Aphasia House Founder Shares Her “Aha!” Moments
Janet Whiteside, founder and former director of Aphasia House at UCF, shares her “Aha!” moments about aphasia care in a new podcast produced by AphasiaAcess. In the 1970s, Whiteside observed that many skilled nursing facilities and institutions were not designed to facilitate personal communication. Moments like this led her to found Aphasia House for individuals with aphasia to regain their communication skills through personalized therapy. Hear the podcast
Children Receive Adapted Toys
Children with significant speech, language and physical disabilities received free toys adapted to meet their needs at a holiday-themed event Dec. 14 at the Communication Disorders Clinic. The children are clients of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) demonstration center within the clinic. Learn more in local news coverage by WESH 2 and News 13.
Sounds of Silence – J. Cosby
UCF Audiologist Janel Cosby shares her expertise on hearing loss in the “Sounds of Silence,” an article by Naseem S. Miller in the November 2017 issue of Orlando Signature. “It’s a silent disease,” said Cosby. “Research shows that on average, once a person internally admits or is aware of hearing loss, it usually takes them seven to 10 years to seek treatment.”
Aural Rehab Fall 2017
Audiologist Janel Cosby will offer aural rehabilitation sessions at the clinic on Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m., this fall for individuals with hearing loss who use cochlear implants and /or hearing aid technology. Click on the image to learn more.
UCF communication sciences and disorders alumna Elizabeth Hernandez ’09 ’13 received clinical training as a graduate student at the UCF Listening Center in the Communication Disorders Clinic. Today she is bilingual speech-language pathologist at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, where she specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more
Debra Knox – the Board of Clinical Educators for the Communication Disorders Clinic
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Debra Knox, clinical educator and coordinator of the Board of Clinical Educators for the Communication Disorders Clinic, as a member of the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Knox will serve on the 17-member council for four years, contributing her expertise in cochlear implants, hearing aids, hearing disorders and language disorders to assist the nearly 3 million Floridians affected by hearing loss.