GWU Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department

GWU Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department Questions about the SLP Graduate program? email: [email protected] call: 202-994-7362 Questions about clinic services? call: 202-994-7360 The Speech and Hearing Center provides a full range of speech, language and hearing services for individuals of all ages with communicative needs.
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As an educational facility for students entering the profession of speech-language pathology, our Center maintains high standards in the delivery of comprehensive evaluations, treatments and trainings.

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Join us this Thursday, January 28th from 12-1:30pm EST to find out how to move your research from the academic realm to ...
01/25/2021

Join us this Thursday, January 28th from 12-1:30pm EST to find out how to move your research from the academic realm to the policy agenda in Congress in a talk with Mark Bayer, former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 20-year Capitol Hill veteran, and host of the weekly podcast, "When Science Speaks"!

View the flyer for more information and join us on Zoom here: https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/93808708781

Did you know that Amanda Gorman, an activist, Harvard graduate, and National Youth Poet Laureate, taught herself to say ...
01/22/2021
Amanda Gorman, Activist and National Youth Poet Laureate | Amanpour and Company

Did you know that Amanda Gorman, an activist, Harvard graduate, and National Youth Poet Laureate, taught herself to say the /r/ sound by repeating sound loaded Hamilton lyrics? Amanda and her twin sister were born prematurely and had developmental delays. She was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder in kindergarten in addition to a speech sound disorder. Amanda never thought she would overcome these obstacles and go on to speak at a Presidential Inauguration. She is such an inspiration! Hear more about her story here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpR7iELvVrI&ab_channel=AmanpourandCompany&fbclid=IwAR1B6R-cXGr6KjRBYM8Pw16aVIGcyJTjCPebM3MQNWpufU3Bjvj1kjd4CVM

Alicia Menendez sits down with Amanda Gorman, who at twenty-one years old is already a published author, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, and founder ...

01/06/2021

Congratulations to Prof Lim!

All US states and DC have state speech-language-hearing associations.The Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) is an organization for leaders of state associations. Through CSAP, state associations can continue important discussions, advocacy, and collaborations to keep changes to our profession moving in a positive direction for SLPs and Audiologists. Professor Kari Comer Lim served as President of the DC Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 2018-2020. She was recently elected Secretary for CSAP for 2020-2022. Congratulations Kari!

Join your GWU SLHS Family for a virtual evening of Holiday Cocktails and Cookies on December 17 at 8pm!  Please use this...
12/10/2020

Join your GWU SLHS Family for a virtual evening of Holiday Cocktails and Cookies on December 17 at 8pm! Please use this link to register: https://secure2.convio.net/gwu/site/Calendar?id=117610&view=Detail

Activities for the evening include Holiday Trivia, Recipe Swap, and a Kindness Quest Jamboard. Plus, holiday music and a chance to catch up with friends! We are excited to have you join us!

12/07/2020

Great part-time school SLP contractor position available starting February 1, with a possibility to start sooner if needed. The job is with Sterling Speech Associates, a small, SLP-owned, DC based agency that provides high-quality speech and language services to DC charter schools. The current need is about 9 contact hours per week, with the possibility of taking on occasional evaluations as well. Students are all at one charter school in NW DC. The charter and Sterling Speech have both been a pleasure to work with, and rates are very favorable. All therapy hours are currently virtual. Current SLP is only leaving the position due to an international move. Please contact [email protected] if interested.

Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Alumni Committee (Online)Please join your fellow ...
11/25/2020
Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with the Speech, Language and Hearing Alumni Committee 12-17-2020 - The George Washington University

Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Alumni Committee (Online)

Please join your fellow Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) alumni and faculty to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2020! Bring your favorite cocktail and/or cookie and connect with members of the SLHS Alumni Committee and alumni from around the world.

Activities throughout the evening include holiday games and trivia, a recipe swap, a kindness quest and more.

This event is free and open to alumni of the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Please register at the link below: https://secure2.convio.net/gwu/site/Calendar?id=117610&view=Detail

GW is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in relation to our alumni and donor events. The university, the GW Alumni Association, and the Office of Alumni Relations, continue to evaluate and proactively communicate about event status on a case-by-case basis. Please continue to monitor the alumni events...

Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Alumni Committee (Online, December 17th at 8:00pm...
11/25/2020
Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with the Speech, Language and Hearing Alumni Committee 12-17-2020 - The George Washington University

Holiday Cocktails & Cookies with Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Alumni Committee (Online, December 17th at 8:00pm est)

Please join your fellow Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) alumni and faculty to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2020! Bring your favorite cocktail and/or cookie and connect with members of the SLHS Alumni Committee and alumni from around the world.

Activities throughout the evening include holiday games and trivia, a recipe swap, a kindness quest and more.

This event is free and open to alumni of the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Please register at the link below: https://secure2.convio.net/gwu/site/Calendar?id=117610&view=Detail

GW is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in relation to our alumni and donor events. The university, the GW Alumni Association, and the Office of Alumni Relations, continue to evaluate and proactively communicate about event status on a case-by-case basis. Please continue to monitor the alumni events...

