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.

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