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. Mrs. Carrie Fratecelli leads the group. TBIoptions.k-state.edu offers many online educational materials and resources about traumatic brain injury, and includes a public education program developed by K-State faculty.
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 e-mail Dr. Kristin Pelczarski 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. E-mail Jeridy Oetken or Emily Johnson for information.