We are interested in investigating communicaiton development in young English/Korean/Spanish-speaking children in the Un...
09/28/2020

We are interested in investigating communicaiton development in young English/Korean/Spanish-speaking children in the United States and how the family's language use in the home affect children's language learning.

The study will consist of an online questionnaire, phone interview, and video language sample.

Please see the attached images for eligibility requirements and contact information!

Our own MA-SLP graduate student, Norah Aljunaidi and two SLP graduate students from Texas have developed a Relief Fund t...
08/17/2020

Our own MA-SLP graduate student, Norah Aljunaidi and two SLP graduate students from Texas have developed a Relief Fund to benefit The Lebanese Association for Special Education in Beirut and the World Central Kitchen. We are proud of our students’ humanitarian efforts and global activism. Please see more information below:

You’ve probably read about the recent tragedy and explosion affecting Beirut, Lebanon. This tragedy of such magnitude has left thousands displaced, injured, and forever changed. I am writing to you and asking you to join in supporting a cause very near to me: The Lebanese Association for Special Education located in Beirut was left damaged and in shambles. LASE is one of the few NGOs providing essential services to children aged 3-12 with disabilities including children with speech disorders, dysgraphia, dysphagia, and dyscalculia. In addition, I am eager to support another NGO, World Central Kitchen, an organization that is on the ground in Lebanon providing over 800 warm meals to those who need it most. Thank you for considering this cause, our Beirut Relief fund can be found at the link below: Venmo = NMNBeirutRelief
Link = https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3073899730305024927&fbclid=IwAR3CDd6AwDxkj4GMs7-dWf2ODelRXPWrrFaRT2TyhSsCP-nsMYSoygtTR6M

SLHS Faculty Member, Cynthia Core, has had a new research paper published in the Child Development Journal titled, "Expl...
08/04/2020
Explaining Individual Differences in Trajectories of Simultaneous Bilingual Development: Contributions of Child and Environmental Factors

SLHS Faculty Member, Cynthia Core, has had a new research paper published in the Child Development Journal titled, "Explaining Individual Differences in Trajectories of Simultaneous Bilingual Development: Contributions of Child and Environmental Factors". You can find it at the link below:

https://srcd.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cdev.13409

06/18/2020

Participate in research on developing community resources for families of young bilingual children

Who?
Professionals in the D.C. metro area who work with young bilingual children and their families

How long does it take?
Approximately 30-60 minutes (scheduled at a mutually convenient time)

What will you do?
Participate in 1 virtual or in-person interview or group discussion (with other professionals in the area)

If interested, contact: Windi Krok, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at 317-847-3995

06/05/2020

Dr. Greg Wallace and colleagues Sean Cleary and Paula Manion have been awarded a Population Health Team Science Award from The CTSI at Children's National. The title of their project is:

4 Engaging Autistic Voices in Education and Research (4EAVER): Creating a partnership with a community of autistic adults.

The overarching goal of this project is to a give a voice to autistic adults to guide the development of person-centered interventions that enhance the long-term well-being of autistic adults.

Congratulations!

05/18/2020
Community Covid Conversations in Speech-Language Pathology

GW will be online this summer. We miss being together but we are still in this together! Listen to our first year graduate student, Jessica Defreeuw, about the skills she has learned during this time of transition that will help her as a future SLP.

GW SLHS is going live on Facebook on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00pm ET. In January, 2020, 4 graduate clinicians went to Quer...
05/08/2020
GW SLP Goes Abroad – Follow our department as we go abroad

GW SLHS is going live on Facebook on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00pm ET.

In January, 2020, 4 graduate clinicians went to Queretaro, Mexico to increase their linguistic and cultural competencies in Speech-Language Pathology in a Spanish speaking country. For three weeks, all 4 students worked alongside Mexican “terapeutas de lenguaje” (speech therapists) in two community centers with their own focus on providing a high quality of service to specific populations in Spanish.

Join our graduate clinicians Datie Rogers, Sara Kalyan, Genesis Felizola, and Jessica Nolasco on Thursday, May 14 at 4pm ET to hear about their experience in Queretaro, Mexico. You can read more about the experience on the blog:
https://blogs.gwu.edu/ccas-slpgoesabroad/

04/27/2020
Short Video Series: CCC-SLP Community Covid Conversations in Speech-Language Pathology

Hear from Marcela Najera Vilches, a Speech-Language Pathologist in Mexico, about how she is adapting during this time. Marcela provides speech therapy for Gigi's Playhouse and Andale Para Oir in Queretaro, Mexico. Gigi's is a center for children and adults with Down syndrome. There are 41 centers in the US and only one center outside of the US. Andale's is a clinic that serves children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The SLHS study abroad program has been fortunate to build a relationship with these two facilities and work closely with them for the last 3 years.
See more about Gigi's and Andale's:
https://gigisplayhouse.org/mexico/
http://andaleparaoir.org/
Read more about the SLHS study abroad program: https://speechhearing.columbian.gwu.edu/study-abroad

Hey Alumni! Keep your GWU spirit strong by ordering a commemorative Speech, Language and Hearing sweatshirt! The sweatsh...
04/21/2020

Hey Alumni! Keep your GWU spirit strong by ordering a commemorative Speech, Language and Hearing sweatshirt!

