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Content Creator
Sofia Haan

Digital Newsletters

CLAgency Content Creators write stories each semester that are published on departments' websites, shared via social media, and emailed out to department alumni and friends as a digital newsletter.

 

Recent Stories

Portrait of Kerry Witherell

Beyond the Classroom

With busy schedules and professional demands, it can become easy to get caught in the trap of your own work and inadvertently ignore the needs of other communities. Dr. Kerry Witherell is working to break her students out of their regular routine by serving people who need audiological services in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood.
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The Science of Stuttering

Language and our ability to communicate unites us. For some, however, disorders such as stuttering make connection more difficult. Through her research in the Speech Fluency Lab, Dr. Jayanthi Sasiekaran examines speech and language processes that contribute to speech fluency to understand why some people stutter.
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SLHS from Start to Finish

As graduation nears for many students, the last semester is a time to reflect on memories at the University. Graduating senior Kaitlin Trefethen looks back on the skills and experiences she gained through speech-language-hearing sciences and how she can take that knowledge into the future.
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Getting Speech Up to Speed

Difficulties in language development can cause children to fall behind academically and socially. Through her research with early language intervention and children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr. Liza Finestack is working to improve clinical practices and keep children from this population on track.
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Major Potential

“Even though I’m not using my degree in the way I imagined I would, I wouldn’t have gotten my job had I not had it.” 2018 SLHS graduate Payton Counts is pursuing a career path different than many in her field. Through the help of her education in CLA and the faculty behind her, she is able to do meaningful work in suicide prevention for native youth in the Twin Cities.
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The Brainiac

Jessica Brown, one our newest faculty members in speech-language-hearing sciences, is changing the way we look at traumatic brain injury and augmentative alternative communication.
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The Way We Talk

A screening of "The Way We Talk,” a documentary about living with stuttering by Michael Turner, sparked meaningful conversations about building community and support—for people who stutter and those who care about them.