Posts tagged ‘Speech-Language Pathology’

PennLive Publishes Dr. McCullough’s Op-Ed on President Biden

Dr. Helga McCullough’s op-ed, “Joe Biden Overcame His Stutter on His Own…” was published by PennLive on President Biden’s inauguration day. Dr. McCullough, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, expressed admiration for President Biden’s determination, but notes that thankfully today there are far more professional options and programs for those who want to  improve disfluencies.

Faculty Collaborate with Students on Journal Publication

Faculty from three departments—physical therapyspeech-language pathology, and education—collaborated with students, now alumni, on “The Impact of an Aquatic Social Competence Program on Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of physical therapy, Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, and Dr. Jennifer Wood Kanupka, chair and associate professor of education and director of special education, worked with Dr. Andrew Deardofff ’18, D’20, Sarah Grow ’18, D’20, Lindsay Lane ’18, D’20, and Dr. Olivia Poltonavage ’18, D’20 on the project published in The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Dr. McCullough and SLP Receive Parkinson Voice Project Grant

Dr. Helga McCullough, on behalf of the Communication Sciences & Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology Department, was selected as a 2020 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd grant recipient through the Parkinson Voice Project. The grant will enable McCullough, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, to pursue training so the department can better serve individuals with Parkinson’s-related speech and voice issue in the LVC clinic. 

SLP Faculty Enhance Knowledge at ASHA Conference

Four members of the communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology faculty—Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor; Dr. Jennifer Ferry, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Helga McCullough, assistant professor; and Mindy Nguyen, director of clinical education—attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference in mid-November. The faculty members attended numerous sessions to enhance their knowledge of the field and learn about existing and upcoming trends.