In Memoriam: Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP

Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP
Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP

Former clinical faculty member Florence Filley, M.A., CCC-SLP, passed away on May 7, 2024.

Florence taught at North Dakota University and Ohio State University before coming to UW-Madison in 1963. She worked as a Clinical Instructor teaching in the area of fluency disorders in the Speech and Hearing Clinics at UW-Madison in addition to maintaining her own private practice.

Florence loved her work and was highly respected for her contributions. She impacted many people through her teaching, many workshops, and continuing in her own private practice after retiring from the University in 1994. Florence was granted Emeritus upon her retirement. Her work at UW-Madison also included chairing or serving on a number of university committees as well as elected to serve on the department’s review committee from 1987-1991. During her tenure, she was honored with the Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a nomination for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Communicative Disorders (now Communication Sciences and Disorders). She went on to co-author a text book with her dear friend and colleague Lois Nelson on treating children’s speech fluency.

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