People: February 2014 Derick Deweber, director of rehabilitation at HCR Manor Care in Oklahoma City and a member of ASHA ’s Multicultural Issues Board and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, was featured in an article in Oklahoma’s Spanish-language newspaper El Nacional de Oklahoma (Nov. 29). Deweber commented on a new state law ... People
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People: February 2014
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19022014.20
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19022014.20
In the news
Derick Deweber, director of rehabilitation at HCR Manor Care in Oklahoma City and a member of ASHA ’s Multicultural Issues Board and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, was featured in an article in Oklahoma’s Spanish-language newspaper El Nacional de Oklahoma (Nov. 29). Deweber commented on a new state law that will cause children not at reading level by third grade to be held back in school … Neil J. DiSarno, ASHA chief staff officer for audiology, wrote a guest column for the Hearing Health & Technology Matters blog (Dec. 4, 2013; bit.ly/audiology-aca) detailing the steps ASHA is taking to prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. DiSarno focused on ways audiology must adapt to meet changes in health care head-on …Deborah I. Ross, an SLP at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, Calif., was interviewed for the “Aging Redefined” radio series (Dec. 28, 2013). The show focused on healthy aging with Parkinson’s disease, and highlighted the benefits of working with certified LSVT/LOUD® and LSVT/BIG® therapists.
Named
Bernard Rousseau, associate professor of otolaryngology, hearing and speech sciences, and mechanical engineering, and director of the Laryngeal Biology Laboratory at the Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences in Nashville, Tenn., has been elected an associate fellow of the American Laryngological Association in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology. Rousseau is one of only six non-physician scientists to become an ALA associate fellow.
Published
Lois Jean Brady and Matthew Guggemos, both SLPs, assistive technology specialists and certified autism specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area, created InnerVoice (www.innervoiceapp.com), an augmentative and alternative communication and language app. InnerVoice AAC offers remote prompting and 3-D, animated avatars that communicate a message, while applying the principles of “edutainment” to engage and educate …Dennis Hampton, an audiologist at the Westchester Audiology Center in White Plains, N.Y., published his first novel, “A Touch of Nerves”. Inspired by Hampton and his sons’ military service, the thriller revolves around an Army investigation into chemical weapons missing from a research facility.
Retired
Paul R. Rao, SLP and past president of ASHA, retired from his 28-year stint at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., at the end of 2013. During his last four years at Medstar, he served as the vice president of inpatient operations and compliance. He and his wife of 43 years, Martina —who is also an SLP—plan to travel, volunteer and carpe diem. They will remain in Maryland as Ravens fans … and minutes away from their two granddaughters.
Deaths
Gene J. Brutten, 84, of heart failure, on March 4, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. Brutten received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1951, his master’s from Brooklyn College in 1952 and his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1957. Brutten’s 50-year professional career began as a speech-language pathologist at Long Island University. He later joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale until 1993. Brutten devoted his professional life to experimental and clinical research related to the nature, assessment and treatment of stuttering, which led to the development of his influential “two-factor theory” of stuttering. Together with Martine Vanryckeghem, Brutten published a series of standardized assessment protocols and clinical handbooks, as well as the Behavior Assessment Battery, used in more than 20 countries. He also published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and delivered more than 200 presentations worldwide. In 1994, Brutten joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During his career, he also was a visiting professor in Belgium, Croatia, the Netherlands and South Africa. An ASHA Fellow and Life Member, Brutten received ASHA Honors in 2002. He also received two Fulbright-Hays awards. Brutten is survived by his wife, Martine, and two children, Lori and Mark.
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