July 2014 Kelly Farquharson will join the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty at Emerson College in Boston this fall as an assistant professor. Farquharson most recently was a postdoctoral researcher at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at Ohio State University, with a focus on school-aged ... People
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July 2014
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19072014.16
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19072014.16
Appointed
Kelly Farquharson will join the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty at Emerson College in Boston this fall as an assistant professor. Farquharson most recently was a postdoctoral researcher at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at Ohio State University, with a focus on school-aged children with phonological and language disorders, the effect of those disorders on the acquisition of literacy skills, and the cognitive underpinnings of phonological and language disorders.
Awarded
Kristin Edmonds, a speech-language pathologist and owner of Mindfull Games, won a 2014 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award for her original app, Verbal Volley. The awards recognize effective learning tools that stimulate the mind and help students develop higher-order thinking skills … Evelyn A. Galvis, an SLP at Ft. Bragg, N.C., is the 2013 recipient of VET-NET’s Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Wounded Warrior Care Provider Award. The award recognizes exemplary health care professionals who are employed by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs and exhibit steadfast devotion and enthusiastic vigor in caring for combat-injured veterans.
In the news
Vicky Austin, an SLP at the Rochester (N.Y.) Hearing & Speech Center, was featured in a Democrat & Chronicle story (Apr. 21) about expanding job opportunities for SLPs. The State Department of Labor forecasts the number of SLPs in New York to grow by more than 14 percent through 2020 ... Neil DiSarno, ASHA chief staff officer for audiology, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show on May 28. DiSarno explained and demonstrated high-tech hearing aids to host Matt Lauer.
Deaths
Aileen C. Lau-Dickinson, 88, on April 8, 2014, in West Columbia, S.C. Dickinson was born in Detroit and earned an undergraduate degree in speech at Northwestern University, a master’s of science in speech pathology at the University of Michigan, and a PhD in special education administration at the University of South Carolina. Dickinson founded St. Nicholas Speech School in Greenwood, S.C., and was director of speech and hearing at Fernald State School in Boston. She served as adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for 15 years. Dickinson was a Life Member of ASHA and an ASHA Fellow. Survivors include her daughters, Robyn Zimmerman and Pat Linton; her son, Conrad Lau; and stepchildren, Rick Dickinson, J.D. Dickinson, Linda Allard and Lauren Eavers.
Gayl A. White, 87, on March 3, 2014 in Needham, Mass. White received her master’s degree at the University of Houston. An SLP specializing in aphasia and a lifelong ASHA member, she owned a private practice, worked in public schools and hospitals, taught at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), and led the Humble (Texas) Stroke Support Group for more than 20 years. Survivors include a sister and four brothers, a daughter and two sons, and three granddaughters.
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