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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / People
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March 2018
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23032018.24
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23032018.24
In the media
Tricia Ashby-Scabis, ASHA director of audiology, was interviewed for a Racked article on efforts to make hearing aids more cosmetically appealingStephanie Borrie, assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Utah State University, gave a TEDx talk on conversation breakdowns in Parkinson’s diseaseAmy Bradley, an SLP in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was interviewed by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on her work with a patient who had a cycling accident … SLP C. Ann England of Millbrae, California, was interviewed by The Edge, a California Department of Education publication, about leading a statewide initiative to disseminate evidence-based practices for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) … Diane Paul, ASHA director of clinical issues in speech-language pathology, was quoted in a Wired article about a robot helping children who are deaf to communicate … Oliver Wendt, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences and educational studies at Purdue University, was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning on using iPads as a learning tool for students with ASD.
SLP Rebecca Eisenberg wrote a children’s book, “The Monkey Balloon,” which includes language and learning tips for parents and educators … Paula Gallay, an SLP in San Jose, California, wrote the book “Raising an Amazing Child With Autism, Stories & Advice from an SLP,” which relates her personal story and therapy ideas she used with her son.
Janet Brown retired from her position as ASHA’s director of health care services in speech-language pathology in December 2017. Brown joined the ASHA staff in 1997 as a temporary part-time employee, becoming associate director of health care services later that year. She was named director of health care services in 2001. An ASHA Fellow, Brown is also a distinguished practitioner and fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Prior to working at ASHA, Brown was a clinical supervisor in the speech-language pathology service at National Rehabilitation Hospital and a clinician in at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, both in Washington, D.C.
Ned Jay Christensen, 88, on Dec. 5, 2017, in Springville, Utah, of age-related causes. Christensen (or “Dr. Chris,” as he was known to generations of students) received his PhD in speech pathology and audiology from Penn State University in 1959. He then served as director of the University of Oregon Communication Disorders and Sciences Program for more than 30 years. An ASHA Fellow, Christensen received honors of the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSHA) and twice served as its president.
Sherrie Lynn Weinstein, on March 29, 2015, after a nearly 50-year fight against thyroid cancer. Weinstein received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland–College Park and her master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. Over the next four decades, Weinstein worked as a school-based SLP in a succession of public schools in Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania and, finally, for 27 years in Palm Beach County, Florida.
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