The sweatshirt, created by the department's NSSLHA, is perfect for you and your family members, as it represents our wonderful program. It is priced at $55 for alumni. Stock up while you can!

If you are interested in receiving a sweatshirt, please complete this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-80J4LzMsCvYoRm2Qgxt6SGKbb1CQmSA84qZD8-hyswEvkQ/viewform

After completing the form, please Venmo @GWNSSLHA with your payment. If you are unable to Venmo, please email [email protected].

Note: The deadline to order is May 1st!

04/14/2020
Short Video Series: Community COVID Conversations with SLP's

The SLHS department wanted to update you on how we have transitioned during the COVID-19 outbreak. We also want to hear from you. Let us know in the comments below where you are located, how you've adapted during this time, and how people can help. Take care and stay safe!

Untangling the Trauma-Speech Connection https://columbian.gwu.edu/untangling-trauma-speech-connection?utm_source=newslet...
04/08/2020
Untangling the Trauma-Speech Connection | Columbian College of Arts & Sciences | The George Washington University

Untangling the Trauma-Speech Connection
https://columbian.gwu.edu/untangling-trauma-speech-connection?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Untangling%20the%20Trauma-Speech%20Connection&utm_campaign=April-2020-Spotlight

How does trauma link to speech and language disorders? Sarah Hine and a team of graduate researchers are using their experiences with vulnerable populations to guide speech pathology protocols.

SLHS Graduate Student, Genesis Felizola, has been invited to speak this Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! G...
03/10/2020

SLHS Graduate Student, Genesis Felizola, has been invited to speak this Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Genesis will be speaking to parents of children with disabilities about Fit Families, a research program Genesis helped conduct, and how parents can integrate communication strategies while playing games with their children.

Our Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department Faculty member, Dr. Adrienne Hancock, will be speaking at the Unive...
02/28/2020

Our Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department Faculty member, Dr. Adrienne Hancock, will be speaking at the University of Northern Iowa on Thursday, March 5th! The lecture is free and open to the public, visit comdis.uni.edu/hearst-lecture-series for more information!

Several of our alumni members participated in our annual Community Career Conversation (CCC) event on February 6, 2020. ...
02/08/2020

Several of our alumni members participated in our annual Community Career Conversation (CCC) event on February 6, 2020. Current graduate students had the opportunity to ask them about their experiences working in various settings in our field. The graduate students came away with valuable information that will help them in their pursuit of a CFY position and in their future careers. Many thanks to our wonderful alumni!

Below are a few testimonials from students on our independent study abroad trip in Queretaro, Mexico: "To have been able...
01/28/2020
GW SLP Goes Abroad – Follow our department as we go abroad

Below are a few testimonials from students on our independent study abroad trip in Queretaro, Mexico:

"To have been able to be a part of this independent study in Querétaro, México has been a true gift. I have learned so much about myself and about the field of speech and language therapy in Mexico. I feel that I have created invaluable relationships through my interactions with professionals, clients and people in the community. To be embraced in the Mexican culture is to feel completely accepted. It has been an entirely welcoming environment for honing my clinical and Spanish language skills."
-Datie

"These three weeks have been life-changing for me personally. As a clinician, I plan on working with families and children who speak Spanish as a bilingual speech language pathologist, and learning the terminology in our Spanish classes has allowed me to acquire the language needed to provide services for these families. I now feel more prepared to work with this population and look forward to putting everything I've learned into practice. It has been my dream for a long time to work with this population and going abroad to Mexico, providing services at Gigi's Playhouse and Andale, has made this dream come true. Although I am a native Spanish speaker, I learned a lot more than I expected by actually working with these children, their families, teachers, and Mexican speech language pathologists. I am forever grateful and will definitely be coming back to Mexico in the future after this trip!"

-Genesis

Follow our travel blog for more updates: https://blogs.gwu.edu/ccas-slpgoesabroad/

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History:

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences began in the early 1940s with an emphasis on enhancing the speech performance of GW students, an emphasis that remains today in our undergraduate program. Soon after its creation, the department became involved in assisting students with speech disorders and educating professionals who wished to serve persons with communication disorders. These efforts led to the establishment of the GW Speech, Language and Hearing Center in 1946.

Our mission is to advance knowledge of language and communication science and related disorders through teaching, research, and service. We accomplish this through the combined efforts of faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As part of the training and service missions of the department, the Speech, Language and Hearing Center trains graduate students to serve those with communication impairments in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists (both faculty and staff) provide the many hours of direct graduate student supervision necessary to ensure superb training for our students and quality speech language and hearing services to hundreds of clients per year. Faculty and students are also involved in clinical research projects, in which clients may participate.


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