ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees Through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s clinical achievement awards, state speech-language-hearing associations may honor one person from their respective states. Ten states chose to participate in the 2017 program. Mary Dooher, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, improved dysphagia treatment services for students with feeding and swallowing issues by developing an interprofessional ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN10.22112017.66
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN10.22112017.66
Through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s clinical achievement awards, state speech-language-hearing associations may honor one person from their respective states. Ten states chose to participate in the 2017 program.
Alaska
Mary Dooher, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, improved dysphagia treatment services for students with feeding and swallowing issues by developing an interprofessional training protocol for school district personnel, defining procedures for addressing these disorders and voluntarily teaching two college-level courses.
Georgia
Jill Barton, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) past president, created the “Welcome to GSHA,” a comprehensive program of outreach activities to increase membership and involve more students in the association by bridging the gap between GSHA and the five graduate communication sciences and disorders programs in the state.
Florida
Sheryl Rosin, Palm Beach Speech-Language Specialists, created the Caribbean Autism Project, a clinical service and educational training program to support professionals as well as children with autism spectrum disorder and their families, empowering the autism community in an under-resourced and developing region.
Kentucky
Kelly Kleinhans, Murray State University, implemented the Summer Solutions Speech Therapy program to offer free services and interactive activities for families of children with Down syndrome; the Parent Platform, an opportunity for graduate speech-language pathology students to learn about parent-professional collaborations; and the Technology for Teachers initiative in support of the Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome.
Louisiana
Lillian N. Stiegler, Southeastern Louisiana University, established Lions Connected at Southeastern Louisiana University, an interactive program in which people with intellectual disabilities have college experiences with peers while communication sciences and disorders students learn about providing intervention services.
Montana
Catherine Griffin, State of the Heart Therapy, helped develop the Montana Cochlear Implant Collaboration, a program to provide education and socialization to children and adults with cochlear implants through a one-day event focused on aural rehabilitation strategies.
New York
Barbara E. Weinstein, City University of New York, wrote a series of articles and chapters to increase awareness of age-related hearing loss related to public health issues, social and emotional needs, geriatric medicine and healthy aging in older adults.
North Carolina
John E. Sexton,John E. Sexton & Associates, Inc., established the Care Project, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to researching and developing counseling tools for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and advancing a replicable model for outreach.
Pennsylvania
Katherine Joan Hill, University of Pittsburgh, co-founded the ICAN™ Talk Clinic of the AAC Institute, a nonprofit, research-based speech and hearing clinic that is committed to effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication and that provides services and opportunities for graduate student training.
South Carolina
Carol Page, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, expanded attendance at and increased awareness of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) Expo, a one-day event at which professionals collaborate to learn about and promote augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology services.
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