Oct 9, 2015: WSU Graduate Application Information Session|
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invite you to the Graduate application information Session if you are interested in applying for the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University.
The Graduate Application Information Session will include information on the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology curricula, clinical training programs, faculty research, the CSD facility and the application process. applicants will have the chance to meet with faculty members and graduate students, have their questions answered in person and visit the Speech-Language & Hearing Clinics.
Oct 16, 2015: 2015 Van Riper Lecture Series
Evolution of the Evidence Base in Dysphagia: Where we started, where we are now and where we are headed presented by Western Michigan University with speaker Dr. Cathy Lazarus. Dr. Lazarus is an Associate Professor in Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine and the Research Director fro the Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Center, THANC Foundation, at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Dr. Lazarus is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Her professional career has included research in the area of swallowing disorders; she has procured NIH funding ad participated in multi-site randomized clinical trials examining treatment for swallowing disorders. Dr. Lazarus is past president of the Dysphagia Research Society and is recognized for her expertise in the area of head and neck cancer. Dr. Lazarus is an ASHA Fellow.
Oct 17, 2015: Matlock Speech-Language Pathology Lecture Series at DMC & RIM
The Dysarthrias: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies presented by Paul Blanchet, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University. Dr. Blanchet's primary interests are neurogenic speech disorders and fluency disorders, as he is also a person who stutters. He is currently conducting research in these areas, and has given numerous presentations at professional conventions.
This intermediate level seminar for Speech-Language Pathologist will explain and illustrate the process of differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias using an ELMS analysis. Using a simple acronym, the clinician compiles and integrates the available information pertaining to the patient's Etiology, Lesion site, Motor signs and Speech deficits to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the type of dysarthria (or, at least rule out other types). the "hallmark" speech characteristics of each type of dysarthria will be briefly described. In addition, the neuromuscular basis of each type of dysarthria will be presented, along with descriptions of various etiologies, sites of lesion and non-speech motor signs. The use of this model in the process of differential diagnosis will then be illustrated via case analysis. Additionally, the speaker will explain and demonstrate practical treatment strategies for deficits in respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, and prosody.