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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Jeffrey A. Barefoot is a Clinical Associate Professor for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.&nbsp; He is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is an active member of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association where he served as treasurer and secretary.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Barefoot earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders at Western Kentucky University, a Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Western Kentucky University and Doctoral degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University.</p>
<p>Dr. Barefoot has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings including industrial, corporate, and clinical settings.&nbsp; He currently teaches fulltime, provides clinical hearing services at the WKU Communication Disorders Clinic and provides undergraduate academic advising.&nbsp; He is a faculty sponsor for the WKU campus National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.&nbsp; Professional areas of interest include classroom acoustics, noise, and psychology of the hearing impaired.</p>
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<li>Learning should improve the quality of life of the student and those they serve</li>
<li>To integrate relevant and clinically useful experience into course content</li>
<li>Foster an academic context that supports student growth through critical thinking</li>
<li>Provide students with a strong foundation for professional development</li>
<li>Inspire life long learning in and outside the discipline</li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 503 - Advanced Diagnostic Procedures in Speech Pathology</span></li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 570 - Administration and Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 572 - Contemporary Issues<br /></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 579 - Professional Issues<br /></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 588 - Clinical Methods<br /></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small;">SLP 589 - Special Topics</span></li>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Lauren E. Bland earned degrees from Murray State University, University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati. Before coming to WKU, she held faculty positions at the University of Louisville and Jackson State University. While most of her professional clinical experience has been in the school setting in Kentucky and Ohio, she has also worked in early intervention. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Kentucky Speech Language and Hearing Association.&nbsp; She has served on several ASHA Convention program committees, ASHA&rsquo;s Scientific and Professional Education Board and the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association Executive Council.&nbsp; She served as a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for 12 years and is on the board from 2017-2020.&nbsp; She has served as a peer reviewer for journals, books, and continuing education programs. </span></span></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Service Delivery Models | Interprofessional Education | Clinical Supervision | Professional Issues and Ethics | Higher Education Pedagogy</span></span></p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p><span style="font-size: small;">"Learning is a social process that occurs through interpersonal interaction within a cooperative context. Individuals, working together, construct shared understandings and knowledge." (Johnson, D., Johnson, R., &amp; Smith, K. Active Learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom, Edina, MN: Interaction Book Co., 1991) </span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small;">Students learn best in environments that are challenging, stimulating, interactive and encouraging. To develop such an environment that is valuable to students, my teaching needs to reflect those things that I value. Those things that taken together can represent my teaching philosophy:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">Interaction - A student learns best when he or she is actively engaged in the classroom activities. I feel that the learning experience is more effective if there active dialog between the speaker and the listener. </span></li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">Critical thinking - In a clinical profession like speech-language pathology, it is impossible to teach every student about every clinical situation he or she might face. Consequently my job is to teach the student how to think about a variety of situations, not necessarily how to respond to a particular situation. In class, students will frequently be asked to develop solutions, lists or ideas. </span></li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">Collaboration - The practice of speech-language pathology is not a solo practice. While we may be the only professional in the therapy room, we are not the only person in the room. The persons we treat, and their families, really are team members with us. Students need to learn how to work effectively as a team member. Learning how to learn from clients, families, related professionals and other speech-language pathologists is an essential skill. </span></li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">Diversity - There is more than one way to learn. There is more than one thing to learn. In a class, there is certainly more than one person from whom the learning can be derived. There are a lot of ways to do something right and do something well. Through a variety of learning activities that should match different learning styles, learners from all backgrounds and styles can be reached. </span></li>
