Speech-Language Pathology Received a 1.25 Million Dollar Programming Training Grant


“The Speech-Language Pathology department received a 1.25 million dollar US Dept of Education, Office of Special Education Programming training grant that will prepare 50 speech-language pathology graduate students over the next 5 years to work with high needs children with communication disorders resulting from craniofacial anomalies. With an incidence of 1 in 600 births, craniofacial anomalies comprise the most common birth defect in the United States. Only 50% of programs nationwide have training in this area and fewer than 15% of graduate students receive clinical training in this area of practice. Our grant will provide students with the specialized training needed to effectively treat these children. Sixty-five (65)% of the grants funds go directly to the students. The funding pays for the additional interdisciplinary training, membership into the American Cleft Palate Association, travel funds to attend the ACPA’s annual conference, partial tuition towards their master’s program and a stipend for books and living expenses..” — Suzanne Moineau, Ph.D., CCC/SLP-L, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Program Director, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

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