News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Multi-million dollar grant aims to help children with speech disorders through technology

Written By: Fernando Narro | July 6, 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...

Study Aims to Help Children With Speech Disorders Communicate Using Mobile Apps

Written By: ANA DE BARROS, PHD | June 20, 2018
U.S. researchers have been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how technology can potentially boost language therapy for children with severe speech disorders, including...

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...

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...

Speaking About Better Vocal Health

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

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,...

Autistic Boy, 4, Says ‘Hi, Mr. Passenger,’ As SunRail Conductor for a Day

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | January 18, 2018
James Richart loves trains. The 4-year-old Winter Park boy with autism often spends hours sitting on his living room floor linking toy tracks and pushing along the engine, cars and...

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Ann Cooke ’98

Written By: Karen Guin | November 27, 2017
Mary Ann Cooke ’98 was a newly single mother-of-two when she decided to go back to college. Even then, she knew that UCF stands for opportunity. Read about Cooke’s journey...

Faculty Members to Receive Honors, Recognition at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

Written By: Karen Guin | November 8, 2017
Professor Bari Hoffman will be honored with the Fellowship of the Association award at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nov. 9-11 in Los Angeles. This honor is bestowed to those...

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