Saturday, May 23, 2015

  Election Results

KSHA is pleased to announce the 2015 successful candidate for the position of Secretary-Elect:  

Karen Coulter, PhD, will bring with her a background rich in diverse work experiences.  After working in the school system and an outpatient rehabilitation center, she joined the University of Louisville's Pediatrics Department as well as their Autism Center.  Dr. Coulter completed her PhD with the University of Louisville and chose to pursue a specialization in assistive technology, specifically augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  During this period of time, she became the full-time advocate and guardian for an individual on the autism spectrum, and she has come to understand both sides of the proverbial consumer/provider coin.  At the University of Louisville, Dr. Coulter had many rich opportunities within her multi-disciplinary workplace, such as participating in the feeding clinic, Fragile X clinic and developing her own AAC Clinic.  Dr. Coulter is now a part of the Murray State University faculty and enjoys both expanding and sharing her expertise not only in autism and AAC but also in diagnostics, language development and behavioral feeding disorders.  Western Kentucky is now Dr. Coulter's home, and she is enjoying being part of Murray State University's Center for Communication Disorders family 

Term:  August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016

 We are so proud of her!  Thanks for your service to the state, region, University and of course all the work you do for the Center for Communication Disorders! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015




 Thursday night at the Kentucky Speech Hearing Association Annual Convention the MSU Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology became Praxis Bowl Champions!

Team Members, graduate students,  Shelby Kosmecki, Shelby Pryor, Haley Goff and Kayla Rhodes did an amazing job earning more points than University of Kentucky, Western University, University of Louisville and Eastern University. Congrats to our friends at Brescia who took top honors for the undergraduate team performance. 

We also want to thank our alumni who came out and supported their alma mater! 
We miss you guys and enjoy visiting!

Our current students were in their Blue & Gold and cheered the team on to their victory! 
MSU students are so much fun! 

Proud Parents!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


See you at Convention!!

Stop by and see us if you are at convention this week. Many of our supervisors and students will be there teaching and learning. 

  • Praxis Bowl- Our all star team is going to bring the trophy to Murray this year, please join us to cheer them on. 
  • Silent Auction- NSSLHA is bringing lots of great baskets from Murray!
  • Dr. Hart & Angelina Romero are presenting on Thursday at 12:45.  Phonological Awareness Skills in First Graders Who are Bilingual
We can't wait to visit with you!
Safe travels. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Days!

Due to really bad weather conditions that make travel dangerous we will reschedule 
Dr. Pinheiro's lecture. Check back for an announcement regarding the new date. 
Stay warm and safe! 

Let's hope we can all get together for KSHA next week!  Join us in cheering on our team competing in the praxis bowl Thursday night! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cinderella can have her glass slipper, this princess wears cleats!

We are proud to introduce you to Mallory, one of our undergraduate students in the Communication Disorders Program. While Mallory is an engaging and successful student in our program she is also a superstar on the MSU softball team. We know both of these areas of her life are important to her and we wanted you to meet her! Thanks for all you do for MSU!

 I have been blessed with this opportunity to be a student athlete. With this opportunity, I am able to major in communication disorders and also play softball. A combination of both has taught me time management skills along with discipline and goal setting. Being an athlete has helped me to learn perseverance, hard work, and dedication. All of which I hope to provide for my clients one day. It has also kept me mindful of when I and others have reached our limits. Lastly, it has taught me about teamwork and its importance in all aspects of life. Being a part of softball has taught me how to be an effective team member and understand others views. Teamwork is vital in the speech language pathology profession because there is much collaboration with other professionals.

-Mallory Richardson

Follow the link to check out the softball schedule so you can cheer for Mallory and her teammates! :

FYI- upcoming Deadlines

Don't want to miss these!