Marla Kovatch M.A., CCC/SLP
Professor of Practice
I joined Marywood University in 2009 as an adjunct clinical supervisor assisting with speech-language-hearing screenings and language stimulation groups. I have become a full time clinical faculty member in August 2013. I am currently the facilitator of the Marywood University Aphasia Support Group and Clinical Supervisor for the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Marywood University and my Master of Arts Degree from University of Maine, Orono. I am a PA licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have focused my clinical practice in the treatment of both pediatric and geriatric clients in a variety of setting which include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, public and private schools, and private practice. I have clinical experience with Family Based Treatment as a service delivery model as well as teaching communication methods for reducing challenging behaviors. My primary areas of interest are speech-language/cognitive disorders related to aphasia and traumatic brain injury, AAC with complex communication needs, ESL/accent modification, and Language/Literacy.