Communication Disorders Blog

  • Annual Language & Literacy Conference on April 28

    February 22, 2017

    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 […]

  • Welcome to New Grad Students

    February 6, 2017

    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 […]

  • 30th Annual Truman CMDS Research Forum Dec 14

    November 28, 2016

    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 […]

  • Congrats to Truman’s 2016 ASHA Presenters!

    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.  […]

  • Fall NEMO Speech Pathology Assoc Mtg

    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 […]

  • CoDA Diaper Drive Project Big Success

    November 20, 2016

    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 […]

  • CMDS Grad Open House Sat. Nov 5, 2016

    October 8, 2016

    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 […]

  • 22 New CMDS Grad Students Hail from Everywhere!

    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.

  • Teten New Chair of CMDS

    July 2016 Upon the retirement of Dr. Paula Cochran, Dr. Amy Teten  became the Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders.  Dr. Teten returned to Truman [previously in the CMDS Department at Truman from 2003-2006] in January 2016, after being at the University of Nebraska-Omaha for seven years.

  • Passe Attends ETS National Exam Advisory Session

    June 2016,  Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic director Melissa Passe attended the National Advisory Council meeting for the Speech-Language Pathology National Examination at the ETS office in Princeton New Jersey.

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