Communication Sciences and Disorders

UCF CSD Program Shines at 2021 FLASHA Convention

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | July 19, 2021

group of students and faculty and alumni

Faculty, students and alumni from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders gathered together this past weekend at the 2021 Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual convention.

Among poster presentations, discussions and competitions, the UCF CSD program was a formidable presence.

Notable accolades

First Place, Knowledge Bowl

The CSD graduate student team placed first in the FLASHA Knowledge Bowl. The students – Gabrielle Bivona, Dillon Dupuy, Samantha Hasmi-Delgado, Maegan Hershner and Daniella Lopez- competed over two hours on Saturday in the PRAXIS exam-style competition to bring home the honor.

First Place, Poster Presentation

Word by Word: Targeting Semantics and Syntax with Preschoolers using AAC. Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Cathy Binger, Nancy Harrington, Seanan Evelyn, Ching-Yi Liao**, Nicole Rodriguez*, Samantha Pena*, Rocio Velasquez*, Miranda Maliszewski*

 

Below is a list of UCF faculty, students and alumni involvement at the convention:

*denotes student, **denotes alumni and graduate scholars, bold denotes faculty

 

Trauma: A Speech-Language Pathologist Perspective – Wyndi Capeci, Jason McCurry, Jayla Davis, Jossyris Silfa Salas**, Savannah Czapla

Word by Word: Targeting Semantics and Syntax with Preschoolers using AAC Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Cathy Binger, Nancy Harrington, Seanan Evelyn, Ching-Yi Liao**, Nicole Rodriguez*, Samantha Pena*, Rocio Velasquez*, Miranda Maliszewski*

Children’s Use of Eye-Tracking Technology to Communicate – Mariateresa H. Munoz, Kathryn Smrcka, Elizabeth Bello**

ASHA’s Multicultural Constituency Groups (MCCGs): Reflecting Diverse PerspectivesLinda I. Rosa-Lugo, Rachel Williams**, Steven Vertz

Stigma, Resilience and Support: Lived Experiences of Persons Who Stutter – Charlotte Harvey & Randy Panzarino*

An Introduction to Trauma Informed Education for SLPs – Rachel Archambault**

Memory, Sensory, and Play: Groups that Enhance Interactions with Food – Cindy Herde**

Voice Grand Rounds: All Star Edition – Michelle Bretl, Cara Bryan, Austin Collum, Jennylee Diaz, Emily Dunn, Helene R. Fisher, Melissa Grassia-Chisholm, Adam Lloyd**, Stacey M. Mentor, Jennifer Rodney, David Rosow, Bari Hoffman

 Healthcare Communication Practices for Optimal Patient OutcomesRichard Zraick & Ann Miller

group of students and faculty and alumni
Nicole Rodriguez, Rocio Velasquez and Nancy Harrington celebrate a First Place win in the poster presentation
Alumna Rachel Williams, professor at Nova Southeastern University, begins her presentation
UCF #1!!
UCF faculty, students, and alumni celebrate FLASHA 2021
Steven Vertz, Rachel Williams and Linda I. Rosa-Lugo present on Multicultural constituency Groups at FLASHA
Alumna Rachel Archambault presented on trauma-informed care
Alumnus Randy Panzarino and former instructor Charlotte Harvey presented on the lived experiences of persons who stutter
Team UCF celebrates the moment their team is announced as the winners of Knowledge Bowl
Victory in the Knowledge Bowl for these Knights
Nancy Harrington, Rocio Velasquez and Nicole Rodriguez

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