November 15, 2017

Behavior Assessment Battery – Adults

Professor Martine Vanryckeghem is co-author of the new online Behavior Assessment Battery for Adults Who Stutter, a set of evidence-based, self-report test procedures for speech-language pathologists and other professionals who are assisting adults who stutter.

August 22, 2017

Professor Kent-Walsh Selected for LEP Training, Inaugural UCF Award

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder, is one of three COHPA faculty members to be chosen for the inaugural UCF Luminary Award, designed to shine a light on exceptional faculty whose research is advancing their discipline and has been recognized both nationally and internationally over the past 3 years. Kent-Walsh also was selected to participate in the Leadership Empowerment Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. LEP provides opportunities for selected faculty and staff to gain career-enhancing skills and experiences in today’s changing educational environment.

August 15, 2017

COHPA Faculty Selected For Inaugural UCF Award

Three faculty members will be recognized Oct. 18 with the inaugural UCF Luminary award, designed to shine a light on exceptional faculty whose work is advancing their discipline and making a difference. This year’s recipients are Naim Kapucu, professor and director of the School of Public Administration; Jennifer Kent-Walsh, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder; and Jennifer Tucker, lecturer in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

March 30, 2017

Speech and Hearing Services in Hong Kong

Professor Barbara Ehren and Clinical Instructor Tom Ehren traveled to Hong Kong this month to work with leaders of its Speech and Hearing Services Section (photo). The section launched a partnership with Barbara Ehren 10 years ago to improve speech-language pathology services in Hong Kong schools. “Now they have many SLPs in secondary schools,” she said. “What a joy it is to work with them and see them progress so substantially. They are serious about offering state-of-the-art speech-language services to children and adolescents.”

January 10, 2017

Kenyatta Rivers appointed editor of ECHO

Associate Professor Kenyatta Rivers has been appointed editor of ECHO: The Journal of the National Black Association of Speech-Language and Hearing by the journal’s Board of Directors. The journal is an international, peer-reviewed, professional e-journal whose focus is on communication and communication disorders within and among the social, cultural and linguistically diverse populations, with an emphasis on those populations who are underserved.

November 29, 2016

Debra Knox apointed clinical educator and coordinator

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.

July 8, 2016

Kevin Chambers – 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year Award

Congratulations to Kevin Chambers on his receipt of the 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year Award from the National Stuttering Association!    Chambers is co-advisor of the NSA’s Orlando Chapter with Professor Martine Vanryckeghem.

January 28, 2016

Associate Professor Anthony Pak Hin Kong gets published

Associate Professor Anthony Pak Hin Kong is the author of Analysis of Neurogenic Disordered Discourse Production – From Theory to Practice, published this month by Routledge. His book provides a comprehensive review and discussion of aphasia and its related disorders. Learn more

November 6, 2015

KiddyCAT co-authored by Professor Martine Vanryckeghem

KiddyCAT, a communication attitude test for preschool and kindergarten children who stutter co-authored by Professor Martine Vanryckeghem and used worldwide, has been translated into Polish. To learn more about the Polish KiddyCAT, visit

September 25, 2015

Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children

Professor Michael Crary coauthored with Michael Groher, Ph.D., a second edition of their widely accepted textbook Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children. Learn more about the new edition, published by Elsevier.