News: Clinical Spotlight

UCF Division of Physical Therapy Opens Clinic for UCF, Central Florida Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | September 8, 2020
This fall semester, the Division of Physical Therapy opened a physical therapy clinic to serve the UCF and greater Orlando communities. The clinic is located inside the Health Center on...

UCF and Orlando Health Residency Program Offers DPTs Advanced Neurologic Training

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 20, 2020
Olivia Berry is the latest physical therapist to complete a neurologic residency offered by a partnership between UCF and Orlando Health. The UCF & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program offers post-graduate training in...

Clinical Spotlight: Janel Cosby

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 1, 2020
Janel Cosby ’04, audiologist and clinical lecturer in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is preserving, protecting and enhancing peoples’ hearing. As a child, she always wanted to pursue...

Terri Daly, An Advocate and Leader For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 29, 2020
The UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities currently serves more than 15,000 families, providing support and assistance to families with children on the autism spectrum. Terri Daly, the director...

Jane Hostetler: UCF Speech Pathologist Helps Parkinson’s Patients Speak Out

Written By: Megan Pabian | April 13, 2020
Jane Hostetler, an associate instructor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been working with Parkinson’s patients at UCF’s Communication Disorders Clinic to improve their communication skills since...

UCF Cleft Palate Expert Is Changing The Way The Condition Is Diagnosed And Treated

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 7, 2020
Craniofacial defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects. Lakshmi Kollara Sunil, assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is...

New Program Teaches Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder How To Eat Healthy

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 27, 2020
Overweight and obesity are common conditions in the U.S. pediatric population, but children with autism spectrum disorder have a 41 percent greater chance of having these health conditions than their...

Social Work Professor Helps Show Efficacy of Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 21, 2020
James Whitworth, Ph.D., LCSW with his dog, Cowgirl, who is definitely not a service dog. James Whitworth, associate professor in the School of Social Work, has devoted his career to...

Professor Helps Bring Stuttering Awareness to UCF – and Beyond

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 14, 2020
With nearly 68,000 students enrolled at UCF, there could be as many as 680 students who stutter, said Martine Vanryckeghem, a fluency disorders specialist and professor in the UCF School of Communication Sciences and...

Athletic Training Students Prepare To Be First-Responders

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 10, 2020
When trauma happens at athletic events, an athletic trainer is usually the first medical professional at an athlete’s side. An athletic trainer’s ability to think clearly and act fast can...

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