University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Communication Sciences and Disorders receives literacy intervention grant

Communication Sciences and Disorders has received a $19,500 community continuation grant from the North Dakota Department of Health State Stroke Program to provide a weekly literacy intervention program -- both reading and writing -- for up to 10 people from the region who are recovering from a stroke or other neurological difficulty.

This is the second year the program titled “Key to Success: Regaining Language and Literacy Skills” will receive funding.

The UND Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic sponsors this program. The director of clinical education for the department, Mary Jo Schill, is the principal investigator and author for the project grant. The UND clinic not only serves as an educational and research facility for graduate student speech-language students and supervising faculty, but also offers a community service for adults and children with communication disorders or differences.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder 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.

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777.5529,

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