University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Grant will help individuals who have suffered strokes

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has received a $19,500 community continuation grant from the North Dakota Department of Health State Stroke Program. The grant supported program, Key to Success: Regaining Language and Literacy Skills, will receive a second year of funding to provide a weekly literacy (reading and writing) intervention program for up to 10 individuals from the region who are recovering from the effects of a stroke or other related neurological difficulty.

The program is sponsored through the University of North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic; Mary Jo Schill, Director of Clinical Education for the department, is the grant author and principal investigator for the project grant. The UND clinic serves as an educational and research facility for graduate student speech-language students and supervising faculty and also provides a community service for children and adults with communication disorders or differences. UND's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is fully accredited in speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.