Communication Sciences & Disorders


Christie Needham

Christie A. Needham, M.A., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the program of Communication Disorders and the Clinic Director for the Baldwin Wallace Speech Clinic. Professor Needham teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Communication Disorders, Speech and Language Development, Clinical Practice, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism, and Clinic Management and Practice. She also works with students doing a variety of clinical work including at the Baldwin Wallace Speech Clinic, Positive Education Program Prentiss School, and Crystal Waters Retirement Center. Professor Needham has also worked side by side with students involved with the Undergraduate Research and Creative Studies. These projects have combined Professor Needham’s interests with those of students including work with nonverbal children and patients with Alzheimers’s Disease or Dementia. Alongside her students, Professor Needham has presented at BW Ovation, the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Professor Needham is also active in the community of Speech-Language Pathology. Currently she is Treasurer for the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In the past she has served as Consumer Liaison for that same organization. Professor Needham is also the faculty advisor for the Baldwin Wallace Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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