an
international, peer-reviewed, professional e-journal whose focus is
on communication and communication disorders within and among the
social, cultural and linguistically diverse populations, with an
emphasis on those populations who are underserved.
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Debra Knox, clinical educator and
coordinator of the Board of Clinical Educators for the
Communication Disorders Clinic, as a member of the
Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Knox will serve on the 17-member council for four years,
contributing her expertise in cochlear implants, hearing aids,
hearing disorders and language disorders to assist the nearly 3
million Floridians affected by hearing loss.
Congratulations to Kevin Chambers on his
receipt of the 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year Award from the
National Stuttering Association!
Chambers is coadvisor of the NSA's Orlando Chapter with
Professor Martine Vanryckeghem.
Associate Professor Anthony Pak Hin
Kong is the author of Analysis of Neurogenic
Disordered Discourse Production - From Theory to
Practice, published this month by Routledge. His book
provides a comprehensive review and discussion of aphasia and its
related disorders. Learn
KiddyCAT, a communication attitude test for preschool and
kindergarten children who stutter co-authored
by Professor Martine Vanryckeghem and used worldwide, has
been translated into Polish. To learn more about the Polish
KiddyCAT, visit http://bit.ly/1LVFEj5.
Professor Michael Crary coauthored with Michael
Groher, Ph.D., a second edition of their widely accepted
textbook Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and
Children. Learn more about the
new edition, published by Elsevier.
NSSLHA gives me the opportunity to connect with young professionals who share a similar passion as well as volunteer in our community to promote awareness about disorders and the role of a speech-language pathologist.
— Kristina D'Errico,
president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at UCF
Being an SLP-ELL scholar enabled me to gain the knowledge and skills I need to be a better SLP working with English Language Learners. I feel confident in my abilities thanks to the master's program and SLP-ELL grant.
— Amber Suarez ,
M.A. in communication sciences and disorders with a federal grant-funded specialization ('14)
Aphasia House offered me unique therapy not available anywhere in our region.
— Denette Schweikert,
artist, stroke survivor and former Aphasia House client
Aphasia House provided me with a unique and memorable experience where I was able to experience being a clinician, in a real world setting, working with clients and their families.
— Ashley Mignon,
M.A. in communication sciences and disorders ('14)