The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomes its first doctoral student, Hannah Griffey.
Griffey grew up in Wyoming and received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Brigham Young University. She earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology (SLP) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in their inaugural SLP cohort.
Her primary research interests are in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders specifically post-stroke aphasia. She would like to explore non-verbal methods of psychological assessment, the impact psychological conditions may have on the acquisition of language, and would like to develop effective compensatory communication training programs for integrative health professionals who work with people with aphasia.
She is a Language and Literacy Fellow and a research assistant in the department’s Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders Research Lab. Her doctoral mentor is Jacqueline Laures-Gore, interim department chair and director of the aphasia lab.