Communication Disorders and Social Work
Ms. Blaine Duesing, Instructor, Program Director
Blaine Duesing joined the Central staff in 1996 as an adjunct clinical supervisor and filled a full time position opened in 1997. Ms. Duesing received her B.S. degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Parks and Recreation Administration. She was admitted to UCM as a post baccalaureate student receiving her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. Previous experiences include working in the public schools, and doing rehabilitation services in nursing homes. Ms. Duesing’s departmental responsibilities include Coordinator of Clinical Services for the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders She also teaches Communication Disorders in the Schools, Assessment and Intervention II-Language, and Language Development of the Handicapped and supervises undergraduate and graduate clinicians. Ms Duesing is also the undergraduate advisor for the Department. Other professional interests include Vice President for School Services for Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA), serving as the MSHA liaison to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Missouri State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL). Professional areas of interest include language based reading deficits and language disorders in children.
Ms. Duesing loves to walk and bike. When she gets away from the University Ms. Duesing loves to travel.