Students and faculty members represented the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders well at the 2017 Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists Convention in May in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
After an eight-hour flight and a five-hour bus ride, five UCF communication sciences and disorders graduate students and their faculty advisor were eager to begin their 2017 spring break in Bauru, Brazil, participating in a study-abroad clinical experience of a lifetime.
Among the Aphasia House clients who have had a remarkable outcome is Wade Cole, a relatively young stroke survivor.
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)