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Treasyri Williams Wood

Dr. Treasyri (pronounced "treasure") Williams Wood, is a native of metro-Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and later earned a Master of Science degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Treasyri then obtained a Clinical Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology (SLPD) from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Dr. Williams Wood specializes in teaching topics related to neural bases of communication. She enjoys educating fellow professionals, community members and graduate students. She is passionate about developing person-centered interventions for individuals with swallowing, cognitive and communicative deficits as a result of neurogenic dysfunction. She has been awarded a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she holds a certification from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Dr. Williams Wood has also been appointed to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) SIG 2 Neurogenic Disorders Professional Development Committee (PDC) and is currently serving a 3-year term.

She is delighted to utilize her specialized training, experience in project management and community outreach initiatives in her role as Speech Language Pathology Clinic Director and Clinical Associate Professor at DePaul University.

Education

  • SLPD., Speech Language Pathology, Northwestern University
  • M.A., Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Hampton University
  • B.S., Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Western Michigan University

Certifications

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) - Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • State of Illinois Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulation, Speech Language Pathologist
    Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Professional affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Courses taught

  • SLP 401 - Neurogenic Basis of Communication Disorders

Invited lectures

  • Nutrition, Speech and Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Patient and Care Partner Education Series
  • Functional Communication Strategies for Adults living with Dementia and their Care Partners, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Support and Education for Early Dementia (SEED) psychoeducational program, Chicago, IL, 2019
    How Frontotemporal Dementia Affects Communication, Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver’s Conference Knoxville, TN, 2018
  • The Language of Alzheimer’s: Communicating with expertise and effectiveness, Guest Speaker at the Trinity Caregiver’s Conference, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Let’s Get Real: Functional Interventions for Adults with Neurogenic Disorders of Communication, American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
  • Communication Disorders and Cognitive Decline, Hampton University’s Health and Wellness Conference, Hampton, VA, 2012

Service

  • Professional Development Committee, Special Interest Group 2: Adult Neurogenic Disorders of Communication, American Speech Language and Hearing Association