Lauren Gurd

Communication Sciences

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Research Areas: Communication Sciences MA

I am currently involved with the Opti-Speech lab utilizing sensors and 3D imagery to evaluate the efficacy of this type of technology in the therapy setting.  This particular project has been incredibly interesting to see not only the progress of the participants, but also the improvements in technology throughout the research process.  In the future, I plan to research speech and language disorders in the adolescent population, particularly those in the juvenile detention system.  My favorite aspect of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program is the medical approach to the subject itself as well as the unique shadowing and observation opportunities that are available.