119 Campus Creek Complex
- M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1999
- B.S. in Family Studies and Human Services (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Manhattan, KS, 1997
Credentials and/or Certifications
- Certificate of Clinical Competencies in Speech-Language Pathology
- Member of ASHA
- Licensure in Kansas and Florida
Area(s) of Specialization
- Communication development and disorders associated with preschool through school-aged population
- Early intervention
- Clinical instruction and supervision
- Primary Coaching Model
- CSD 347 Introduction to Phonetics
DeAnna earned a bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Services with an emphasis in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1997 and a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1999 from Kansas State University. After graduation, she worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist in Hawaii for 2 years. She provided direct speech and language services to children ranging in age from three years to 21 years. McCloud worked as a speech-language pathologist with Geary County Infant Toddler Services from 2002-2007. She provided home based services utilizing the primary coaching model. DeAnna provided speech-language therapy through teletherapy from 2015 until 2021 to students in Kansas and Florida.
DeAnna also taught a language development course and emergent literacy course through the division of continuing education online through Kansas State University from 2001 until 2019.
She began her position as a teaching assistant professor at Kansas State University in July 2021. Her responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students in the area of phonetics, supervision of graduate clinicians as they work with clients at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center clinic, She enjoys mentoring future speech-language pathologists on their journey as students and graduate clinicians.
McCloud believes Kansas State is a wonderful place to work and grow as an SLP and supervisor. She enjoys her interactions with the students in the university setting with a small faculty that is invested in its undergraduate and graduate program. Teaching and supervising gives DeAnna the opportunity to guide future professionals in the area of speech-language pathology. She feels that working in a clinical environment supports the communication needs of individuals and concerns of their families in Manhattan and surrounding areas. DeAnna completed her college education at Kansas State and recently returned to work as a Teaching Assistant Professor. She enjoys watching Kansas State sports, photography, volleyball, and spending time with her husband and three boys.