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Shedding light on communication, hearing challenges

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We take so much for granted each day. One of those things is the ability to hear and effectively communicate.

According to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, May is better hearing and speech month. Jennifer Kerr, clinical assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders, and Lauren Jones, director of the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, share about the resources at the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at Missouri State.

Explore the clinic’s offerings

Operated year round, this free clinic offers a full range of speech and language services as well as audiological services. It is operated for the benefit of the community, noted Jones, who says that you don’t need a physician referral for an appointment.

We all could need these services one day

For families who may have a child that is deaf or hard of hearing, the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic also offers a preschool.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is located inside the Professional Building at the Northeast corner of Cherry and Kimbrough.

For more information on the free services offered at the clinic, visit the website. To schedule an appointment call 417-836-5275.

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Aphasia research shared in upcoming Mind’s Eye

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Dr. Alana Kozlowski

Congratulations to Dr. Alana Kozlowski. Her research will be profiled in the 2016 issue of Mind’s Eye (released in September). Her work is currently being featured on Missouri State’s research page and on the Mind’s Eye blog.

“Often my goal as a speech-language pathologist was to help clients effectively and efficiently express their wants and needs. However, I began to question whether having a shared social experience with or without words may be equally important. Maybe a shared social experience was more important than words to a 75-year-old who had been married 50 years,” she mused.

We are so proud of all of our departmental faculty. Your research continues to be a point of pride for the university, and it truly touches the community.

Read the full story.

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Maroon Minute recognizes Dr. Julie Masterson

As a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Julie Masterson has long been curious about the relationship between reading, spelling and speaking. To better understand what kids need to learn and how best to teach them, Masterson designed tailored interventions based on how children spell various types of words.

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Professor receives highest honor from national organization

Professor Dr. Julie Masterson is among a small group of individuals receiving the Honors of the Association award — the highest honor that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) bestows. She will be recognized Nov. 13 at the annual ASHA Convention in Denver, Colorado. About Masterson Masterson has been an ASHA member since 1980. Throughout her career, […]

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