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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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National Sunglasses Day is June 27

The Western Michigan University Vision Clinic invites you to celebrate #NationalSunglassesDay on June 27 and post a #SunglassSelfie wearing your favorite pair of shades! Not only are they the best statement accessory, but they also keep your eyes healthy by protecting them from harmful UV rays.

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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.

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Autism Evaluation Center Accepting New Referrals

The Western Evaluation Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (WECAN), part of the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University is accepting new referrals. The clinic is the only Approved Autism Evaluation Center in southwest Michigan. The diagnostic team uses an interprofessional, collaborative approach to examine a child’s skills, development and behavior while offering comprehensive, interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum disorder. Physician referral is required for a diagnostic evaluation through WECAN.

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New Program Targets Pre-K Kids

The Occupational Therapy Clinic, part of the Unified Clinics at WMU, recently introduced a program for children ages 4-5. KG Bound Kids is a kindergarten readiness program that runs for 12 weeks meeting once per week. Capacity is 16 children each session and costs $120 for the semester.