Turnstone, Trine Partnering to Enhance Region's Speech Therapy Services
By: James Tew & Colin Meadowcroft - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Trine University and Turnstone Center have teamed up for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Trine and Turnstone have partnered to serve and empower people with communication impairments through a collaboration on Turnstone's campus that will feature a speech-language therapy clinic serving clients and providing Trine students in a new graduate degree program with a site for clinical experiences.

The clinic will be located on Turnstone's Fort Wayne campus and will support the new Trine Master of Science in speech-language pathology degree that is expected to launch in the Fall of 2022. Plans for the collaboration include a clinical experience for students, in addition to classrooms, offices, training, and lab space. Plans are expected to be completed by the end of July 2022.

Whitney Bandemer, J.D., vice president for health sciences at Trine said that Trine will be able to help meet the need for speech-language pathologists in this region by providing graduates who are well-qualified, skilled and prepared to make an immediate, positive impact on clients and patients of all abilities upon graduation."

Trine University also plans to launch a bachelor of science in communication disorders on its Angola main campus, which will provide a direct entry pathway to the Master of Science in speech language pathology degree.

In addition to the robust clinical experience offered at Turnstone, Trine students will complete practicums at Fort Wayne-area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, school-based programs and other sites.


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