Ms. Cara O'Flannigan has worked as a clinical supervisor in the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic since 2016, but has also worked clinically at the Positive Education Program's Education's Prentiss Autism Center, Baldwin Wallace University, and Southwest General Health Center. Each semester she works with a new group of graduate students and guides them through all aspects of providing therapy to clients, and her areas of interest include: communication needs associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech (AOS & CAS), dysphagia, and multilingualism. She also works with students in the classroom teaching Motor Speech Disorders in Adults and Children in the fall semester and Autism Spectrum Disorders in the spring semester.
LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
"I love the collaborative environment I find in all areas of my job, collaborating with students on cases, and with colleagues on maintaining an excellent program."
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
"While working in the field in the Cleveland area, I was lucky to work with some Kent State University graduates of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Program. I was consistently impressed with their clinical and people skills. I am proud to now be a part of this outstanding program."
B. A. Spanish – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
M.A. Speech Pathology – Case Western Reserve University
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B.A. in Spanish, University of New Mexico, M.A. in Speech Pathology, Case Western Reserve University