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<li><span style="font-size: small;">Research - A well prepared speech-language pathologist has a strong foundation in theory and research. There needs to be an evidence base for the clinical practice in which we engage. Consequently, I strive to ensure that there is always some type of research component to each class I teach.</span></li>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>Dr. Dressler is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He has been at WKU since 2001 and teaches courses in the areas of neurophysiology of speech and language, motor speech disorders, and speech science. He has over 20 years of experience as a speech clinician in acute medical settings. Dr. Dressler is the author of the Language Activity Resource Kit (LARK), LARK Workbook, and co-author of the LARK Software program, which are published by Pro-Ed, Inc. (<a href="http://www.proedinc.com/" target="_blank">http://www.proedinc.com</a>). He has produced an iPad app called iRecognize. Dr. Dressler is the former director of the Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program located at the Clinical Education Complex (<a href="http://www.wkucec.com/" target="_blank">www.wkucec.com</a>).</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Dressler has published articles related to conversational coding systems, sound disorders associated with aphasia, acoustic measures of spasmodic dysphonia, conversational repairs in speakers with aphasia, and dehydration in nursing home patients. He has also conducted cooperative research with the brain injury unit at the Fort Campbell Army Base. Dr. Dressler is also interested in exploring the use of video-conferencing technology to connect individuals in rural areas with local support groups, and for offering remote service delivery of speech services to rural patients.</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p><span lang="en-US">Dr. Dressler has extensive clinical experience working in medical settings as a speech-language pathologist. He strives to bridge the gap between learning information in class and textbooks with practical application of the information to the clinical setting. His classes are designed to engage the student in both applying knowledge to a skill based outcome and using group projects to enhance team building skills.</span></p>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>Dr. Fox is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the American Sign Language Studies Program.&nbsp; Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Memphis, a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from Western Kentucky University, a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville and completed post-doctorate work in Deaf Education from Texas Woman&rsquo;s &nbsp;University.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ashley has been working with the Deaf community in Bowling Green since 2003. &nbsp;She is a member of the American Sign Language Teachers Association, Conference of Interpreter Trainers, National Association of the Deaf and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.&nbsp; She is very proud of being a co-creator of the PAH (Preparing ASL Hearts) Immersion Weekend. PAH is a weekend long ASL immersion experience, which was the first of its kind in Kentucky. &nbsp;This weekend features professional workshops to build ASL skills, meeting Deaf and ASL students from various states and experiencing Deaf performers and artists. &nbsp;Ashley also enjoys volunteering her time at the Kentucky Lion&rsquo;s Youth Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Family Learning Vacation at Kentucky School for the Deaf, Explore Your Future and Big Brothers Big Sisters.</p>
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<p>Ashley prides herself in having an &ldquo;open door policy&rdquo;.&nbsp; Students come to her with various issues, ASL or general life problems.&nbsp; Class content, ASL immersion weekends, Deaf events and learning about Deaf culture gives students the opportunity to think and question. Students who are passionate about ASL and the Deaf come in for advice about careers in ASL.</p>
<p>Ashley advises all students who are interested or enrolled in the American Sign Language minor or the Deaf Studies Certificate.&nbsp; If you have any questions about ASL classes or the ASL program, please feel free to contact her.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>April Hardison is a speech-language pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. &nbsp;April also maintains a membership as a Hanen Centre professional.&nbsp; April earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 and Master of Science in 1995, both from Western Kentucky University.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Leisa Hutchison, M.S. CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since graduating with a Master&rsquo;s degree and Rank I from the University of Kentucky in 1986.&nbsp; She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in communication disorders from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. &nbsp;She has experience in different professional settings including: &nbsp;hospitals, public schools, pediatric clinics, preschools, the Kelly Autism Program, private practice, including First Steps, and the university.&nbsp; She currently works as a clinical associate professor and is the undergraduate program director in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Western Kentucky University. &nbsp;She has enjoyed working in both clinical and administrative positions.</p>
<p>Mrs. Hutchison is trained in the Bobath Eight-Week Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment course and has developed skills in working with children with complex needs, including motor, sensory, autism spectrum disorders, and multiply involved children.&nbsp; She enjoys working with children with oral motor/feeding concerns and their families/caregivers. Additionally, Mrs. Hutchison is a Certified Hanen Pediatric Practitioner in &ldquo;It Takes Two to Talk,&rdquo; &ldquo;Target Word,&rdquo; and &ldquo;More than Words.&rdquo;&nbsp; She also has been trained in the SCERTS educational model for the treatment of autism spectrum and other language disorders.&nbsp; She was appointed by three different Governors to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children, and the State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children, serving multiple terms. &nbsp;Additionally, she served on Kentucky&rsquo;s Interagency Coordinating Council for early intervention for two terms.&nbsp; Mrs. Hutchison lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is married to David and they have a young adult son, Ben, who has FG syndrome.</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p>I believe that students learn best in an engaging, friendly, collaborative environment that encourages active learning.&nbsp; Student engagement happens through hearing, seeing, and doing.&nbsp; Experience is the BEST teacher and students experience concepts learned through case studies, group projects, presentations, and clinical application.</p>
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<li><strong>Neils-Strunjas, Jean</strong>: Co-Investigator with PI, Jason Crandall. Bingocize&reg;: An evidence-based health promotion program to improve the quality of life of Kentucky certified nursing facility residents. Funded 2-27-17 to 1-1-20. Civil Money Penalty Grant, United States Center for Medicare Services: $744,202 (across 2017 to 2020).</li>
