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Lecture Focuses on Communication Disorders

Lecture Focuses on Communication Disorders

Lois Trudeau Engelhardt, Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, will speak about various communication disorders during a free lecture at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23.

The lectures are part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation’s community education program and are now being held at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave., in conjunction with the city of Lompoc’s Park and Recreation Division. Previously, the lectures took place at the hospital.

Trudeau Engelhardt, SLPD, is a senior practitioner, clinical specialist, and mentor. She provides medical speech-language pathology services in the acute care hospital setting, outpatient clinic, and the Comprehensive Care Center skilled nursing facility. Dr. Engelhardt provides clinical oversight of speech-language pathology services for the Rehabilitation Services Department.

In this presentation, Dr. Engelhardt will offer an educational overview of communication disorders in children and adults. The information presented will improve the understanding of individuals with communication difficulties and support verbal and nonverbal, behavioral and social interactions among family, friends, and care providers.
The lectures are free and there is ample parking.

The next lecture will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20. Registered Nurse Leslie Kelly will discuss “End of Life Care: The Enlightened Ending.”