Members Making News Maryrose McInerney, faculty member at Montclair State University (MSU), and Maris Appelbaum, clinical preceptor and director of Hearing Aid Services at MSU, were featured on the December 2016 episode of “Aging Insights,” a public-access TV show produced by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging. McInerney and Appelbaum spoke about ... People
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The ASHA Leader, April 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22042017.24
The ASHA Leader, April 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22042017.24
In the media
Maryrose McInerney, faculty member at Montclair State University (MSU), and Maris Appelbaum, clinical preceptor and director of Hearing Aid Services at MSU, were featured on the December 2016 episode of “Aging Insights,” a public-access TV show produced by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging. McInerney and Appelbaum spoke about hearing loss, hearing aids and hearing-assistive technology … Treva Graves, a private-practice speech-language pathologist based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was quoted in the January/February 2017 issue of Midwest Medical Edition magazine in an article about her work with international medical graduates on accent reductionRupal Patel, SLP and chief executive of VocaliD, which builds custom voices for people with speech impairments who use augmentative and alternative communication devices, was featured in a Jan. 21 NBC Nightly News story about the company … fluency specialists John Sloan, director of the Center for Fluency Enhancement at the Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) in Baltimore, and Jennifer Smith, an SLP at HASA, were featured in a Jan. 26 Baltimore Sun Q&A about treatment options for children who stutter.
On the move
Leora Cherney, director of the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is now research chair of the Think + Speak Lab at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, RIC’s new research hospital.
Published
Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, SLP and associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Hunter College, co-wrote the book “Time to Talk: What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Speech and Language Development” with Carlyn Kolker. The book was published in March by AMACOM.
Deaths
John Conklin, 64, on Sept. 25, 2016, in Geneseo, New York. Conklin earned his bachelor’s degree from The College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY), and his master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo—both in speech-language pathology. He joined the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in 1973, and for more than four decades provided speech-language instruction for students. Conklin was instrumental in developing the department’s critical-thinking and problem-solving curriculum and enjoyed teaching in the classroom. He worked to create respect and support for any student’s choice to use spoken communication. Conklin was a member of the Faculty Senate, where he advocated for the acceptance of communication studies courses for credit and championed for student and department needs. He initiated and led the Spoken Communication Club for many years, and for the past 10 years, he coordinated speech-language activities for the Communication Studies and Services Department. Most recently, he took on the role of mentor to new hires in the department, educating them on NTID’s history and the evolution of speech-language services at the college.
Robert Hejna, 93, on Dec. 7, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, following a short infection with pneumonia leading to sepsis. Hejna received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees from Northwestern University. During his career, he worked in multiple audiology and speech-language pathology roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Connecticut, and he developed the Developmental Articulation Test. Hejna served as president of the Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1960–1961. In 1962, he moved to Ann Arbor, where he served as chief of audiology and speech-language pathology at the city’s VA Medical Center. In midlife, he embarked on a career change. Recognizing an unmet need for SLPs to work with aphasia patients in nursing homes, he built a private practice that served many elderly patients in southeastern Michigan.
Geary Allen McCandless, 86, on Jan. 4, 2017, in St. George, Utah. McCandless received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and his PhD in audiology from Wayne State University. During his more than 40 years in audiology, he held several faculty and administrative positions, including associate professor at the University of Colorado Medical School and many at the University of Utah: head of audiology in the Division of Otolaryngology, associate dean and interim dean of the College of Health, acting chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, and professor emeritus. McCandless published more than 90 articles and 40 book chapters and presented more than 200 invited lectures. He pioneered development of computerized tests for the diagnosis of hearing loss, developed standards for diagnosing middle-ear disease, and co-designed the widely used prescriptive method for hearing aid fitting known as POGO (prescription of gain and output). McCandless was an ASHA Fellow, and he served as the president of the American Auditory Society and on various editorial boards. He provided consulting services to the industry and to several government agencies. McCandless received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s State Clinical Achievement Award for Utah.
Richard Saniga, 71, on Dec. 7, 2016. Saniga received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and his PhD in speech-language pathology from Southern Illinois University. During his career, Saniga worked in a variety of settings, including the Oelwein (Iowa) Public Schools, the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University. He spent more than 25 years at the University of Southern Mississippi in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Saniga received teaching awards for his work with undergraduate students, and he presented lectures nationally and published a book and numerous articles. An ASHA Fellow, Saniga served twice as the president of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s State Clinical Achievement Award for Mississippi. In retirement, he was a consultant to the Ellisville State School in Ellisville, Mississippi, and to local physicians for their clients with voice problems.
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