Melanie Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP
Melanie Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP, joined the Department of Hearing and Speech at KU Medical Center as a clinical instructor in October 2019. She teaches courses in advanced clinical practice and independent study in the speech-language pathology program.
Prior to her faculty appointment at KU, Somogie served as a speech-language pathologist in many clinical settings including skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Her special interests include neurogenic speech-language disorders, dysphagia, and gerontology.
Somogie earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Kansas in 2015 and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012.
In addition to the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Hearing Association, Somogie has specialized training and certifications in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy (MDTP), and SPEAK OUT!
Active in professional organizations in her field, Somogie is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association including its Kansas and Missouri state chapters.
Selected Recent Presentations
- Exploring the Path from BA in Psychology to Speech-Language Pathologist. April 8, 2020. Guest Speaker: University of Missouri- Kansas City, Psych 217: Academic and Career Opportunities in Psychology. Kansas City, MO.
- Integrating Norms and Standardized Measures into Dysphagia Evaluation and Treatment. October 17, 2019. Swallow Scholars Study Group. Kansas City, KS.
Selected Recent Publications
- Jackson, S., Somogie, M., Unruh, J., Foutch, E., Mohnssen, A., Steil, L. (2015, November) Cinderella Narratives by Persons with Aphasia: Nouns, Verbs, & Main Ideas, Poster presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA.
- Roberg, B. L., Somogie, M., Thelen, J. M., & Bruce, J. M. (2015). Articulation time does not affect speeded cognitive performance in multiple sclerosis. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 28(1), 33-38.