ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees Through the clinical achievement program of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, state speech-language-hearing associations are invited each year to honor one individual from their respective states. The recipient of the ASHFoundation’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement is chosen from among these state awardees. Eight states chose to participate ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees
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ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN10.19112014.64
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN10.19112014.64
Through the clinical achievement program of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, state speech-language-hearing associations are invited each year to honor one individual from their respective states. The recipient of the ASHFoundation’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement is chosen from among these state awardees. Eight states chose to participate in the 2014 program.
District of Columbia
Joan C. Payne, Howard University, developed educational training materials to help graduate students address the communication needs of African American adults suffering from dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, disease and other related neurological disorders.
Florida
Giselle D. Carnaby, University of Florida, conducted dysphagia research leading to strong clinical application and impact on quality outcome-based rehabilitation.
Kansas
Elizabeth Abbey, Sound Beginnings, transformed the state’s early hearing detection and intervention program, which resulted in a decreased lost-to-follow-up rate in the Kansas newborn hearing screening program.
Mississippi
Linda Piazza, Speech Care Associates, worked to ensure that children transitioning from Head Start centers to public school systems continue to receive speech-language services.
Montana
Diane Simpson, Northcentral Learning Center, helped to develop and pass S.B. 230, “The Telepractice Bill,” and promoted professional training opportunities in telepractice to increase access to speech-language and hearing services for Montana citizens.
Ohio
Diane C. Games, Tri-County Speech Associates, Inc., created and maintains Fluency Friday Plus, a project that provides intensive treatment and support to children and teens who stutter and increases public awareness of fluency disorders.
Oklahoma
Mona Ryan, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, advocated for legislation to support a salary supplement for school-based speech-language pathologists and secured funding within the state budget to pay for the program.
South Carolina
Gina Crosby-Quinatoa, University of South Carolina, served as coordinator of the University of South Carolina Communication Sciences Disorders Hispanic Initiative, a project to provide access to speech-language services for multicultural and bilingual families in South Carolina.
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