Do you know of an unsung hero or an outstanding colleague who deserves recognition for a significant clinical achievement? Now is the time to recognize that person's accomplishments by submitting nominations for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation's three clinical achievement awards.
Official nomination information, including guidelines and eligibility requirements, is available at the ASHFoundation website or by calling 800-498-2071, ext. 8703. Award recipients will be recognized at ASHFoundation events at the 2013 ASHA Convention in Chicago.
Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award
Deadline: March 22
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to clinical science and practice in communication sciences and disorders over a period of at least 20 years. The lifetime contributions may be in clinical service, supervision or administration of clinical service, clinical research, or any other specific activity that has promoted clinical excellence.
A nominee's work may have been accomplished anywhere in the world. The contributions must have been specific and multiple, with great impact on recipients of service, and must demonstrate improvement or acceleration of quality of clinical care in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
This award is named for Frank R. Kleffner, who served as president of the ASHFoundation and ASHA, and who worked tirelessly to professionalize and expand the ASHFoundation's charitable goals.
Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement
Deadline: March 22
Each state association is invited to select one individual to receive an ASHFoundation State Clinical Achievement Award for contributions to the advancement of knowledge in clinical practice in speech-language pathology or audiology. One of these state awardees will be selected to receive the Louis M. DiCarlo Award. Every state association is encouraged to select an awardee.
The DiCarlo Award recipient is chosen for specific accomplishments within the past six years. Nominees are not limited to any particular type of clinical achievement or activity, but the accomplishment must be specific, clearly defined and substantiated, and clearly within the most recent six years. The honoree will receive $1,500 to further the work upon which this award is based.
The award is named for the late Louis M. DiCarlo, the originator of the fund, who had a long and distinguished clinical career in communication sciences and disorders.
Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for Schools-Related Professionals
Deadline: April 12
This award recognizes exemplary commitment and contribution to the delivery of school-based audiology and/or speech-language pathology services. The recipient, who must be employed by a school system, receives a $1,500 award.
Examples of eligible activities or achievements include:
- Exemplary clinical services, supervision or research in a school setting.
- Development of an innovative program (clinical or training) in a school setting, especially one that is replicable.
- Promotion or enhancement of public or private support for audiology and speech-language pathology services in the schools.
This award is named for the late Rolland J. Van Hattum, who dedicated his professional career to providing and supporting audiology and speech-language pathology services in schools.