October 2015 Ann Brandt, a speech-language pathologist for the Greater Latrobe (Pennsylvania) School District, was selected to travel to Jyväskylä, Finland, for the 2015–2016 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program to teach, research, and complete coursework and other projects … Nancy R. Kaufman, owner/director of Kaufman Children’s Center in West Bloomfield, ... People
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The ASHA Leader, October 2015, Vol. 20, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.20102015.20
The ASHA Leader, October 2015, Vol. 20, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.20102015.20
Ann Brandt, a speech-language pathologist for the Greater Latrobe (Pennsylvania) School District, was selected to travel to Jyväskylä, Finland, for the 2015–2016 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program to teach, research, and complete coursework and other projects … Nancy R. Kaufman, owner/director of Kaufman Children’s Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan, received the 2015 Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award … Cesar Ruiz, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at La Salle University, received the 2015 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the university’s graduation ceremony in May … Jason Tait Sanchez, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern University, received the School of Communication’s Clarence Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring for the 2014–2015 school year.
In the news
Richard Adler and Wendy Chase were featured in an Aug. 7 Associated Press article on transgender voice modification. Adler is considered a pioneer in the field, and Chase is director of the University of Connecticut’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, whose program was profiled in the story … Deborah Greenfield, a New Jersey-based SLP, and Diane Paul, ASHA director of clinical issues in speech-language pathology, were both featured in a July 28 Yahoo! Parenting article commenting on a viral video of a 3-month-old baby who appears to repeat “I love you” back to his father … Gary Marencin, audiology clinical supervisor at Christiana Care Audiology in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, was featured in a July 14 article in a (Wilmington) News Journal article about new technology in hearing aidsDevin McCaslin, associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University, was featured in a July 16 article on BrainDecoder.com about why children love getting dizzy, while adults get nauseated. McCaslin explains why the vestibular and developmental question is a complicated one … Joan Mele-McCarthy, executive director of the Summit School in Edgewater, Maryland, was featured by Baltimore’s WMAR-TV about the school’s selection by ABC2 News’ Built Upon a Dream project, which enlists contractors to help make improvements for nonprofit organizations. The Summit School caters to elementary and middle schools students who have language-based learning difficulties … Richard Tyler, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and communication sciences and disorders at the University of Iowa, wrote a July 31 op-ed piece in the Des Moines Register on the dangers of ear buds and hearing loss in children and teens.
Brian Goldstein, professor of communication sciences and disorders and dean of the School of Nursing and Health Science at La Salle University, was named interim provost of La Salle … Sivan Schondorf, an SLP working in pediatric clinical settings and doing testing in schools, was named to the “36 Under 36” list for the Chicago area compiled by the Jewish United Fund’s Young Leadership Division and the Jewish outreach website Oy!Chicago. Schondorf and her fellow honorees are highlighted for making a difference in their work and volunteerism and earning distinction in the Jewish community and beyond.
On the move
Anny Castilla has joined the University of Houston as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders … Gayle DeDe and Edwin Maas have joined Temple University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as co-directors of its Speech, Language, and Brain Laboratory. Maas also serves as an assistant professor and DeDe serves as the director of the Philadelphia Aphasia Community at Temple.
Recently retired SLP Jane Jaffe Giddan’s book “70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade,” co-written with psychologist Ellen Cole, was released this summer by Taos Institute Publishing. The pair also run the blog 70Candles.com.
Jane Jaffe Giddan has retired as an SLP and professor. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her master’s from Stanford University, Giddan joined the newly opened Institute for Childhood Aphasia in Palo Alto as a clinician and co-authored the Assessment of Children’s Language Comprehension. Family moves led her to communication sciences and disorders departments at Florida State University and Bowling Green State University and ultimately to the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Ohio (MCO), now the University of Toledo College of Medicine. There she served inpatient and outpatient children and adolescents, worked on an autism treatment team, taught medical students and psychiatry residents, and co-authored many journal articles about communication issues surrounding children’s mental health. Giddan, an ASHA Fellow, has spoken internationally on autism and co-authored several books on the subject. After retiring from MCO in 2001 as professor emerita, Giddan continued to practice as a clinician in Dallas … Jan Wall has retired after 30 years as an SLP at Northwest Elementary in Lexington, North Carolina. During those years, Wall was certified as a reading specialist by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, was named Northwest’s Teacher of the Year for the 2007–2008 school year and received the Nancy S. Frazier Distinguished Teacher Award from the Davidson County Civitan Club in April 2015. She also served as a mentor and clinical fellowship supervisor and was involved in a local community support group for children who stutter. Wall provided literacy workshops for regular education teachers and participated on the problem-solving team for the implementation of response-to-intervention.
Maurice J. Durall, 77, on June 23, 2015, in San Diego, California. Durall earned his bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from Fort Hays State University in 1960, and his master’s degree in speech pathology in 1961 and PhD in communicative disorders in 1970, both from the University of Wisconsin. Durall joined the faculty of the University of Redlands in 1967, serving as department chair from 1971 to 1978. He retired in 1999 as professor emeritus after 32 years of teaching. During his tenure at Redlands, Durall received the Merit Award as Outstanding Teacher from the personnel committee of the faculty senate on three occasions and was voted the Mortar Board Professor of the academic year 1990–1991.
Ronald Goldman, 81, on Aug. 18, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech in 1955 from Birmingham-Southern College, later receiving his master’s (1957) and PhD (1960) in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout his career, he was active as a clinician, researcher, administrator and professor. He taught speech-language pathology, audiology and special education at institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, Auburn University and George Peabody College. Goldman spent many years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a professor, director of the speech-language pathology division of the Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders, and training director of a large interdisciplinary program at the center. He was named professor emeritus in the school’s Department of Biocommunication in 1995. Goldman also authored many research articles on auditory processing, articulation and fluency disorders, and many of his training programs and standardized diagnostics assessments—most notably the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation—are still widely used. He served on review boards for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education and other federal agencies, and was an associate editor for Topics in Language Disorders, Exceptional Children, Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders, Journal of Language Disorders and Rehabilitation, and others. Goldman, who was 1968–1969 president of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists, also served on numerous committees and boards for the Council for Exceptional Children and the Louisiana and Alabama speech-language-hearing associations. He served as ASHA’s 1978–1980 vice president for planning and 1985–1988 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. During his service on the ASHFoundation board, which began in 1982, he contributed his financial skills and business savvy, introducing and implementing the then-controversial (now commonplace) idea of corporate participation and funding. An ASHA Fellow and Honors recipient, Goldman received many other state and national association awards, including the ASHFoundation’s Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award in 2010.
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