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.”

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‘Teachers are brain engineers’: UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers

June 14, 2018 — Kim Eckart

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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.

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During the training, medical students participate in several role-playing scenarios, with Speech and Hearing Sciences students in the role of patients with communication disorders.

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.

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‘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.

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FDA OK's UW-created therapy to protect hearing

February 5, 2018 — Brian Donohue

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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.

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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.

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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."

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How the UW helped a little girl triumph as a reader with dyslexia

October 31, 2017 — Julie Gunter

The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic connects with the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) to help transform the life of a student impacted by dyslexia

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