Dana Longstreth, M.S., CCC-SLP

Position title: Emeritus Clinical Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist

Email: dlongstreth@wisc.edu

Dana Longstreth, M.S., CCC-SLP


B.A., University of Indiana–Bloomington
M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Statement

Dana joined the Department of Communicative Disorders as a clinical instructor in 1997. She spent the first 18 years of her career working as a speech-language pathologist in medical and rehabilitation settings with a focus on adult acquired communication, cognition and swallowing disorders.

As part of her clinical responsibilities, Dana supervises graduate students at UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, primarily serving adults with acquired disorders of communication related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurologic diseases. Her clinical teaching is heavily rooted in the evidence based practice triad: Best available clinical evidence, Client/patient values and expectations, and Individual clinical expertise. Dana’s clinical approach is also strongly influenced by the World Health Organization-International Classification of Disability-2001(WHO-ICF). The WHO-ICF is a biosocial model, providing a framework to guide clinicians in assessment and intervention decision making. An additional clinical area of special interest to Dana is the feminization of voice and communication skills

In addition to clinical teaching, Dana provides guest lectures in the areas of swallowing disorders, feminization of communication skills, and the speech-language pathologist’s role with the tracheotomy and ventilator dependent person.

Highlighted Activities

  • Recipient of the UW Letters & Science Academic Staff Excellence Mid-Career Award for 2010-2011
  • “Telling Life Stories” project for persons with aphasia supported by a HEX (Humanities Exposed) grant and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery’s Emerging Interfaces Award 2010-2011.
  • Member of ASHA Special Division 2-Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech & Language Disorders
  • Member of ASHA Special Division 3–Voice and Voice Disorders
  • Collaboration at UW Hospital and Clinics, Departments of Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology
  • National Aphasia Association
  • Member of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences