KU grant will fund American Indian speech program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The University of Kansas is using a $1.2 million federal grant to train speech-language pathologists to work with American Indian children.

The university announced receipt of the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the money will help pay for the Culturally Responsive Early Literacy Instruction program.

Assistant professor Matthew Gillispie says clinicians will be trained on the benefits of using culturally relevant materials in treating young children with some form of speech-language impairment.

Graduate students participating in the program also will get assistance with tuition, books, supplies and mentoring.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 236373081 - kake.com/a?a=236373081