Amy Rose

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Phone: 828-227-3289
Office Location: 160 Health and Human Sciences Building


B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dissertation: The influence of temperament and social skills on quality of friendship in adolescents with and without learning disabilities


I joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2014. I have had the opportunity to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Adult Language Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dysphagia, and Voice Disorders. My research interests include social skills and friendship development in individuals with disabilities. I am also very interested in the provision of training activities for speech language pathologists, teachers, and special educators in developing countries with recent experiences in China and Botswana.

Prior to obtaining my doctoral degree, I practiced as a speech-language pathologist for 25 years working with both children and adults in a variety of settings, including public schools, skilled nursing facilities, rehab hospitals, and telepractice. Western Carolina is the perfect place for me to be as I love the mountains and being outdoors. I’m a very proud mom of two grown children, Ryan and Rachael. My active little dog Ben (a shih-tzu) is making the nest not so empty.

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