News: Communication Disorders Clinic

Knox Named State President of National Nonprofit

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | January 23, 2019
In her role at the Communication Disorders Clinic, Debra Knox is a clinical instructor and supervises graduate students who work with the deaf and hard of hearing community. As of...

Children With Disabilities Receive Specially Adapted Toys

Written By: Fox 35 Orlando | December 8, 2018
On Saturday, two dozen children with physical disabilities celebrated the holiday season by receiving specially-adapted toys. The children and their families received the toys at a holiday party hosted by...

Multi-million Dollar Grant Aims to Help Children With Speech

Written By: Nicholson Student Media | July 9, 2018
Inside a small room decorated like a nursery, Alejandro Genovesi learns to speak English in full sentences by tapping an iPad. Alejandro is a five-year-old with severe speech delay. He...

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...

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