WITS' CSD students (pictured here) established the WITS chapter of the National Student Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), the "only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Miriam Rosenbaum and Hindy Mauer were elected as President and Vice President, respectively. So far, the WITS chapter has held student meetings and completed an advocacy project. As part of the project, the students wrote a letter to Senator Jill Carter advocating for government funds for early intervention, with the hope that this will decrease the number of elementary students who will need therapy.
Learning Facial bones and Structures
Ms. Markowitz's Anatomical and Physiological of Bases of Speech class incorporated its knowledge of anatomy into a creative project proving that hands-on learning experiences can occur even while social distancing. Students created masks with images indicating the locations of facial bones and muscles. These masks helped facilitate an understanding of the layered, 3D nature of the structures. A strong foundation of these structures will prepare WITS students to excel in Communication Sciences & Disorders graduate programs.