January 2016 Patricia Roush, director of the pediatric audiology program at University of North Carolina Hospitals, and her team of audiologists—Mallory Baker, Sarah DiStefano, Shana Jacobs, Sarah L. Martinho, Laurel Okulski and Jill Ritch—received the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award, given annually to recognize an outstanding program specializing in ... People
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January 2016
The ASHA Leader, January 2016, Vol. 21, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21012016.20
The ASHA Leader, January 2016, Vol. 21, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21012016.20
Awarded
Patricia Roush, director of the pediatric audiology program at University of North Carolina Hospitals, and her team of audiologists—Mallory Baker, Sarah DiStefano, Shana Jacobs, Sarah L. Martinho, Laurel Okulski and Jill Ritch—received the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award, given annually to recognize an outstanding program specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children.
In the news
Nancy Alarcon, principal lecturer and director of clinical education at the University of Washington’s (UW) Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, wrote an Oct. 15 op-ed for the Seattle Times about the hazardous noise levels of professional football games and other sporting events … Christi Miller, a research and clinical audiologist at UW’s Hearing and Speech Clinic, was featured in an Oct. 16 piece about noise at Seattle Seahawks games on KOMO-TV.
Published
“The Intuitive Parent: Why the Best Thing for Your Child Is You,” a new book by Stephen Camarata, professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and professor of psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was published this summer by Current. The book covers the benefits of instinct-driven responsive parenting … Rhea Paul, professor and founding chair of Sacred Heart University’s Speech-Language Pathology Department, and ASHA international affiliate Donia Fahim, consultant speech-language pathologist at New York University and co-founder/executive director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc., co-wrote “Let’s Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with Autism.” The book, released this fall by Paul H. Brookes, aims to help parents understand diagnostic and treatment services for young children with autism spectrum disorder.
Deaths
Shannon May (Casey) Szameitat, 34, on Sept. 22, 2015, in Louisville, Colorado, of melanoma. Szameitat received her bachelor’s degree through the honors program of the University of Nevada, Reno, earning the Presidential and Millennium scholarships during her time there. She later earned master’s degrees in linguistics and speech-language pathology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As an SLP, Szameitat specialized in deafness and hearing impairments while working at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she served on a multidisciplinary cochlear implant team. At the 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Szameitat presented on the use of augmentative and alternative communication with children who have hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder.
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