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 clinician from their respective states. The recipient of the ASHFoundation’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement is chosen from among these state awardees. Ten states chose to participate in the 2018 program. Twyla ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Recognizes State Clinical Achievement Awardees
The ASHA Leader, November 2018, Vol. 23, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.23112018.66
The ASHA Leader, November 2018, Vol. 23, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.23112018.66
Through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s clinical achievement awards, state speech-language-hearing associations may honor one clinician from their respective states. The recipient of the ASHFoundation’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement is chosen from among these state awardees. Ten states chose to participate in the 2018 program.
Georgia
Twyla Y. Perryman, University of West Georgia, developed research instruments to increase understanding of later diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders, raising public awareness of early ASD identification and intervention.
Idaho
Joni Loftin, Idaho State University, created a speech-language pathology course, “Special Topics: Orofacial Myology,” offering graduate students hands-on lab experiences to practice assessment and treatment techniques and to work with faculty and interprofessional colleagues.
Illinois
Johns Consalvi (DiCarlo Award recipient), SPEDhunters LLC, established model programs to support and train school-based speech-language pathologists who want to specialize in bilingual services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Kentucky
Joseph Constantine, Eastern Kentucky University, developed innovative intervention programs, including a blend of cognitive-behavior and communication-oriented strategies, and wrote parent/teacher guidebooks to support treatment for young children with selective mutism.
Louisiana
Shelley Chesney, Chesney Center Therapies, was instrumental in efforts to pass Louisiana House Bill 199, which created a Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) Task Force to develop an assessment framework for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to determine language skills and ensure kindergarten readiness.
Massachusetts
Sandra Cohn Thau, Emerson College, developed a new graduate admissions model for the communications sciences and disorders program to improve faculty assessment of student applications and establish an innovative appraisal interview process.
North Carolina
Sherri Winslow, East Carolina University, developed the Aphasia Support Group, a social skills and language group therapy activity that provides clinical training for graduate students and community-based support for patients and families.
Pennsylvania
Elaine Mormer, University of Pittsburgh, established an on-campus hearing conservation program, a collaboration between the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Student Health Service, to provide AuD students with experiences in prevention, screening, assessment, advocacy and consultation.
South Carolina
Sarah Scarborough, University of South Carolina, facilitated the vocational rehabilitation employment goals of a client with severe disabilities through her expert evaluation and advocacy for the use of a speech generating device.
Wisconsin
Michelle Quinn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, designed two international speech-language clinics, in Guatemala and Ireland, to provide speech-language services to children in need and student service learning practicum experiences for future audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
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