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Susan Ginley, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Associate Professor & Undergraduate Adviser


Contact Information

Speech & Hearing Sciences Department
PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Office Location: Neuberger Hall 85D
Phone: (503) 725-3546
Toll Free: 1 (800) 547-8887 x3546
Email:  sginley@pdx.edu

Areas of Expertise

Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Group Therapy
Accent Reduction Therapy
Student Pre-Clinical Learning
Student Mentoring 

Education

M.A., Communication Disorders & Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
B.A., Communication Disorders & Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

    Courses

    SPHR 550 Advanced Speech Disorders practicum
    SPHR 409 Accent Instruction Clinic
    SPHR 395 Directed Clinical Assistantship
    SPHR 394 Guided Observation

    Projects

    • PSU liaison for two community-based self-help groups for individuals & families living with aphasia.
    • Starting a new community-based self-help groups for individuals & families living with aphasia.
    • Overseeing undergraduate volunteers as facilitators for The Learning & Practice tutoring sessions
    • Working with three current 2nd year graduate students on a Care Partners Living with Aphasia resource guide
    • Researching mentoring within the student population as a learning tool

    Curriculum Vitae

      Background

      Prior to joining the Speech & Hearing Sciences program at PSU in 2001, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in a medical setting for 15 years.  Susan's clinical area of expertise is adult acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Since beginning work at PSU as a clinical instructor, Susan has expanded the client base for individual clinical sessions on-campus, while also growing the clinical experience to include working with adults in groups both on and off campus. Susan has been a PSU supervisor for Aphasia Cam Northwest, an intensive two-day camp for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families, where students are able to work with clients in a naturalistic setting.  After working with 13 consecutive camps, Susan is now shifting to the role of 'Camp Ambassador' connecting with families and faculty from across the nation involved in similar ways. Susan has also worked with stroke survivors with aphasia and their families in developing and maintaining self-help support groups in the community.