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Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

News & Highlights in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology Interprofessional Seminar

The Loyola Clinical Centers in partnership with Loyola University Maryland's graduate Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology programs will host an interprofessional seminar on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center - Timonium Campus from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. This unique opportunity brings together graduate students from two distinct disciplines and exposes them to real-life journeys from the perspective of the parent of a child with a disability as they navigate today's educational system.

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D., Assists Police Training with Improv

In 2016 Maryland became the first state to require disability training for police officers. To assist in the training and program design, Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ph.D., chair of speech-language and hearing sciences, and Leah Saal, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy, were awarded a $43,961, two-year grant from the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) for their innovative project, “Learning to Lead: Training Self-Advocate Educators for Law Enforcement.”

Speech Students Featured on Patriot League Network

Three Loyola undergraduate speech-language-hearing sciences students have been featured in a recent Patriot League video feature. Julianna Cabrera, '19, Beth Eversman, '20, and Sarah Bayer, '22, were profiled for the special bond that they share as both student athletes on the Greyhound women's soccer team and as undergraduate speech-language-hearing sciences students.

“Inherent beauty in the spoken word”

Lena Caesar, Ed.D., Ph.D., associate professor of speech-language-hearing sciences, has been awarded a two-year research grant in support of her research project, “The Ecological Validity of Narrative Sample Analysis for Diagnosing Language Disorders in Guyanese Children.” Caesar will use the $75,000 grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to work to improve the lives of children in Guyana, South America, by collecting evidence-based data that will assist in the accurate diagnosis of communication impairments in clinical populations.

Tepanta Fossett, Ph.D., Receives Award from ASLHA

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Hearing Sciences, Tepanta Fossett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, has been awarded an Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. This award is intended to support the academic-research careers of faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders. With this award, Tepanta will conduct research on her project titled “Test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the multiple-choice version of the Story Retell Procedure.”

Why Loyola’s Jesuit Mission Matters in a Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program

Ask any student of speech-language pathology why they entered the field. Some will mention the promising career opportunities, others the fascinating science behind their work. But one thing they all have in common: strength of compassion and unyielding desire to help others. In all speech-language pathology programs, you’ll learn how to provide such care. But only at a school like Loyola University MD, with its strong Jesuit roots, can you deeply explore why.

Why Speech-Language Pathology?

When you become a speech-language pathologist, you are choosing to spend a rewarding career helping people across the lifespan manage or overcome challenges with communication or swallowing and live their best possible life.

Dr. Caesar
Faculty

Lena Caesar, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Lena Cesar, Ed.D., Ph.D., believes in challenging her students to become global-minded citizens

Speech-Language Pathology