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Melanie S. Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP

Portrait of Melanie Somogie
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hearing and Speech

Professional Background

Melanie S. Somogie, M.A., CCC-SLP, joined the Department of Hearing and Speech at KU Medical Center in October 2019. She teaches courses in Neuromotor Speech Disorders, Treatment of Dysphagia in Adults, Advanced Clinical Practice, and Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology.

Prior to her faculty appointment at KU, Somogie served as a speech-language pathologist in many clinical settings including skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Her special interests include neurogenic speech-language and swallowing disorders, and interprofessional practice and education.

Academic Background
Somogie earned a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas in 2015 and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012.

In addition to the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Hearing Association, Somogie has specialized training in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy (MDTP), and SPEAK OUT!

Active in professional organizations in her field, Somogie is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association including its Kansas and Missouri state chapters.

Education and Training
  • MA, University of Kansas