Ms. Hanson obtained her B.A. in English and her M.A. in Communication Disorders at Truman State University.
The CMDS program welcomed instructor Patricia Hanson, M.A., CCC-SLP, to the faculty as of fall 2008. She teaches Phonetics, Articulation and Phonology, as well as part of Professional Issues and Advanced Speech Pathology. Ms. Hanson supervises a variety of cases in the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic. In the past few years, she has developed a special interest in accent reduction and now teaches and supervises Truman's Accent Reduction course for international students.
Ms. Hanson has experience as a school speech-language pathologist and has worked with children, families, and teachers to help manage the challenges of children with communication disorders in the school setting.
As a clinical supervisor, Ms. Hanson is known for helping student clinicians improve their clinical writing skills and attention to detail.
Ms. Hanson has many family ties in the area and lives in Kirksville with her husband Erick and son Tyler.