News: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Staff Spotlight – Amy Buford

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 27, 2021
Since 2012, Amy Buford has been a staple in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an undergraduate academic advisor, working with undergraduate students to ensure they are on...

Collaborative Research on Health Literacy Reveals Impact that “Teach-back” Can Have on Patients

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 25, 2021
Visiting a healthcare professional can be a nerve-wracking experience for patients. It can be more challenging when the patient may not understand what the healthcare provider is saying to them. Limited health literacy is the number one risk factor...

CSD Alumna Earns Prestigious Certification, ASHA Award

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 25, 2021
Daniela Berrios ‘15 ‘17MA was recently selected as a Distinguished Early Career Professional by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the national organization for the profession. In addition to the award, she recently became...

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...

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