Communication support group forms at ETSU

Published 9:05 am Friday, September 6, 2019

JOHNSON CITY — A new communication support group at East Tennessee State University is open to anyone in the community who is suffering from a speech or language deficit as the result of a stroke, brain injury or progressive neurological condition (such as Parkinson’s Disease, ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease or multiple sclerosis), and their family and caregivers.

The support group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It is hosted by students and faculty in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, located in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences (CCRHS).

“The group was developed to provide a place for people with various communication difficulties to come together, get support, meet new people, gain resources and learn new strategies to improve communication,” said Courtney Andrews, assistant professor in speech-language pathology. “Our sessions typically consist of a speaker and educational component, a communication game or activity, and a time of open sharing and discussion.”

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The meetings are held in room 255 of ETSU’s Lamb Hall, 156 South Dossett Drive. Parking spaces are reserved in front of the building on Dossett Drive. No registration is required.

For more information, email Andrews at or call 423-439-4712.