Western Michigan University

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

College of Health and Human Services

 
 

Man and woman playing with toys.

Preschool Language Intervention Program grows in 2013

Rachel Eagly and her son.

Aphasia Communication Enhancement Program continues to accomplish in 2012-13

Voice clinic tools

Voice lab quality continues

Cochlear implant device

Cochlear implant services expand

Summer 2013 eNewsletter

Message from the chair

Ann Tyler

Greetings! I am thrilled to provide the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology's first eNewsletter with a focus on what is happening in our Charles Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinics. As I write this, demolition of the Speech and Hearing Center on the old East Campus is underway, with many of us experiencing a bit of melancholia surrounding our former residence and what it represents in our memories. But memories are in fact the lasting connections we all have with one another, taking the form of visual images, stories, sounds, words, even smells in our minds' eye. Your memories of clinic days of the past are undoubtedly fond and vivid, but new ones proliferate in our vibrant clinic.

I hope you enjoy reading the news about clinical programs you may recognize from your time here and new ones. Please know that your donations earmarked for the speech and hearing clinic were essential in funding our new hi-definition stroboscopy unit. Thank you for this and all of your support! Together, gifts large and small have a real, positive impact on the education experience for students and the many individuals and families that benefit from speech and hearing services.

As we keep our legacy alive, we recognize the strength of our alumni and friends and the tradition of excellence this group has established in our professions. Our Alumni Board is being formed this summer and will begin exploring alumni engagement opportunities, such as the alumni mentoring luncheon we plan to hold at the close of the Van Riper Lectures. The Lectures, student and faculty achievements, research, and strategic planning are all items that will be featured in our next newsletter in the fall/winter.

Look for that as the air chills, and as always, let us know if you have news or wish to connect. And, always feel free to come and visit.

News from the clinic

Clinic review: What's ongoing and new?

Preschool Language Intervention Program grows in 2013

Grad students screen community preschoolers

Aphasia Communication Enhancement Program continues to accomplish in 2012-13

Department initiates workshop series

Voice lab quality continues

Cochlear implant services expand

 

 
 

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