Profiled Faculty: Aaron Hardy-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP


Aaron Hardy-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP

Aaron Hardy-Smith joined our faculty as a Lecturer in 2010, providing expertise in speech and language impairments in preschool and school-age children. She also has special interests in autism and working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She teaches undergraduate courses in Child Language and Phonological Disorders and Clinical Methods. She also provides clinical education to our graduate students in speech-language pathology. Prior to working at WSU, Mrs Hardy-Smith worked as a school speech-language pathologist (K-12) for Calhoun ISD, Allen Park Public Schools, as well as in several charter schools in Detroit. She earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University.

As Chair of the CSD Assessment Committee, Mrs Hardy-Smith recently presented in a peer-to-peer forum focused on sharing good assessment practices with WSU colleagues. She was appointed to the Michigan Speech Hear-ing Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2014 and selected by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to review grants for the 2015 Multicultural Grant program.

Mrs. Hardy-Smith was awarded “Supervisor of the Year” in 2014 and 2016 by the graduating class of M.A. students in the department. In 2015, she was honored by the President and Provost of the University for contributing to undergraduate student success. She hopes to encourage each student that she teaches and supervises to serve their clients with integrity and compassion and to maintain their zeal for learning as professionals in their future careers.

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