Profiled faculty: Tausha Beardsley, M.A., CCC-SLP


As a clinical instructor, Tausha Beardsley teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in speech-language pathology with an emphasis in acquired neurogenic communication disorders, the clinical process, and swallowing disorders. She also provides clinical education and supervision to graduate clinicians in clinical practicum.

Students have voted her “Outstanding Supervisor of the Year” in two recent years. She has provided extensive service to the department, and also currently serves on the Faculty Council for the WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

After earning a bachelor of arts degree in audiology and speech sciences from Michigan State University, Ms. Beardsley completed a master of arts degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Memphis. She is ASHA certified and licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of Michigan.

Her training includes a specialized clinical fellowship in medical speech-language pathology through Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where subsequently she worked as a staff SLP and coordinator for in-patient speech-language pathology services.

Tausha has also worked extensively in a variety of clinical settings, including school-based services, outpatient and rehabilitation therapy, long term acute care facilities, extended care facilities, home care, and private practice.

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