WCU’s Speech-Language Pathologists, Dietician, and Their Students to Offer Free Health Screenings
As a first of its kind at West Chester University, international students and faculty will be brought to campus to join WCU students and faculty in the offering of free health screenings to those in the community via a team-based approach from Dec. 18-20.
A team of health profession students and faculty from Universidad Santa Paula (USP) in Costa Rica will join WCU Speech-Language Pathologists Liz Grillo and Patricia Swasey Washington, as well as WCU Registered Dietician Patricia Davidson, and their students in an “interprofessional collaborative care” project. They will provide screenings and recommended care plans to community members for disorders related to communication, swallowing, feeding, hearing, ambulation problems, limitations with activities involved in daily living, and nutritional concerns.
Free screenings will be held by the international team of students and faculty from USP and WCU at:
- Oscar Lasko YMCA (1 East Chestnut Street in West Chester): For children, who will be accompanied by their parents and/or guardians, on Dec. 18 from 9-10 AM, 11 AM-12 PM, and 1:30-2:30 PM
- Community Volunteers Medicine (300B Lawrence Drive in West Chester): For clients on Dec. 19 from 9-10 AM, 11 AM-12 PM, and 1:30-2:30 PM
- WCU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic (201 Carter Drive in West Chester): For caregivers, families, and clients on Dec. 20 from 9-10 AM, 11 AM-12 PM, and 1:30-2:30 PM
Following the results of the screenings, the team will offer recommended care plans to each individual.
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