Engaging in Ethical and Sustainable International Experiences

October 23, 2014

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 17 Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders

Are you interested in exploring an international experience in speech-language pathology or audiology? This live event chat will focus on student and professional international volunteerism and working partnerships that result in ethical and sustainable international experiences. Ask the experts about the essential elements of pre-service preparation, education, reflection, and ethical challenges associated with successful and fulfilling international professional experiences. The following panelists will participate in this live chat:
  • Brooke Hallowell, PhD, CCC-SLP, professor and director of Neurolinguistics Laboratory, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University. Dr. Hallowell assists in developing academic programs in CSD in underserved regions. She also coordinates the international project on Aging, Disability, and Access to Care in Asia (ADACA) and chairs the Global Engagement Committee for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Hickey has spent time in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Belize training local educators and health care workers to work with persons with communication disabilities (largely from cerebral palsy and other neurological problems). She has developed an interest in ethical issues in "voluntourism" and medical tourism and is particularly concerned with developing ways to ensure that volunteer activities are culturally appropriate, empowering, and sustainable.

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs). 

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