Ms. Kelsey Aurand de Razo
Instructor, Academic and Clinical
Ms. Aurand de Razo holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Truman State University and completed her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders in December 2014. She was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders in Missouri by the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Previously, Ms. Aurand de Razo worked in Truman's Admissions Office and for several years as an academic advisor to STEM students through a STEP grant that she helped administer. In 2015, she began working with the Communication Disorders Department in a part-time position and accepted a full-time position the following year.
Ms. Aurand de Razo serves as a clinical instructor in the department. She has experience working as a school-based SLP with children in preschool through K-12 in local school districts. She also provided services at a local nursing home and currently supervises student clinicians in clinical placements in the nursing home. Ms. Aurand de Razo brings a unique perspective to the department having completed the program as a student, worked as staff at the university, and now currently as a faculty member. She is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys working with bilingual clients and their families.
Because of her extensive advising experience, she serves as the academic advisor for new advisees entering the CMDS department. She helps these students develop their plans of study and get off on the right foot in the major.
Ms. Aurand de Razo teaches the undergraduate Language Development course to many Sophomore and Junior pre-SLP, pre-AUD, and pre-MAE students. At the graduate level she instructs the courses that focus on langauge disorders in early childhood and school-age children.
Ms. Aurand de Razo has special expertise in Spanish and bilingual language development. She lives in Kirksville with her husband and four boys.