Erin Clark, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic Director

    Mrs. Erin Clark, Director of the IUP Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic

    Assistant Professor

    • Office: Davis Hall, 264
    • Email: eclark@iup.edu
    • Office Phone: 724-357-5684

    Education

    • BS – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2008, Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010, Speech-Language Pathology

    Teaching Areas

    Undergraduate

    • SPLP 311 Aural Rehabilitation
    • SPLP 342 Neuroscience of Communication Disorders

    Graduate

    • SPLP 604 Diagnostic Methods
    • SPLP 614 Neuropathologies of Swallowing
    • SPLP 661 Advanced Clinical Practicum
    • SPLP 663 Hearing Clinic 
    • SPLP 664 Simulation Clinic 
    • SPLP 632 Neurologic Communication Disorders
    • SPLP 635 Seminar: Counseling in SLP
    • SPLP 614 Neuropathologies of Speech & Swallowing
    • SPLP 681 Simulation Lab

    Memberships and Professional Interests 

    Memberships

    • Administration and Supervision (Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #11)
    • Neurogenic Communication Disorders (Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #2)
    • Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (PSHA)
    • International Association of Healthcare Professionals
    • Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (SWPSHA)
    • Pennsylvania State Council for Exception Children Board of Directors

    Professional Interests

    • Dysphagia
    • Brain injury
    • Dementia
    • Adult aphasia
    • Effect of hearing loss on childhood speech and language development
    • IRB Approved Research Project: SLP Graduate Students' Perceptions of Stress and Clinical Self-Efficacy as Related to Simulation Training

    Professional Certifications

    • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Compentence in Speech-Language Pathology – 2011
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License in Speech-Language Pathology – 2011
    • Certified VitalStim Provider – 2013

    Selected Publications or Presentations

    Articles Under Review

    Clark, E. & Lombard, L. (under review). Developing an acute care simulation lab and practicum. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (invited article for a special topics issue on simulation and learning)

    Research and Grant Activity

    Investigator (2020). IRB Pending for Research Project: Relationship between simulation training on internship outcomes.

    Co-Investigator (2019). Use of Forum Theatre as an innovative approach to improve learner outcomes in interprofessional healthcare simulations.

    Recipient. (2019). ACPAC Grant ($1,947). Utilizing Computer-Based Simulation Learning Experiences to Augment Mannequin and Simulated Patient Experiences.

    Recipient. (2019). Center for Teaching Excelling Reflective Practice Teaching Circle Mini-Grant ($500) Improving Simulation-Based Learning at IUP through Expert Feedback.

    Grant Submission. (2018). Center for Teaching Excelling Reflective Practice Teaching Circle Mini-Grant ($500) Incorporating Communication Themes in Interprofessional Simulations (not funded).

    Grant Submission. (2018). ACPAC Grant ($2400) Electronic Medical Record Implementation (not funded).

    Grant Submission. (2017). Indiana University of Pennsylvania Internal Competition. Enhancing learning outcomes and preparedness of speech-language pathology students through integration of high-fidelity simulation experiences (not selected).

    Investigator (2017). IRB approval for Research Project: Speech-Language Pathology graduate students’ perception of stress and clinical self-efficacy as related to simulation training.

    National Presentations

    Clark, E. (Upcoming May 2020). Build a Simulation Lab on a Budget & Construct Scaffolded Professional Training Modules. Invited to present at the Laerdal Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference, Indiana, PA.

    Clark, E. (2019). Build a Simulation Lab and Develop a Scaffold Acute Care Practicum Course. Seminar presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders National Conference, San Diego, CA.

    Clark, E. (2018). Building a Simulation Lab on a Budget. Poster presentation presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

    State Presentations

    Clark, E. (Upcoming April 2020). The Impact of Acute Care Simulation Training on Student Outcomes Poster to be presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Clark, E. (2019). Building a Simulation Lab on a Budget. Poster presentation presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Lancaster, PA.  

    Clark, E. (2018). You’re about to Graduate – Now What?! Preparing for your CFE. Seminar presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Clark, E. (2011). School’s Out – Now About that Clinical Fellowship. Poster presentation presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Local Presentations

    Clark, E. (2018). Collaboration: A Framework for Working with Children with Hearing Loss. Invited presentation for Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Ebensburg, PA.