Community Resources

The University of Arizona is home to the largest concentration of science research and education in the Southwestern United States, and SLHS faculty and staff are proud to carry on the tradition of outreach to the Tucson and Southern Arizona communities.

The department engages in a variety of community outreach activities that you can read about here.


Spotlight on a Community Clinical Instructor

We are happy to highlight Sarah Burton-Romero, MS, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. She shares:

I am a proud alumna of the UA Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department (2002, 2004). I have spent most of my career so far working as a hospital based SLP, assessing and treating adults with communication and swallowing disorders. The medical setting is appealing to me because of the fast pace and varied patient population. In this setting, SLPs need to be able to think on their feet and demonstrate the ability to adapt to change quickly. I've worked hard to achieve specialty training in order to provide high quality FEES and MBS assessments.

It's rewarding to help graduate students navigate their way through a hospital based system. We focus on teaching and modeling how to use evidence based evaluation and treatment skills and to become effective communicators with patients and staff. I am very appreciative to UA for the mentorship opportunities I had during graduate school and I look forward to providing ongoing clinical mentorship each year.

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