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A cancer drug for Parkinson’s Disease?

A cancer drug for Parkinson’s Disease?

Published: November 4th, 2015

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that results in the loss of dopaminergic neurons within the brain. This leads to symptoms such as tremors, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural […]

Ed Sheeran Speaks Out Stuttering

Ed Sheeran Speaks Out Stuttering

Published: October 27th, 2015

  Neurogenic stuttering is an acquired motor speech fluency disorder in which the patient has difficulty producing smooth, rhythmic, and fluent speech. Speech output is characterized by involuntary interruptions, repetitions, […]

Apraxia of Speech: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Apraxia of Speech: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Published: October 20th, 2015

Childhood apraxia of speech has recently been in news headlines that detail walks, benefits, and celebrities affected in order to raise awareness and funds for this disorder. Apraxia of speech is a […]

Coach to Cure MD – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Coach to Cure MD – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: October 6th, 2015

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 over 11,000 coaches who are a part of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) agreed to promote Coach To Cure MD. Football coaches nationwide wore […]

A ‘Wave’ of New Technology

A ‘Wave’ of New Technology

Published: September 29th, 2015

Often we take the ability to communicate for granted, but there are many individuals who struggle with this everyday task.  Those who suffer from dysarthria know all too well how […]

For Diagnosing Motor Speech Disorders, Perception is Reality

Published: September 23rd, 2015

  Speech-language pathologists work with patients having a wide variety of disorders that arise from complications in different structures of the brain and/or muscles.  For example, a person can have […]

Ronda Rousey Raises Awareness for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Ronda Rousey Raises Awareness for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Published: September 12th, 2015

When most people think of a mixed martial arts athlete like Ronda Rousey, images of her quick right upper cut and strong physique quickly come to mind. However, what may […]

Speech production: It’s amazing we get it right!

Published: September 4th, 2015

Talking is something that is fairly effortless for most people, but have you ever wondered how your speech is actually produced? Speech can be produced at rates of up to six […]

“Psychogenic” speech disorders: is it all in your head?

Published: August 10th, 2015

What is a Psychogenic Speech Disorder?  A psychogenic speech disorder can be defined as a broad category of speech disturbances that represent the manifestation of one or more types of […]

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Congratulations UAD Graduates!

Published: April 28th, 2015

This year, six undergrad members of the UAD will receive their Bachelor’s of Health Science degrees, and Alex Brandimore receives her PhD.