In preparation for World Voice Day, April 16, the Communication Disorders Department is offering tips to keep voices vocally healthy. The sound of a voice comes from the vocal folds in the larynx vibrating to create a “buzz,” with its source of power deriving from the respiratory system. Professional voice users include more than just […]
Communication disorders students display the results of their recent diaper drive. The students collected more than 2,000 diapers to be distributed to area families in need. Both undergraduate and graduate communication disorders students were involved in the effort.
Save the date for Truman’s annual Language and Literacy Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. The guest speaker is Dr. Hannah E. Schneewind, and this year’s topic is “Matching Assessment with Instruction: Teaching All Learners in the Reading and Writing Classroom.” Dr. Schneewind currently works as a literacy consultant in a wide variety of schools in New York […]
The CMDS graduate program welcomed 10 new students in January, and sent 18 students off-campus to full-time internship sites for their final semester of graduate work. Currently, 35 graduate students and 12 seniors are on campus taking classes and providing services to the public in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Have a […]
The 30th annual Research Forum in Communication Disorders will be held at Truman on Wednesday, December 14, from 6:30-10 PM. This event is open to local professionals in communication disorders and it is anticipated that ASHA CEU’s will be available (pending approval). There is no cost to attend, however participants must be present for the […]
Dr. Julia Edgar, Dr. Amy Teten, Dean Janet Gooch, and Ms. Melissa Passe attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA] annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 17–19, 2016. The following Communication Disorders students made presentations at the ASHA Convention: Brandall Bond: Title of Presentation: An Examination of Diagnostic Testing Modifications to Assess Communication Disorders in African Americans. […]
CMDS faculty Ms. Patricia Hanson and Ms. Kelsey Aurand de Razo accompanied nine students to the fall NEMO Speech Pathology Association [SPA] meeting on November 18, 2016. The Speech Pathology Association is a group of northeast Missouri speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, speech implementers, and paraprofessionals who work in public schools. The program for the […]
The Communication Disorders Association [CoDA] [CMDS Student Organization] participated in the first Diaper Drive [for the 2016-2017 academic year] from October 17th to October 27th. Members of CoDA collected diapers [all sizes] and wipes for Kirksville families who are under financial strain. The diaper donations were dropped off at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic […]
The CMDS Department will host a Graduate Student Open House on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Faculty and current graduate students will discuss internship opportunities, the academic curriculum, the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic, financial aid considerations, and various topics of interest to prospective graduate students. Lunch will be provided. This even is open to all […]
The CMDS department welcomed 22 new students into the master’s program beginning in August, 2016. The new students came from undergraduate institutions including Truman State University, University of Central Missouri, Augustana College, Texas Christian University, National Chung Hsing University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, University of Northern Iowa, and University of MO-Columbia.