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

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

Courses

  • CD 280 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CD 348 Research and Clinical Writing in CSD
  • CD 405 Phonetics
  • CD 472 Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CD 481 Normal Speech and Language Development
  • CD 485 Assessment in Communication Disorders
  • CD 486 Language Disorders
  • CD 491 Management of Communication Disorders in the Schools
  • CD 495 Clinical Internship
  • SLP 500 Research Methods in Communication Disorders
  • SLP 504 Seminar in Child Language
  • SLP 550 SLP and Counseling Strategies for Clinical Practice
  • SLP 557 SLP and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SLP 572 Contemporary Issues in Communication Disorders
  • SLP 575 SLP’s Role in Literacy
  • SLP 589 Special Topics in Communication Disorders
  • SLP 599 Thesis Research and Writing
  • SLP 600 Maintaining Matriculation

Biography

Dr. Janice Carter Smith has served as Clinical Supervisor, full-time Graduate Faculty Member, and Research Coordinator in the CSD Department at WKU. Dr. Smith combined her expertise in teaching and research to develop novel elicitation strategies to assess written and spoken language.  She also developed  several classes including The SLP’s Role in Literacy Intervention course and currently trains students to actively incorporate classroom-based literacy into treatment. Her other clinical, teaching, and research interests include research methods, assessment of problem solving in children, language assessment and intervention strategies for children with complex communication needs, and development of critical analysis skills in college students. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. as a University of Kentucky Wildcat.  Janice is a wife and mom of two beautiful children. She enjoys spending time playing in the yard, reading and engaging in the call of Christ.

Research Interests

Autism | Resilience | Problem Solving | Evidence-Based Practice

Teaching Philosophy

I believe students learn best when given opportunities to direct their study, develop their own knowledge through interactive note taking, and integrating information to apply to realistic clinical scenarios. By engaging students in small group and class discussion, role play, debate, critical case analysis, independent study, and clinically applicable projects, we build energy, enthusiasm, and drive to carry us through the material and into real life application. We cultivate a classroom environment of mutual respect and security where all students are free of fear of rejection and criticism and enable each other to express diverse opinions and thoughts to deepen learning experiences. Finally, students have different interests, different motivations, and different learning styles. As such, I endeavor to create a classroom that is dynamic in presentation, relationship, and experience.

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