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A Very Special Year

Our program is embarking on a very special year! This year the program turns 75. In 1941, our program was founded by two prescient UVA faculty members who saw the need for the professions that became Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Karl Wallace, Professor of Speech, and Dr. Fletcher D. Woodward, Professor of Otolaryngology, convinced the Board of Visitors to establish an academic program in speech pathology and audiology and a center for clinical instruction and public service. Across our 75-year history, it’s possible to tally the number of graduate degrees conferred. Beyond calculation, however, is the number of infants, children, adults, veterans, and elderly patients whose lives have been positively impacted by all of those alumni. Read More »

In Pursuit of Solutions

Professor Nick Barone seeks more objective assessment protocols.

As standards of evidence for medically necessary treatments are tightening and being applied more broadly, voice therapy for disorders such as muscle tension dysphonia are no longer being covered by many insurers. Professor Nick Barone is pursuing more objective voice therapy techniques and assessment protocols that he hopes will one day meet rigorous standards for evidence. Read More »

Audiology Services Return

Professor Kristin Roush builds the client base after a brief gap in staffing.

Kristin Roush, assistant professor on the clinical faculty, wants the local community to know that the Curry School’s Sheila C. Johnson Center is once again offering a full range of hearing services. She has been working over the past year to rebuild a client base that fell off during a year and a half gap between audiologists. Read More »