On the evening of Thursday, April 5, students from the Class of 2018 Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program
exhibited their capstone project posters to an attentive audience in the Hafter Student Community Center’s Bennett Lounge. Each of the projects provided services to a local population in need including playgrounds and apartment complexes.
The 29 soon-to-be graduates presented their projects and fielded questions from the crowd. The topics were:
- Language, Literacy, & Communication: Parent Training for Language Facilitation and Shared Story Reading presented by Taylor Ashe, Rachael Borman, Marissa Bruno, Jaclyn Fulmer, Claire Halberstadt, and Amanda Oller
- Concussion: The Invisible Injury presented by Kristen Faren, Kristen Hushen, Shana Kakareka, Danni McGinty, Caitlin Panella, and Stephanie Weitz
- Maintaining Interaction While Living in a Screened-In World presented by Maria Fabrizio, Teresa Fellows, Melissa Gabriel, Elle Skender, Andrea Tame, and Erika Velho
- Pragmatics and Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist: The Salus Way presented by Rachel Copare, Carleen Dumas, Grace Gawron, Amber Lewis, and Saranda Snyder
- Knowledge of Cognitive Abilities Across Aging Populations presented by Paige Albor, Deanna Cuozzo, Kyle Lees, Catherine Merritt, Paige Weissman, and Meghan Wilson
SLP faculty members – including Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, clinical director of the Speech-Language Institute; Kathleen Youse, PhD CCC-SLP-BC-ANCDS, Speech-Language Pathology department chair/program director; Patricia Martin Mayro, MA, CCC-SLP clinical instructor; Kyomi Gregory, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor; and Carrie Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor – provided oversight for each of the projects.
Serianni was excited for the students who were able to take their research and apply it to real life. “It’s great that their projects both promote [the University’s] program and raise awareness of the [Speech-Language Pathology] profession,” he said. He also made sure to note that all of the faculty is very proud of the students.
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