Dr. Ramachandra stands to the right of a projection screen.

CSD Professors Present at 2019 PA Speech-Language Pathology Convention

Two Marywood University professors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Vijayachandra Ramachandra, Ph.D., associate professor, and Bruce Wisenburn, Ph.D. associate professor, recently presented at the 2019 Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, which was held in Lancaster, Pa.

Dr. Ramachandra presented a seminar titled, “How Synesthesia Can Inform Us about Language Acquisition in Children and Language Recovery in Aphasia.” Dr. Wisenburn presented a seminar, which was co-authored by Edward Crawley, Ph.D., associate professor in the Psychology Department at Marywood, titled, “Objective Review of Therapies for Agrammatism Due to Aphasia.”

The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA), founded in 1960, is a professional organization of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and teachers of the hearing impaired. PSHA serves as a liaison between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its Pennsylvania members; represents its members’ interests in legislative affairs; recommends standards for training and practices; provides information about effective programs and services in communication disorders and other related fields; works to inform the public about the profession; encourages basic scientific study of the process of individual human communication; and monitors licensure board activities.

Marywood University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology programs prepare students to enter the profession of speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Individuals pursing such careers have an interest in working with people who have communication deficits in the areas of speech and/or language and/or hearing, as well as swallowing disorders.