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Medical SLP Grand Rounds set to return Spring 2018!

Published: Dec 6th, 2017

After taking a semester break, the UAD will again present medical SLP grand rounds in the upcoming spring semester.  We will be filling in the ‘TBD’ speakers over the next […]

FDA Grants Approval for the First Disease-Modifying Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: Oct 27th, 2016

In the 1860’s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was first identified by Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, a French neurologist. It wasn’t until over a hundred years later, in 1986, that a […]

Revisiting Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Published: Oct 20th, 2016

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis have had a complicated history over the last century. Before 1950, doctors advised women with MS against pregnancy, as it was largely believed that it might […]

When Playing the Part is a Reality – Actor’s Character has CP, but so Does He.

Published: Sep 14th, 2016

Roy Frank “RJ” Mitte III is an American actor living with Cerebral Palsy. He is best known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. on the popular AMC show Breaking Bad. His character […]

UAD in Spain

Published: Oct 15th, 2015

Dr. Karen Hegland, along with UAD Columbia University collaborators Dr. Michelle Troche and Dr. Alex Brandimore, presented their original research at the recent meeting of the International Society for the […]

For Diagnosing Motor Speech Disorders, Perception is Reality

Published: Sep 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: Sep 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: Sep 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: Aug 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 […]