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  • 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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Students, Faculty Members Win Accolades at 2017 FLASHA Convention

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

They earned several accolades, including:

1st place poster award - "Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment: Exploring Symbol Type & Iconicity." Authored by Pam Resnick, Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Kelly Williams, Sarah A. Gray and Lauren Fine

2nd place poster award - "Culturally-Fair, Language-Literacy Instructional Strategies for Working with AAE Child Speakers." Authored by Kenyatta O. Rivers, Sara A. Gray and David L. Ratusnik

3rd place poster award - "Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology in Brazil: An International Clinical Experience" Authored by Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, Diana Bosquez, Kaira Clapper, Laura Flores, Joann Medina and Sonya Persaud

In addition, the UCF team (below) won the Praxis Bowl, a competition in which students answer questions derived from the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis Exam, an examination that certifies speech-language pathologists.

2017 FLASHA - Praxis Bowl Win

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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)
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