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Mehta recognized by national group
Jyutika Mehta, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health and director of the Stroke Center - Dallas, received the Kenneth Viste, Jr., MD Memorial Lectureship Award at the 2023 American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Annual Meeting on March 15 in Charleston, S.C.
Signing skills give boost to nursing student
While nursing and becoming a midwife is her career goal, American Sign Language is preparing TWU junior Alana Douglas for her future. Her doctor has told her that by the time she is 40, she will be completely deaf in her right ear and have just 25 percent hearing in her left.
TWU professor recognized for innovative teaching methods in STEM
Chad Smith, PhD, a professor in the College of Health Sciences at Texas Woman’s University, received the Texas Girls Collaborative Project 2022 Educator Stand Up for STEM Award.
Clinic elevates language skills for those with speech disorder
The Texas Woman’s Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic has a long history in working with speech disorders and pivoted to teletherapy in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic brought in-person sessions to a screeching halt. The clinic continues to offer in-person and teletherapy sessions.
Center helped stroke victim reclaim language skills
On Oct. 12, 2019, Patrick Prock lost language. The words and sentences he wanted to say and the stories he wanted to tell were in his head. They were just too difficult to utter. It was on that day Prock suffered a stroke and spent two weeks in the intensive care unit. Three years later, Prock is blossoming. While learning to communicate again at The Stroke Center - Dallas on the Dallas campus of Texas Woman’s University, Prock found language again.
Kids camp uses LEGOS to raise science awareness
It was a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience that mixed children with different hearing capabilities with coding and robotics concepts – and the added bonus of LEGO building pieces.
TWU Legacy Leader follows passion to lead and change the world
Texas Woman’s communication sciences student Lesly Alvarado knew she wanted a way to continue making an impact when she enrolled in the university, and she found the Legacy Leaders program to be the perfect vehicle with which to do it.
TWU virtual camp uses Minecraft to entertain, educate children and students
Most elementary school students will tell you that playing video games such as Minecraft is fun, but as several K-6 deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) students discovered during Texas Woman’s Camp Minecraft, playing the game also can help build critical skills.
TWU interdisciplinary community service event benefits children, students
Texas Woman’s dental hygiene and post-baccalaureate certificate in bilingual speech-language pathology (SLP) students joined forces in July to provide preschoolers from the Ann Windle School for Young Children with free dental and hearing services. The event not only brought out many smiles for the children but also served as an important learning experience for the TWU students.
TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic gives Little Elm ISD students a reason to smile
A healthy and bright smile can instill confidence and pride, as 26 Little Elm ISD students discovered during TWU’s Giving Kids a Smile Day, held on April 10. During the event, the TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic provided the students, ranging from 4 to 17 years old, free preventative services, including x-rays, dental exams, cleanings, sealants and Silver Diamine Fluoride, as needed. The students also received oral hygiene instruction and nutritional guidance.
Three CHS students receive 2021 Outstanding Student Awards
Three Texas Woman's College of Health Sciences students received 2021 Outstanding Student Awards during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, March 25.
TWU dental hygiene student awarded $1,000 National Allied Health Scholarship
Texas Woman’s dental hygiene student Blair Baumann, Plano, TX, received a $1,000 Allied Health Scholarship from Platinum Educational Group, which helps health occupation students with preparation for written board examinations and facilities tracking student clinical requirements throughout their clinical, educational program.
Finding ingenuity during difficulty: Dental hygiene alumna invents handy tool
It is often during our most difficult days that we find skills we didn’t know we possessed. That certainly was the case for Texas Woman’s dental hygiene alumna Courtney Crew (BS ’06), who took her personal health struggles and created an invention that is aiding professionals in the dental industry.
SLP graduate demonstrates unwavering determination to pursue new career path
Prayers, perseverance and sheer determination are what Texas Woman’s speech-language pathology master’s program graduate Dorothy Henking credits for sustaining her through her life’s journey. Now ready to embark on a new career path, she is eager to face the future thanks to the support of her family and her experience at TWU.
TWU clinics offer teletherapy to assist clients and continue students’ education
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Woman’s is responding to the needs of its Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic and The Stroke Center-Dallas clients and speech-language pathology students by offering teletherapy sessions, free of charge, in place of in-person appointments.
TWU faculty members receive grant to assist children with autism
Texas Woman’s Associate Professor Jyutika Mehta, PhD, and Professor Cynthia Gill, EdD, of the Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health, received a grant for $291,847 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to fund their work on autism.
Muchinka Peele: TWU student leads cause for change in Zambia
TWU PhD student Muchinka Peele (special education) is on a mission to help the people of Zambia. Traditionally in her home country, those with disabilities have been shamed and hidden. Education and advocacy are slowly changing these views, and Peele is leading the cause.
TWU dental hygiene students, faculty provide services in Peru
For the past three years, TWU dental hygiene clinical professor Leslie Koberna and her students have ventured to Guatemala, working in make-shift facilities and mobile dental units to treat and clean the teeth of orphans, school children and families who might not get these services elsewhere. Last month, Koberna took her students 2,000 miles further south to provide dental hygiene services to nearly 300 people in Lima, Peru, during an 11-day faculty-led education abroad experience.
Retired professor’s brainchild addresses SLP shortage
As attendees looked out over the sea of graduates this month, they saw a group of them wearing mortar boards adorned with feathers.
That was our students’ salute to retired TWU Associate Professor Allan Bird, who two decades ago received a Texas Education Agency grant for the unique program he created: a two-year distance-learning master’s degree.
Register now for TWU summer camps
Looking for educational and fun activities for your children this summer? Texas Woman's University provides a variety of camps for local children of all ages. Dance and theatre, writing, science and technology, sports and speech round out the offerings on the university's Denton campus.
Summer camp tackles rare childhood speech disorder
TWU is the only university in Texas to offer a special camp to help families overcome childhood apraxia, a neurological disorder affecting speech. NBC5 DFW aired a news story highlighting the positive impact our CHAMP Camp program has on young lives.
Texas Woman’s faculty Christopher Bolinger wins national research award
Texas Woman’s University communication sciences and disorders faculty member Christopher Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was selected as one of 10 recipients for a national research award given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
TWU tackles shortage, growing demand for speech therapists with unique collaborative program
Texas Woman’s University—one of the nation’s top producers of speech therapists—will place 124 new graduates in public schools across the state, the largest group of speech-language pathologists to graduate in Texas this year. Because of this program, the Lone Star State's public schools benefit from cost savings and a guaranteed pipeline of high-demand professionals.
Gov. Abbott appoints communication sciences student as new student regent
Calling it “an amazing opportunity to speak for other students,” Rachel Iacobucci made it her goal her freshman year to become the student regent for Texas Woman’s University. This goal became a reality when Gov. Greg Abbott named Iacobucci TWU’s student regent April 26.
Communication sciences student attends class via “robot”
Technology came to life in a whole new way for Margie Crow this summer, as the Texas Woman’s University graduate student was able to use a “robot” to interact with her professor and classmates face-to-face, despite being 90 miles away from Denton.
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