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<p><strong>Peer-Reviewed National and International Journals <br /></strong></p>
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<li><strong>Neils-Strunjas</strong>,<strong> J.</strong>, Crandall, K.J., Shackelford, J., Dispennette, K., Stevens, L.R., &amp; Glascock, A. (2018): Students report more positive attitudes toward older adults following an interprofessional service-learning course, Gerontology &amp; Geriatrics Education, DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2018.1479262.</li>
<li>Morrow-Odom, K.L., Moser, D.C., &amp; <strong>Neils-Strunjas</strong>,<strong> J</strong>. (2017). Current practices in the assessment of quality of life in individuals with aphasia. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2, 185-195, https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2017.00143</li>
<li><strong>Neils-Strunjas</strong>, <strong>J.</strong>, Paul, D., Clark A. N., Mudar, R., Duff, M.C., Waldron-Perrine, B., &amp; Bechtold, K.T. (2017). Role of resilience in the rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 31:2, 131-139, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2016.1229032</li>
<li>Sotto, C.D., Redle, E., Bandaranayake, D.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas</strong>, <strong>J.</strong>, &amp; Creaghead, N.A. (2014). Fricatives at 18 months as a measure for predicting vocabulary and grammar at 24 and 30 months.&nbsp;<em>Journal of Communication Disorders</em>, 49, 1-12.</li>
<li>Sacks, S., Flipsen, P., &amp;&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong> (2013). Effectiveness of the SATPAC approach to remediate /s, z/: A preliminary study.&nbsp;<em>Perceptual &amp; Motor Skills: Perception</em>,&nbsp;<em>117</em>(2), 1-19.</li>
<li>Riegler, L.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J</strong>., Boyce, S., Wade, S., &amp; Scheifele, P. (2013). Cognitive intervention results in web-based videophone treatment adherence and improved cognitive scores.&nbsp;<em>Medical Science Monitor, 19</em>, 269-275.</li>
<li>Musser, J., Kelchner, L.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong>, &amp; Montrose, M. (2011). Patient compliance during 24-Hour dual pH Probe monitoring for extraesophageal reflux.&nbsp;<em>International Scholarly Research Network Journal of Otolaryngology</em>, 2011, Article ID 703936, 7 pages, doi: 10.5402/2011/703936.</li>
<li>Musser, J., Kelchner, L.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong>, &amp; Montrose, M. (2011). A comparison of rating scales used in the diagnosis of extraesophageal reflux.&nbsp;<em>Journal of Voice, 25</em>(3), 293-300.</li>
<li>Harnish, S.M.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong>, Eliassen, J., Reilly, J., Meinzer, M., Clark, J.G., &amp; Joseph, J. (2010). Visual discrimination predicts naming and semantic association accuracy in Alzheimer's disease.&nbsp;<em>Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 23</em>(4): 231-239.</li>
<li>Reilly, J., Rodriguez, A., Lamy, M., Wilson, J., &amp;&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J</strong>. (2010). Cognition, language, and clinical pathological course of non-Alzheimer's dementias: An overview.&nbsp;<em>Journal of Communication Disorders, 43</em>, 438-452.</li>
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<p><strong>Other Publications: <br /></strong></p>
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<li>Waldron-Perrine, B., <strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong>, Paul, D., Clark, A., Mudar, R., Maestas, K., Duff, M., &amp; Bechtold, K.T. (2016). Integrating Resilience-building into the neurorehabilitation process. Brain Injury Professional, 12 (3). 22-25.</li>
<li>Ball, A.,&nbsp;<strong>Neils-Strunjas, J.</strong>, &amp; Krival, K. (2015). A longitudinal posthumous study of letter writing in a late elderly case. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Perspectives- IG 15 (Gerontology)</em>.</li>
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<li>Shackelford, J.L., &amp; Cappiccie, A. (2016). The power of cross-disciplinary teams for developing first responder training in TBI. <em>Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education</em>, <em>1</em>(1), 1-17.</li>
<li>Shackelford, J.L., &amp; Nale, S. (2016). Training police officers to differentiate traumatic brain injury from alcohol intoxication. <em>Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders</em>. 43, 154-163.</li>
<li>Evans, C., &amp; Shackelford, J.L. (2015). Course of action is defined by juridical field in a case study of young professionals.<em> International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science</em>, <em>3</em>(2), 15-27.</li>
<li>Shackelford, J.L. (2014). The speech-language pathologist&rsquo;s role in end of life care. <em>KSHA Communicator, 2</em>(3), 4.</li>
<li>Shackelford, J.L. &amp; Maxwell, M. (2013). Contribution of learner-instructor interaction to sense of community in graduate online education. <em>Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 8</em>(4), 248-260.</li>
<li>Shackelford, J.L. &amp; Maxwell, M. (2012). Sense of community in graduate online education: Contribution of learner-learner interaction. <em>International Review of Research in Distance and Open Learning, 13</em>(4), 228-249.</li>
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<li>Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2014</li>
<li>New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2013</li>
<li>Graduate Student Scholarship, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2012</li>
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<p class="Default"><strong>Peer Reviewed Publications</strong></p>
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<li>Weiler, B., Schuele, C.M., Feldman, J.I., &amp; Krimm, H. (2018). A multi-year population-based study of kindergarten language screening failure rates using the Rice Wexler Test of Early Grammatical Impairment. <em>Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, </em>248-259.</li>
<li>*O&rsquo;Dell, N., Weiler, B., &amp; Schuele, C.M. (2014). Explicit phonemic awareness of adolescents: Skills at baseline and following brief instruction. <em>Young Scientist, 4</em>. 45-48<em>.</em></li>
<li>Weiler, B. &amp; Schuele, C.M. (2014). Complex syntax: Joining clauses with subordinate conjunctions. <em>Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 21</em>, 182-191.</li>
<li>Weiler, B. (2013). Verb selection and past tense morphology: Crystal's criteria revisited. <em>Topics in Language Disorders, 33, </em>152-164.
<p>*Mentored first author, who was named semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for this project.</p>
</li>
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Communication Disorders Staff


