July 2012, Part 2 Helen Nychka and Sheila Goetz, SLPs in Boulder, Colorado, received the 2012 Autism Community Awareness Award from the Autism Society of Boulder County. The award recognizes individuals in the community who make a difference in the lives of families and children with autism ... Longwood University’s Communication Sciences and ... People
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July 2012, Part 2
The ASHA Leader, July 2012, Vol. 17, 51. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17092012.51
The ASHA Leader, July 2012, Vol. 17, 51. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17092012.51
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Helen Nychka and Sheila Goetz, SLPs in Boulder, Colorado, received the 2012 Autism Community Awareness Award from the Autism Society of Boulder County. The award recognizes individuals in the community who make a difference in the lives of families and children with autism ... Longwood University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Advisory Committee recognized Tommie Robinson, ASHA past president and director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in the Department of Hearing and Speech at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for his ongoing support of Longwood University’s CSD program ... The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2012 honors and awards recipients included SLP Ben C. Watson (Distinguished Achievement) of New York Medical College; audiologist Heidi Sokol (Distinguished Clinician) of North Shore LIJ Hospital; SLP Joseph Sonnenberg (Distinguished Service Award) of the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center; and SLP Raymond Domenico (Special Citation) of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The New York association also nominated Charleen M. Bloom, an SLP and professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, for the ASHFoundation’s Frank R. Kleffner Clinical Career Award ... SLP Mary Sweig Wilson, founder and president of Laureate Learning Systems, Inc., and professor emerita of communication sciences at the University of Vermont, received the 2012 Special Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The award recognizes her significant achievements in and contributions to the field of developmental disabilities.
Named
Amy S. Goldman, an SLP and the immediate past chair of ASHA Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, has been named a co-executive director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University’s College of Education. Goldman has served as associate director of the Institute since 1992 ...Kenneth E. Wolf, an audiologist and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, was named dean of the College of Science and Health at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.
In the News
Walt Wolfram, the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English at North Carolina State University, was featured in a CBS News story about disappearing regional American accents. Wolfram also was quoted in a Fox News Latino story (May 12) about immigrants who speak with an accent. Wolfram recommended education about accents—for schools and society at large—to alleviate the possible stigma associated with accented speech.
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