CSD in the News
Written by Melanie Buhr-Lawler, AuD, & Amy Hartman, AuD for the Hearing Journal on July 05, 2016
Melanie Buhr-Lawler, AuD, and Amy Hartman, AuD, describe how the audiology education program at the University of Wisconsin goes beyond what is typically taught in traditional audiology classrooms. The University of Wisconsin audiology (AuD) clinical faculty have developed and implemented a program to actively teach clinical reflection, mentoring, and leadership skills to future audiologists.
Written on June 01, 2016Studies have found most rural residents over age forty experience substantial hearing impairment. To raise awareness, Melanie Buhr-Lawler and students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders attend the Tomah Tractor Pull, an annual Wisconsin event that draws sixty thousand spectators.
Written on June 01, 2016Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Michelle Ciucci's work on speech and swallowing defects in Parkinson’s patients and in rodent models of the disease has shown that dopamine replacement doesn’t noticeably improve speech quality in Parkinson’s patients, suggesting that a dearth of the neurotransmitter is not the sole cause of these deficits
Written on May 08, 2016
Many children who have cerebral palsy (CP) cannot communicate effectively with the people in their life. They never develop the ability to express everything they want to say to anyone they want to say it to. Can you imagine how this would impact life, educational experiences and social interactions?
Written on April 12, 2016Michelle Ciucci, PhD, talks about how ASHFoundation funding helped with her research in how Parkinson's disease effects communication and swallowing.