Jeffrey Barefoot, Au.D, CCC-A

Jeffrey Barefoot, Au.D, CCC-A
- Clinical Associate Professor

Lauren Bland, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Lauren Bland, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
- Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

Shannon Bridges

Shannon Bridges
- Office Coordinator

Dr. Barbara Brindle, CCC/SLP

Dr. Barbara Brindle, CCC/SLP
- Associate Professor

Holly Bryant

Holly Bryant
- American Sign Language Instructor

Richard Dressler, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Richard Dressler, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
- Associate Professor, Graduate Online Learning Program Director

Ashley Fox, Ph.D.

Ashley Fox, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor & Director of American Sign Language Studies

Kimberly Green, Ed.D, CCC/SLP

Kimberly Green, Ed.D, CCC/SLP
- Assistant Professor

April Hardison, M.S., CCC-SLP

April Hardison, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Academic and Clinical Advisor

Leisa Hutchison, M.S. CCC/SLP

Leisa Hutchison, M.S. CCC/SLP
- Clinical Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director

Susan Kerr

Susan Kerr
- Interim Communication Disorders Clinic Director

C.J. Martin

C.J. Martin
- Office Associate

Jean Neils-Strunjas, Ph.D, CCC/SLP

Jean Neils-Strunjas, Ph.D, CCC/SLP
- Professor & Department Head, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Leigh Anne Roden-Carrier, Ed.D. CCC-SLP

Leigh Anne Roden-Carrier, Ed.D. CCC-SLP
- Clinical Associate Professor

Heidi Royse

Heidi Royse
- Office Associate

Jo Shackelford, Ed.D., CCC/SLP

Jo Shackelford, Ed.D., CCC/SLP
- Associate Professor/Pre-SLP Program Coordinator

Dr. Janice Smith, Ph.D. CCC/SLP

Dr. Janice Smith, Ph.D. CCC/SLP
- Instructor

Brian Weiler, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Brian Weiler, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
- Assistant Professor

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson
- Communication Disorders Clinic Office Associate


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