A UW summer camp helps teens who stutter find their voices
August 29, 2018 — Kim Eckart
The assignment sat before him: a Mad Lib, one of those goofy, improvised stories that rely on random nouns, verbs and adjectives.
So 17-year-old Brandon began to tell the story, a made-up scene from a horror movie. Haltingly, he tried to form the words aloud: “choice,” “car,” “convention.”
‘Teachers are brain engineers’: UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers
June 14, 2018 — Kim Eckart
Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
May 17, 2018 — Kim Eckart
Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten – in basic math, reading, even friendship and cooperation – the more likely they will succeed in those same areas in school. Hence, “kindergarten readiness” is the goal of many preschool programs, and a motivator for many parents.
Preparing Doctors for Challenging Conversations
April 26, 2018 — Nancy Joseph
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) offers training to UW medical students each year to improve their interactions with patients with communication disorders. During the two-hour session, the medical students have opportunities to practice what they learn, with Speech and Hearing Sciences students role-playing as patients.
‘Differences can be a part of their skills’: Pilot program at UW offers on-the-job training for young adults with autism
April 5, 2018 — Kim Eckart
Project SEARCH helps Adults with Autism gain skills that can translate to other jobs as they begin looking for full-time work.
Summer Stuttering Camp for Teens
March 15, 2018 — Speech & Hearing Clinic
The 5th annual Summer Stuttering Camp for Teens will take place June 25-29, 2018, at the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Clinic.
New app rates restaurant noise levels
January 31, 2018 — Lisa Jennings
Consumers can use social media to rate a restaurant’s food, ambiance or speed of service. Now a new app will allow diners to rate the noise levels at their favorite eatery.
Developing Future Pediatric Audiology Leaders: The LEND Experience
November 14, 2017 — Jackson Roush, PhD; Ben Kaufman, MSW
The nationwide LEND Program prepares audiologists to treat children with both hearing loss and autism or other developmental disabilities.
Language Lost and Found
November 9, 2017 — Nancy Joseph
"We take for granted our ability to communicate. It is an elegant dance that we do every minute, every hour, every day of our lives."