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Nancy Alarcon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director and Senior Lecturer

  • Adult speech-language disorders
Director, Speech and Hearing Clinic
Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences
(For Campus Mail only: Box 354875)
University of Washington, 1417 NE 42nd St., Seattle, WA 98105

Office:(206) 685-2212 Fax:(206) 616-1185 Clinic: (206) 543-5440
Education & Research: Speech-Language Pathology Division
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Nancy serves as the Director of the U.W. Speech and Hearing Clinic, a free-standing outpatient clinic which serves as an integral part of the Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. In addition as a member of the faculty for 18 years, she specializes in adult neurologic communication disorders.

As part of her clinical responsibilities, Nancy supervises graduate students in their adult neuro practica, primarily directing students as they provide services to individuals with aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and cognitive-communication disability as a result of acquired or progressive degenerative disorders. Her philosophy for intervention has emphasized functional relevance of treatment objectives, maximizing modalities of communication, family/communication partner intervention, group treatment, and community networking.

In addition, Nancy is the Speech-Language Pathology Internship Coordinator responsible for arranging and coordinating the final practical experience for students in the medical community. As an extension of her clinical work, she is a co-investigator in clinical research with Dr. Margaret Rogers and Dr. Lesley Olswang in the development of "Family-based Intervention with Individuals with Chronic Aphasia (FICA)" and supported communication, and a co-investigator with Dr. Rogers in clinical research in the area of Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Nancy is licensed to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Washington, Board Certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders, and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has served as President of the Washington Speech and Hearing Association, is presently serving as an ASHA Legislative Councilor for WA state, and has volunteered in numerous related professional activities.