News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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,...

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 Ruddy 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...

Dreaming Possibilities Through ASHFoundation Funding

Written By: Karen Guin | November 8, 2017
Originally published in The ASHA Leader, September 2017, Vol. 22, 68. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.22092017.68 As many communications sciences and disorders students head back to class, and in keeping with The ASHA Leader’s...

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....