The K-State Speech and Hearing Center supports a number of special programs and projects that provide outreach to the K-State community, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Faculty and students and in communication sciences and disorders provide leadership.
Manhattan-area Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
The Manhattan-area TBI support group is a network of individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as family members, friends, or interested community members. The TBI support group is open to the public; it meets the fourth Thursday of the month (5:30-7 pm) to discuss topics and ideas important for recovery and success in community living. Dr. Jane Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the group. Dr. Garcia also hosts TBIoptions.ksu.edu, which offers many online educational materials and resources about traumatic brain injury.
Manhattan Chapter of the National Stuttering Association
The Manhattan Chapter of the National Stuttering Association (a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of people who stutter) provides a safe and friendly atmosphere for people who stutter and those who are affected by stuttering (e.g., family and friends). The support group meets once a month and allows people who stutter to meet with others who stutter, share experiences, practice speaking skills and feel a sense of connection. Please contact Dr. Kristin Pelczarski (email@example.com) for additional information.
Kansas State Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSSSLHA)
KSSSLHA is an organization for students interested in communication sciences and disorders. Each year the group fundraises to make a donation to an organization or group in the community that impacts individuals with speech, language, hearing, or swallowing disorders. Members of KSSSLHA also volunteer in the community with kindergarten screenings. Contact Mrs. Carrie Fratecelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.