Members Making News Deborah Dixon, ASHA director of school services, received the Nancy Lee McKinley Leadership Mentoring Award from the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition at its 2016 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. One of the coalition’s three major national leadership awards, the honor recognizes mentoring and support by ... People
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The ASHA Leader, November 2016, Vol. 21, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21112016.20
The ASHA Leader, November 2016, Vol. 21, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21112016.20
Awarded
Deborah Dixon, ASHA director of school services, received the Nancy Lee McKinley Leadership Mentoring Award from the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition at its 2016 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. One of the coalition’s three major national leadership awards, the honor recognizes mentoring and support by recipients who have significantly advanced the state of practice and the quality of services for people with disabilities in language and literacy … speech-language pathologists Beth Lawrence and Deena Seifert’s educational technology company, Communication APPtitude, was named an Innovator of the Year 2016 by Maryland newspaper The Daily Record. The award is given annually to Maryland residents or companies creating new products, programs, services or processes that have helped their companies, industries or communities … Margaret Rogers, ASHA chief staff officer for science and research, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Rogers presented on “Scientific Challenges and Opportunities in the 10th Decade of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Discipline” as part of the Oct. 14 ceremony.
In the media
Christie Block, SLP at the New York Speech and Voice Lab, was featured in an Aug. 17 Fusion.net article about her work with transgender clientsTodd Bohnenkamp, associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa and president of the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Kerri Schwemm, SLP with Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, Iowa, were featured in an Aug. 10 Des Moines Register article about special education cuts across the state … St. Petersburg, Florida-based SLP Sara Ann Butler was featured in a July 8 Tampa Bay Times article and video about her interactive singing group, Senior Melody Sisters, which she designed to entertain people in assisted living communities and memory care units … Samantha Elandary, CEO of the Dallas-based Parkinson Voice Project, was featured in three recent interview segments in which she spoke about Muhammad Ali and Parkinson’s: NBC 5 News (KXAS) in Dallas, ABC News 8 (WFAA) in Dallas and national Fox News radio … Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP and founder of the Social Thinking methodology, is featured in the 2016 Sundance award-winning documentary film “Life, Animated,” based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind, about the journey of his son Owen, a boy with autism spectrum disorder who found a pathway to language through animated Disney films.
On the move
Kathleen M. Youse has been named chair and program director of Salus University’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She previously worked as director of the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Teachers College at Columbia University … Diane Williams has been named head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. She was most recently associate professor of speech-language pathology and the Anna Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair in Health Sciences and Ethics at Duquesne University.
Deaths
Susan Seelinger Anderson, 66, on June 30, 2016, in Dickinson, Texas. Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston in 1973 and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1975. She began her career as an SLP in 1975 at the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, where she worked as an itinerant clinician for three years, then served as a curriculum coordinator from 1978 to 1982. Anderson spent six years at UTEP as a clinical supervisor and instructor before joining the speech-language pathology services department at the Devereux Children’s Hospital and Treatment Center (now Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida) in Viera, Florida. In addition to her clinical and supervisory roles, she began research and presented on the relationship between specific language disorders and emotional and behavioral disorders. In 1993, Anderson returned to Texas to set up and direct the speech-language therapy program at a new Devereux Foundation hospital in League City. Her clinical work during the next six years also included service delivery at the Children’s Center in Galveston. In the final phase of her career, she developed her dysphagia treatment skills and, prior to her retirement in October 2008, worked in skilled nursing facilities in the Houston area.
Mary Ann “Mac” Carpenter, 74, on Aug. 13, 2016, in Shawnee, Kansas. Carpenter received her master’s and PhD in speech-language pathology at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty of the Hearing and Speech Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)/KU Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders in 1972, retiring as emeritus associate professor in 2005. Carpenter served on myriad university, KUMC and departmental/intercampus committees and task forces, and she was active in the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Known for her contributions as a teacher, mentor and clinician, Anderson received many awards, including the Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award from the KUMC School of Health Professions (then the School of Allied Health), the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Clinician of the Year Award, and the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the University of Kansas.
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