November 1, 2013 Association

People: November 2013

Awarded

Susan Miller, principal and founder of Voicetrainer LLC—a voice and communication consulting firm in Washington, D.C.—received the University of Texas at Dallas Distinguished Alumni Award in March 2013 from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The award recognizes her 20-year career in speaking-voice refinement and injured-voice treatment ... Rozella de Jesus Sutadisastra, the first ASHA-certified Filipino, received a College of Allied Medical Professions Big 50 Award in recognition of her pioneering endeavors in the field of speech-language pathology, and her contributions in developing the Philippines' first speech-language pathology program: the Department of Speech Pathology of the University of the Philippines, Health Science Center, College of Allied Medical Professions. The award was given in December 2012 at the college's 50th foundation celebration.

In the news

Three SLPs—Craig Coleman, assistant professor at Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.; Tommie L. Robinson Jr., director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in Washington, D.C., and ASHA past president; and Lisa Scott, director of clinical education in Florida State University's School of Communication Science and Disorders in Tallahassee—were quoted in a USA Today story (Sept. 18) about the value of early speech-language treatment treatment for children who stutter. They talked about the importance of early intervention services, even though many children who stutter will recover spontaneously ... Jennifer Hamilton, an SLP in Fort Myers, Fla., was featured in a Fort Myers News-Press story (July 28) about her private practice, Speech Matters LLC. The company—founded by high school sweethearts who reunited as adults—has grown by more than 130 percent in two years, in a community that was one of the hardest hit by recent foreclosures across the country.

Named

Dolores E. Battle, professor emerita at Buffalo State College in New York and ASHA past president, was elected as an honored member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, the purpose of which is to advance knowledge in human communication disorders worldwide ... Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, director of the Chinese Studies Institute at San Diego State University, was chosen as president-elect of the IALP. She will serve on the IALP Executive Committee for the 2013–2016 term ... Yvette D. Hyter, a professor of speech-language pathology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., was elected to the IALP Board for the 2013–2016 term. She will also serve as chair of the IALP's Child Language Committee through 2016.

Published

Eileen Eisner, an SLP in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., published "Engaging and Communicating With People Who Have Dementia: Finding and Using Their Strengths" in September. The book provides professionals and family members with practical approaches to keep people with dementia fully engaged in daily life.


  

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