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Melanie S. Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP

Portrait of Melanie Somogie
Clinical Instructor, Hearing and Speech

Professional Background

Melanie S. Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP, joined the Department of Hearing and Speech at KU Medical Center as a clinical instructor in October 2019. She teaches courses in Motor Speech Disorders, Treatment of Dysphagia in Adults, Advanced Clinical Practice and Independent Study in the Speech-Language Pathology program.

Prior to her faculty appointment at KU, Somogie served as a speech-language pathologist in many clinical settings including skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Her special interests include neurogenic speech-language disorders, dysphagia, and gerontology.

Academic Background
Somogie earned a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas in 2015 and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012.

In addition to the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Hearing Association, Somogie has specialized training and certifications in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy (MDTP), and SPEAK OUT!

Active in professional organizations in her field, Somogie is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association including its Kansas and Missouri state chapters.