Sena Crutchley, a graduate of UNCG’s undergraduate and Master’s level programs in Speech-Language Pathology, is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and AP Associate Professor in the UNCG Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Her experience as an SLP is diverse and includes serving children and adult populations in a variety of settings.
Ms. Crutchley has presented at the state and/or national levels about clinical supervision, documentation in skilled nursing facilities, telepractice, bilingual speech-language pathology, and transgender voice and communication.
Her most recent experience was as an SLP and Interim Director of Rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility.
Ms. Crutchley’s professional interests emphasize:
- aphasia, dysarthria,
- clinical supervision,
- accent modification,
- and dysphagia.
In addition, her background in musical theatre supports a keen interest in voice. When Ms. Crutchley is not working as an SLP, she enjoys painting portraits of rescued animals, enjoying the outdoors with her family, and traveling.
- Aphasia Support Group with UNCG’s Speech and Hearing Program
- Gender affirming voice program with UNCG’s Speech and Hearing Clinic
- Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce & Teaching Hub (GROWTH)
- GROWTH is a cooperative group of UNCG faculty affiliates who facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research, education and outreach across our campus and community.
- ASHA presentations:
- Starting university based aphasia group
- Inclusive culturally sensitive communication
- NCSHLA presentation:
- Working with audiologists to improve hearing screening practices in SNF
Resources for Clients
- Asphasia Access
- National Aphasia Association
- List of Aphasia support groups in our area
- AAC & Aphasia
- Therapeutic Apps for Aphasia
- Transgender Voice
- Medical Scholarships and Grants 2020-2021
- Jim Collins Foundation- will open for new applicants in May 2021. This foundation is able to cover all or half of transition-related costs. You can learn more here: jimcollinsfoundation.org/apply/
- The Happy Transgender Center is another organization providing surgery-related scholarships. Their application cycle starts June 1, 2021. You can learn more about their scholarship here: thehappytransgendercenter.org/apply-for-surgery-grant
- Point of Pride's current grant cycle opened on November 1st, and could be another larger source for funding for transition-related costs. Their application is annual, and open from November 1st to November 30th. pointofpride.org/annual-transgender-surgery-fund/
- Trans United with Family and Friends (TUFF) provides transition-related scholarships for those in need. You can download their application here: tufforg.wixsite.com/tuffnew/apply