School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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Kelly Wade, M.A.

Kelly Wade, M.A.

Title: Visiting Instructor
Department: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology
Phone: 330-972-8186
Email: kwade@uakron.edu



  • Joined the University of Akron faculty in 2006 as a clinical supervisor and instructor.
  •  Coordinator for the OMNIE Internship and Distance Learning Programs OMNIE is a grant funded through the Ohio Department of Education to train and place speech-language pathologists in public school positions.
  • Coordinator of the Collaborative Distance Learning Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program in partnership with the University of Cincinnati. This program offers a masters degree in speech-language pathology after successful completion of on-line academic coursework and clinical practicum requirements.
  • Previously worked as a speech-language pathologist in the city and suburban school districts of Chicago with low-incidence students and then as a special education administrator overseeing services for early childhood special education programs.

Professional Presentations

  • Wade. K. (Nov 2008).  A Statewide Model for Alleviating the Shortage of SLP’s in the Schools.  American Speech Language and Hearing Association annual conference: Chicago, IL.
  • Wade, K. (Nov 2009).    Ohio’s Comprehensive Approach in Education & Recruitment of School Clinicians. American Speech Language and Hearing Association annual conference: New Orleans, LA.
  • Wade, K. (Nov 2011). Ohio’s Progress in Education and Recruitment of School Clinicians. American Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference: San Diego, CA.

Professional Interests

  • Autism
  • Articulatory and Phonological Disorders in children
  • School based speech-language services
  • Supervision

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association

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