News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Rosa-Lugo Honored for Developing Clinical Study Abroad Programs

Written By: Karen Guin | November 29, 2018
UCF Board of Trustees members and President Dale Whittaker recently honored Linda I. Rosa Lugo, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, for her trailblazing work in developing clinical study...

UCF Student to Receive $5000 Scholarship at National Convention

Written By: Karen Guin | November 14, 2018
Diana Abarca UCF graduate student Diana Abarca is one of three students nationwide selected to receive a $5,000 Minority Student Scholarship at the 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association convention Nov. 15-17 in...

Health Literacy: An Epidemic of Misunderstanding

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 19, 2018
October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate...

Award-winning Technology Gives Nonverbal Children a Voice

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 1, 2018
UCF researcher Oliver Wendt recently received an inaugural GAIN Award for technology that teaches communication and social skills to individuals with severe autism or developmental disabilities. GAIN (German Academic International...

Aphasia Club Creates a Family

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 19, 2018
To the members of UCF’s Aphasia House’s Friday Only Club, the therapeutic meetings are more than a way to improve their reading and speaking skills. The meetings also offer a...

Students Experience Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 30, 2018
Five graduate students in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders recently returned from a study-abroad trip to the Republic of Costa Rica during the break between summer classes and...

Student Wins Competitive $1,000 UCF Scholarship

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | August 16, 2018
Niki Loy, a senior communication sciences and disorders student, was selected as a recipient of UCF’s What’s Next: Integrative-Learning Scholarship for the fall semester. The scholarship awards up to $1,000...

Research Aims to Help Children with Communication Disorders Gain a Voice through Apps

Written By: Rachel Williams | 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...

Speaking About Better Vocal Health

Written By: Camille Dolan ’98 | May 2, 2018
It seems counter-intuitive, but as Professor Bari Hoffman Ruddy explains, “Whispering can actually lead to more damage. It is hard on the vocal folds due to turbulent airflow and increased...

Faculty Member Inspires Undergraduates to Participate in Research

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | February 9, 2018
Diana Abarca is a UCF undergraduate who conducts research every Friday at the Beta Center/UCP Downtown campus in Orlando. She runs and evaluates playgroups at the center, under faculty supervision,...