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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311

Health Sciences, 265

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6427

Fax: 307-766-6829

Email: comdis@uwyo.edu

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UW Undergraduate Isabelle Mijares.

UW Undergraduate in Division of Communication Disorders Receives National Scholarship

March 11, 2021. An undergraduate student with the University of Wyoming’s Division of Communication Disorders is the recipient of a 2021 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Undergraduate Scholarship. Isabella Mijares, from Pagosa Springs, Colo., was awarded the scholarship from NSSLHA as a preprofessional student studying communication sciences and disorders. Only 10 undergraduate students are selected for this honor each year. In addition to receiving the NSSLHA scholarship, Mijares is a current Wyoming Research Scholar. She credits Mark Guiberson, director of the UW Division of Communication Disorders, as being a “perfect” mentor, helping her advance her research interests, which include working in the Dual Language and Preschool Laboratory for Developmental Language Disorders.


Undergraduate student, Samantha Power, works using speech-language-hearing computer software.

UW Undergraduate in Division of Communication Disorders Wins National Honor

February 3, 2021. An undergraduate speech, language and hearing science major at the University of Wyoming has won a 2020 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award. Samantha Power, from Mandan, N.D., received the honor from the national professional and scientific organization that provides credentials for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language and hearing scientists.


UW Assistant Professor Breanna Krueger works with Rue Steidley, age 7, as a computer software progra

UW Division of Communication Disorders Researches Speech Sound Issues in Children

December 15, 2020. A grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation will support research through the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders aimed at helping children who struggle with speech sound disorders (SSD), a condition that limits a child’s ability to learn and communicate new words and speech sounds. Breanna Krueger, an assistant professor with the UW Division of Communication Disorders, will lead the study, titled “Interpretation of Misarticulated Words by Children with Speech Sound Disorders.”


UW Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic audiology supervisor Teresa Garcia performs a standard hearin

UW Speech, Hearing Clinic Reopens to New Safety Restrictions and Appreciative Patients

July 7, 2020. As the University of Wyoming plans to welcome back students to campus this fall, a top priority for the university’s restart is the health and safety of students, staff and faculty. The UW Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, part of the Division of Communication Disorders, located in the College of Health Sciences, reopened its doors to patients in late June. The clinic has implemented a strategic plan of safety guidelines aimed at preventing clinic staff and patients from possible exposure to the coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Katelyn Kotlarek

UW Speech Pathology Assistant Professor Receives 2020 Young Professional Scholarship

June 1, 2020. Katelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders, is the recipient of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s (ACPA) 2020 Mazaheri Young Professional Scholarship. The ACPA is an association of health care professionals and scientists who treat and/or conduct research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. The association also works to support the care of individuals and families affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions.


Student learning to use sign language.

UW Offers Certificate in American Sign Language Studies

September 17, 2019. A new certificate program at the University of Wyoming will prepare future professionals in health and education fields to communicate with and understand people who are deaf. The Division of Communication Disorders in the College of Health Sciences will offer an American Sign Language (ASL) studies certificate program, following approval by the UW Board of Trustees last week. “Participation in the certificate program will allow students to develop a specialty while demonstrating a unique skill set and cultural knowledge,” Provost Kate Miller says. “This specialty certificate is an important part of our program portfolio and will advance the university’s statewide educational attainment goal.”


Mark Guiberson, a UW associate professor in the Division of Communication Disorders.

UW Researcher Aims to Improve Recognition of Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking Children

August 25, 2015. Due to a shortage of bilingual providers and a lack of psychometrically sound screening tools, there is a critical need for telehealth language screening measures to determine whether young Spanish-speaking children are developing language skills appropriately. A University of Wyoming professor has conducted a study to describe the classification accuracy of telehealth screening measures with Spanish-speaking preschoolers from rural and underserved parts of the country.


Dr. Mark Guiberson works with digital graphics.

UW Professor Uses Graphic Novella to Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Spanish-Speaking Ag Workers

June 17, 2015. Graphic novels usually conjure up dark images of superheroes cleaning up the mean streets of Gotham or Metropolis. Mark Guiberson may not be a superhero, but he is trying to improve life for a particular population. Guiberson, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the College of Health Sciences Division of Communication Disorders, is collaborating with industry professionals and UW students to launch a pilot study to test the use of a digital graphic novella -- designed to educate Spanish-speaking agricultural workers about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).


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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311

Health Sciences, 265

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6427

Fax: 307-766-6829

Email: comdis@uwyo.edu

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