News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speaker Event Showcased AAC in Rehabilitation

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 20, 2021
Guest speaker and occupational therapist Michael Braun from Brooks Rehabilitation joined via hologram an expert panel convened at the CHPS Innovation Center on Oct. 18 in celebration of International AAC...

Inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair Connects Students and Community Members to Resources That Improve Lives

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 19, 2021
The UCF AAC Lab Collaborative, in partnership with the IMOVE Lab, hosted the inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair on Oct. 13 at the new CHPS Innovation Center — a convening hub for faculty, staff,...

UCF Grad Student Receives Hearing Aids Thanks to Philanthropic Gift

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ’98 | October 9, 2021
A fund created by a UCF alum helped Selena Lopez ’18 keep her dream to become a speech-language pathologist alive after she was diagnosed with hearing loss. Selena Lopez ’18, a graduate student...

Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research

Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in grant funding through a new...

AAC Lab Receives Gift of Mobile Makerspace to Build Adaptive Toys

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 20, 2021
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Florida has donated $10,000 to the UCF AAC Research-to-Practice Lab Collaborative – to bring the gift of joy to children with developmental disabilities. The...

Redesigning Student Success: Five Faculty Receive Funding for Interprofessional Education Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 13, 2021
Five academic and clinical faculty members recently received funding through the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative to collaborate across disciplines on a project to turn existing graduate courses into new...

A Full-Circle Journey: How a CSD Alumna’s Strengths and Family Drove Her Success

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 30, 2021
When Rachel Williams ‘96MA was growing up in Brevard County, her parents often urged her to consider a career in education. They were lifelong educators themselves, and knew their daughter...

CSD Undergraduate Defies Dire Predictions, Continues to Rise

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 26, 2021
When Ashlei McGhee, an undergraduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was born two and a half months early, she weighed barely 2 pounds and her brain...

Early Career Exposure Plants Seeds for Fruitful, Award-Winning Career for CSD Alumna

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | August 16, 2021
From an early age, seeds were planted in the mind and life of Athanasia Svenning ’16 ’18MA, leading her to the field of communication sciences and disorders.  Her mother, a pharmacist, often spoke with her...

Graduate Clinicians in CSD Help Make Happy Campers

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 3, 2021
Graduate student clinicians in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s program recently earned supervised clinical hours at a day camp for children who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing and...

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