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Creating a functional therapy space with giant blocks

Occupational therapy students and faculty worked with staff at the Unified Clinics to create a unique new space in the Occupational Therapy Clinic to be used for working with children who have sensory disorders. The space was constructed with large, plastic, interlocking bricks.

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Speech-Language clinical fellow awarded Faculty Scholars Award

Dr. Suma Devanga, Speech Language Pathologist-Clinical Fellow at the Western Michigan University Unified Clinics, has secured the WMU's 2018 Support for Faculty Scholars award to conduct a research on aphasia treatment. The focus of this research is to study the communicative changes from a conversation-based treatment on adults who have been diagnosed with aphasia due to a stroke or brain injury.

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Patient spotlight: Karys' story

Sara and Daryl Huinink's daughter Karys was born with hearing loss. Read more to learn about Karys' life changing treatment she received at the WMU Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic.

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New clinical practicum benefits students, community members

Beginning this semester, speech language pathologist (SLP) Kathy Rigley-Rowell, along with three SLP graduate students and one undergraduate SLP student, initiated a clinical practicum experience at WMU Senior Day Services.