News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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...

Dreaming Possibilities Through ASHFoundation Funding

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

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....

UCF Helps Launch Go Baby Go! in Belgium for Children with Limited Mobility

Written By: Rachel Williams | October 25, 2017
The first Belgian chapter of Go Baby Go!, an outreach program that works to give children with mobility impairments more freedom, launched this week thanks to the help of the...

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...

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