News: Communication Disorders Clinic

Research Aims to Help Children With Communication Disorders Gain a Voice Through Apps

Written By: Science Magazine | June 5, 2018
Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the University of New Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined...

New UCF FAAST Lab Uses Technology to Help Speak

Written By: Fox 35 Orlando | June 3, 2018
Alejandro Genovesi’s parents have tried multiple speech therapy methods and found only frustration as the 5-year-old struggled through a massive speech impediment, or they did until they found the FAAST...

UCF Listening Center Offers Hearing-Loss Services for Children and Adults

Written By: Drexler B. James, '13 | October 31, 2017
Every Wednesday evening, Julie Shipp and her two children, 9-year-old Ethan and 6-year-old Addison, take an hourlong drive from Apopka to the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic for their weekly appointment....

Amy Engelhoven, New Director of Aphasia House

Written By: Camille Murawski '98 | August 28, 2017
For Amy Engelhoven, the new director of UCF’s Aphasia House, language has always been her passion. She studied communications and Spanish in college, and even spent a year abroad in...

Clinical Educator Charlotte Harvey to Retire This Summer

Written By: Camille Murawski '98 | June 30, 2017
When Charlotte Harvey was growing up in Clarksburg, Massachusetts, she became aware of the power of the spoken word when a favorite aunt asked her to read for 15 minutes...

Janet Whiteside, Founder and Director of Aphasia House, Set to Retire

Written By: Camille Murawski '98 | June 13, 2017
For more than 40 years, Janet Whiteside has helped men, women and children of all ages living with a speech disorder find their voices. She has inspired thousands of students...

Surviving a Tsunami – Carlos’ Story

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | April 21, 2017
In a video taken on Carlos Caram Dallapiccola’s first day at the University of Central Florida’s Aphasia House, his limited verbal speech is punctuated by the word, “Disculpa.” Aphasia House...

UCF Showcases Aphasia House at International Leadership Summit

Written By: Karen Guin | March 27, 2017
International leaders who study and care for people who’ve lost their ability to speak recently gathered at UCF to discuss new therapy that can profoundly improve a client’s quality of...

Aphasia House Turns Problems into Hope for Dan and Marla Barrett

Written By: David Janosik | January 3, 2017
The silence of aphasia — a disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control language and speech — has the power to destroy lives. But through...

Strokes Becoming More Common in Younger Adults, Aphasia House Helps

Written By: Karen Guin | December 8, 2016
Strokes are becoming more common in individuals aged 25-44, reported Abe Aboraya in a Dec. 5 segment on WMFE 90.7, a PBS affiliate. Learn how Aphasia House is providing help for young...

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