Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Cathy Rasmussen

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Disorders, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.Ed. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College
  • B.A. Political Science, Harding University

Biography

Dr. Rasmussen is currently Associate Dean for Compliance & Clinical Affairs. She also serves as director of the York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute, the umbrella for clinical education for health and human services programs. A professor of Speech-Language Pathology, she joined the Nazareth Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty in 1995 and chaired that department before becoming Associate Dean.

A hallmark of the York Institute is interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Dr. Rasmussen’s current scholarly work and community engagement is focused on interprofessional initiatives on campus and in the community. She has done research involving Cued Speech and the acquisition of spoken language by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. With Dr. Paula Brown, she developed and co-directed the Deafness Specialty Preparation program, a joint program with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, to prepare speech-language pathologists to work with DHOH children. Graduates of the program are working all over the United States. A past president of the National Cued Speech Association, she has presented in many regional, state, and national venues on applications of cueing for both hearing and deaf individuals.

TEDx Talk

    Dr. Rasmussen explains cued speech and how it could help you make a better connection with others.