January 2018 Brittney Bourgeois, an SLP working in the St. Louis, Missouri, public school system through the Supplemental Health Care staffing firm, was named the 2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year by the American Staffing Association. Michael Barrett, an SLP in Lubbock, Texas, was interviewed by KCBD-TV on advice ... People
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The ASHA Leader, January 2018, Vol. 23, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23012018.22
The ASHA Leader, January 2018, Vol. 23, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23012018.22
Awarded
Brittney Bourgeois, an SLP working in the St. Louis, Missouri, public school system through the Supplemental Health Care staffing firm, was named the 2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year by the American Staffing Association.
In the media
Michael Barrett, an SLP in Lubbock, Texas, was interviewed by KCBD-TV on advice for parents of children who stutterStephanie Borrie, an SLP and assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Utah State University, was quoted in a TIME article on vocal fry … SLP Angelyn LeFave was interviewed on the morning show Fox 16 Good Day in Arkansas about ideas for making Halloween enjoyable and less stressful for children with special needsBeckham Linton, an SLP and social learning coach at Heartland Social Learning Center LLC in Overland Park, Kansas, was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article on how children with ADHD may miss nonverbal cues in the classroom.
Named
SLP Mabel L. Rice, the Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies at the University of Kansas, has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council, sharing her knowledge and expertise on speech and language development and disorders … Brian B. Shulman, dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences, professor of speech-language pathology and professor of pediatrics at Seton Hall-Hackensack School of Medicine, Seton Hall University, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Speech-Language Pathology of the National Academies of Practice.
Retired
SLP Judith R. Bugh retired in May 2017 from the Elgin (Illinois) School District, where she had worked for five years. An ASHA member for more than 50 years, Bugh earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Northern Illinois University, where she earned 30 additional post-graduate hours in language and special needs. She began her career with six years on the faculty of Northern Illinois University, serving as a clinical supervisor and teaching a variety of courses. She was also a clinician for Easter Seals, Head Start, Illinois Youth Corrections and local hospitals. Bugh also had a private practice for more than 20 years … SLP Gregory L. Lof retired from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, after 20 years as a professor, including the last 10 as chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Lof worked at universities in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin before moving to Massachusetts. He continues to present, publish, serve the professions and consult … audiologist Kevin Squibb retired after 29 years on the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University and as provider of assessments for auditory processing disorders for the university’s service region. He was associate professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, serving as coordinator of graduate admissions, academic advisor for graduate students, and on several university committees. Squibb has a master’s in communication disorders from East Tennessee State University and a PhD in audiology from Bowling Green State University.
Deaths
Rosamond LaBoon Miller, 87, on Sept. 9, 2017, in Southlake, Texas. Miller received a bachelor’s degree in standard special education and speech corrections from Oklahoma College for Women and her master’s in communication disorders from the University of Tulsa. An ASHA Life Member and advocate for people with speech disorders, she ran a small private practice working with people with Down syndrome and was the founding member of the Houston Stroke Group. Miller retired in 1995, and her daughter, Jean Miller Stiles, followed her into the field of speech-language pathology.
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