November 2012 In the News: Craig Kasper an audioiogist and adjunct instructor in the Long Island AuD Consortium, was featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.” In a discussion about hearing loss caused by over-the-counter pain relievers, Kasper stressed the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Search “OTC hearing” ... People
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The ASHA Leader, November 2012, Vol. 17, 36. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17142012.36
The ASHA Leader, November 2012, Vol. 17, 36. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17142012.36
In the News: Craig Kasper an audioiogist and adjunct instructor in the Long Island AuD Consortium, was featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.” In a discussion about hearing loss caused by over-the-counter pain relievers, Kasper stressed the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Search “OTC hearing” at www.doctoroz.com ... Jaime Openden, a speech-language pathologist, educator, and founder and CEO of Bignity Ventures in Jericho, N.Y., has published a series of blog posts about issues of interest to SLPs on Huff Post Education. Search “Jaime Openden” at www.huffingtonpost.com.
Named: Pamela Rosenthal Rollins, of the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, was selected to serve another two-year term on the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The council recommends public policy changes and allocations to the Texas legislature and state agencies regarding the needs of people with autism and other developmental disorders and their families.
Retired: Stan Dublinske. ASHA’s senior advisor for planning, retired Nov. 2. Dublinske came to ASHA in 1976 and served as assistant director and director of the school services program, director of state and regulatory policy, and director of the professional practices department. He holds an EdD in policy and management from the University of Southern California, and a BA and MA in speech-language pathology from the University of Northern Iowa and Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman University). During his tenure at ASHA, Dublinske was instrumental in including the “most qualified provider” provision in the federal Education of the Handicapped Act (now Individuals With Disabilities Education Act), facilitating ASHAs strategic planning activities, working with Special Interest Groups and state associations in developing their strategic plans, and working with volunteer leaders to change ASHAs governance structure ... Cynthia Jacobsen retired in September from Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, Miss., after 34 years of service. Jacobsen, a speech-language pathologist, was director of hearing and speech at the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Clinics. She worked closely with university programs in Missouri and Kansas for graduate student internships. An ASHA Fellow, Jacobsen is a past president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has been active in the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She raised nearly $2 million in donations to support hearing aids and speech-language treatment at CMH, working closely with the Scottish Rite Center and many other community agencies.
Deaths
Richard P. McDermott, 84, after a short illness, on Sept. 2, in St. Paul, Minn. After graduating high school in Columbia, Mo., in 1946, he was a member of the 25th Infantry Division in Japan until 1948. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1960 and taught for four years at St. Cloud State University. McDermott joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1964 and retired as full professor in 1991. He is survived by six nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
Geraldine (Gerry) Simmons Minges. 80, of Parkinson’s disease, on Sept. 22, in Columbia, S.C. Minges graduated from Wayne State University and began a teaching career in California. She moved to Columbia in 1963, where she received her master of education degree from the University of South Carolina (USC) 1973. She taught and practiced speech-language pathology in the USC Speech and Hearing Clinic until her retirement in 1992, and practiced and consulted in several local school districts. Minges was the founder of the South Carolina Augmentative Communication Association. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles; sons David, Kurt, and Brian; and six grandchildren.
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