People: April 2014 Janice Light, Hintz Family chair and distinguished professor of communication sciences and disorders at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, won the university’s 2013 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration (bit.ly/psu-presidents-award) for initiating the augmentative and alternative communication intervention program at Penn State’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. ... People
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People: April 2014
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19042014.22
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19042014.22
Awarded
Janice Light, Hintz Family chair and distinguished professor of communication sciences and disorders at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, won the university’s 2013 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration (bit.ly/psu-presidents-award) for initiating the augmentative and alternative communication intervention program at Penn State’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Established in 1996, the annual award recognizes extraordinary achievement by a full-time faculty member in the integration of teaching and research or creative accomplishments.
In the News
Nancy Alarcon, director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic and senior lecturer at the University of Washington in Seattle, was quoted in an NPR.org story (Feb. 1; bit.ly/loud-nfl-games) about loud crowd noise at National Football League games. Alarcon talked about excessive loudness at Seattle Seahawks games, and the potential for regular attendees to experience hearing loss … Lynn Blakeney, a speech-language pathologist at the Stark County Educational Services Center in Canton, Ohio, was quoted in a BWW.com story (Jan. 22; bit.ly/symphony-conversation) about the SymphonyLand String Trio Program, Blakeney’s brainchild. The program is designed to expose children to music and instruments by means of a learning interaction with orchestra musicians ... Barry M. Prizant, an SLP and adjunct professor at Brown University, Providence, R.I., was featured in a Khaleej Times story (Jan. 19; bit.ly/scerts-seminar) that detailed his two-day seminar on the Social Communication/Emotional Regulation/Transactional Support Model at the Dubai Autism Center, United Arab Emirates. Prizant also presented a three-day SCERTS seminar for the Panhellenic Association of Logopedics in Athens, Greece, Jan. 24–26.
Deaths
Linda Oehler Miller-Torbit, 66, of cancer, on Aug. 2, 2013, in Milford, Del. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Miller-Torbit worked in the Baltimore (Md.) County Public Schools. She earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore. While raising her children, she worked part-time in a variety of pediatric settings, including public and private schools and outpatient practices. Later, she returned to full-time employment with adults in outpatient, acute rehab, home health and skilled nursing facility settings. In later years, she was committed to supervising and mentoring graduate students and clinical fellows. Torbit-Miller is survived by her husband, Alan Torbit; children Jason and Jessica; and three grandchildren
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