Regional Rehabilitation Center Renovation Complete

The second floor renovation of the Regional Rehabilitation Center is finally completed and ready for business, making the entire building available for use by the School of Communication Science & Disorders.

Previously used by the Psychology Department, the area opens up more room for client therapy as well as more offices for faculty. The department’s LISTEN team, composed of graduate students and supervised by faculty member Janet Kahn, now has the space it needed for therapy that allows active involvement of clients, therapists, family members and observation students. The LISTEN team provides services to clients ranging from newborns to adults that have some degree of hearing loss.

The second floor now also houses Dr. Kenn Apel and his Research on Orthographic Learning Lab (ROLL); Erin Lundblom, clinical educator for the Child Team serving children and adolescents with a variety of communication disorders; and faculty members Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate and Dr. Ramonda Horton-Ikard.

Additional rooms include one that is used for group therapy sessions, meetings, and seminars; a waiting area; a kitchen; and a remodeled conference room for faculty meetings with a brand new conference table and chairs as well. Dr.Leonard LaPointe donated funds from the research foundation that supports his Francis Eppes Endowed Professorship to split the cost with the School of Communication for the new furniture.