2007

SLHS Winter Graduation

Come help us celebrate the December graduates. The ceremony will be Friday, December 21 in room 230.

A reception will follow the ceremony.
Posted 12/14/07 at 7:48 am

Brenda Schick receives CARTSS award
Congratulations to Brenda Schick who received an award from the university’s Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences.

She will use these funds to support her project on “Developmental Benchmarks of Cognitive Development in Toddlers with a Hearing Loss.”
Posted 12/11/07 at 11:24 am

Becky Nelson publishes in the Volta Review
Nelson, R., Yoshinaga-Itano, C., Rothpletz, A., & Sedey, A. (2007). Vowel production in 7- to 12-month-old infants with hearing loss. The Volta Review, 107(2), 101-121.

The purpose of this study was to examine vowel production in 7- to 12-month-old infants with hearing loss. Fifty-four infants were divided into three groups according to degree of hearing loss (mild-to-moderate, moderately severe-to-severe, profound), and their vocalizations were phonetically transcribed from 30-minute videotaped samples. These transcriptions were analyzed to determine the percentage of infants in each group who produced the various English vowel phones. Results showed that vowel acquisition patterns in infants of this age with all degrees of hearing loss were similar to those of children of the same age with typical hearing. Established production of the and ï©ï€¯vowels was seen only in the mild-to-moderate hearing loss group, which may demonstrate the emerging role of auditory feedback in vowel production. Findings are discussed in terms of clinical implications and directions for future research.
Posted 12/11/07 at 10:01 am

Naomi Habegger Croghan receives an ASHA Foundation award
Naomi Habegger Croghan, a second-year student in the Doctor of Audiology program, was selected to receive a Graduate Student Scholarship through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Naomi was one of seven students nationwide who demonstrated outstanding academic Achievement and was awarded one these highly competitive scholarships which are offered annually to support graduate students in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that seeks to advance knowledge of the communication sciences and improve the lives of people with speech, language, or hearing disorders.
Posted 11/30/07 at 11:48 am

ASHA Practice Session – Nov. 12th
Come see what is being presented at ASHA!

The SLHS Research Committee is organizing an ASHA Practice session on Monday Nov 12th 5 or 6PM in room 230 Send the Dr. Lorraine Ramig (ramig@colorado.edu) author & title your paper(s)/posters so we know who will be participating. Please respond to Dr. Ramig by Friday, so she can make a schedule!
Posted 11/6/07 at 5:30 pm

SLHS Colloquim Series: Dr. Al Kim – Dec. 4th
Human sentence comprehension and the coordination of linguistic form and meaning: evidence from event-related potential studies.

2007-2008 Speech Language and Hearing Science Colloquium Series: Date: Dec 4, 2007. Time: 4:00-5:30 PM. Place: SLHS 2501 Kittredge Loop Drive Room C230 (Main Lecture Room on Second Floor) Speaker: Albert Kim, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Cognitive Science. Title: Human sentence comprehension and the coordination of linguistic form and meaning: evidence from event-related potential studies.
Posted 11/6/07 at 5:27 pm

New Clinical Assistant
Please join us in welcoming Kathleen Pastuer as our new Administrative Assistant in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. Kathleen comes to us after recently completing her college degree at CU. She has run a small family business for over 20 years and we are excited she is joining our department given her experience and expertise. Welcome Kathleen!
Posted 10/23/07 at 3:13 pm

Aphasia Community Art Studio Show
You are cordially invited to attend the viewing of “Collage” a product of the Aphasia Community Art Studio. Aphasia is the subsequent communication impairment due to damage to the brain. Friday, October 19, 1:30 – 3 pm in SLHS 230. This is a combined effort of people who have had a stroke, head injury, or cognitive disability.

This piece was completed after an intensive period of work together this past summer of 2007, as part of the Aphasia Summer Institute, a unique program generated by the University of Colorado Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Center and Naropa University Department of Art Therapy. Many thanks to Bette Hadler for her work!!
Posted 10/16/07 at 10:37 am

NSSLHA Panel Discussion Oct. 25th
Join NSSLHA for a panel discussion with members from diverse communities.

Panel members include: deaf individuals, hearing children of deaf families, people who stutter, community health care provider, parents of children with needs and more! See the flyer.
Posted 10/12/07 at 1:37 pm

John Ellis, a doctoral student in SLHS, has a new publication in JSLHR!
Dr. Don Finan and Dr. Peter Ramig were co-authors of the publication in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

The Influence of Stuttering Severity on Acoustic Startle Responses: This study examined the potential impact of stuttering severity, as measured by the Perceptions of Stuttering Inventory (Woolf, 1967), upon acoustic startle responses. Three groups, consisting of nonstutterers, mild stutterers, and moderate/severe stutterers, failed to exhibit statistically significant differences in initial acoustic startle response amplitude, mean acoustic startle response amplitude, habituation rates, and onset latency. Acoustic startle responses were characterized by high levels of variability across subject groups, but with highest levels of variability in the moderate/severe stuttering group. The current results suggest that stuttering severity, as measured in this study, does not effectively predict acoustic startle responses in groups of adults who stutter.
Posted 10/4/07 at 9:33 am

NSSLHA Fall 2007 Kickoff
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:30. Get involved in NSSLHA! Become a student representative on an SLHS committee. Download the flyer.:
NSSLHA is the national student organization in Speech and Hearing Sciences. It is open to undergraduates and graduate students. Members have access to ASHA publications and more.
Posted 9/24/07 at 7:17 am

SLHS announces new faculty search in Child Language Disorders!
SLHS has launched a search for a new faculty member in Child Language Disorders. We are now accepting applications and expect to interview potential candidates in early spring semester. We anticipate that the new faculty member will start in August 2008.

Feel free to help us out. Direct attention to the job and encourage individuals to contact the search chair to discuss the position. More information is at the Search website
Posted 9/22/07 at 2:03 pm

Funding for the CLC!
Thanks to Dr. Barbara Roscoe, Director of the Child Learning Center (CLC) and Susan M.Moore, Director of Clinical Education and Services, we have again received funding to support the CLC through the Temple Buell Foundation. This is greatly needed to support our clinical faculty.

The Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation is a professional philanthropic organization supporting the positive development of children. See their website at www.buellfoundation.org.
Posted 8/31/07 at 7:25 am

Congratulations to Danielle Cavallaro and Amanda Vargo!
Both are recipients of the 2007 Dwight A. Hamilton Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Scholarship for the 2007-2008 School Year.

The Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado helps enable Colorado families obtain the highest quality of speech-language therapy services for their children with language disorders. Learn more at their website: www.scottishritefoundation.org.
Posted 8/27/07 at 9:59 am

The SLHS website launch!!
SLHS has a new website. New design. New content. Your new homepage!

We know there are still a few minor edits. We still need your help. Send an email if you see something that you think can be changed.
Posted 8/23/07 at 6:11 pm

Congratulations to Amanda Vargo and Heather Bolander
Amanda and Heather received the Elizabeth G Janocek scholarship award from the Colorado Speech Language and Hearing Foundation for 2007-2008.

Amanda and Heather are currently graduate students in SLP program. They have been recognized for their excellence in both academic and clinical achievement.The award is provided to students who exemplify the scholarship and service of Elizabeth G Janocek, a former faculty member in SLHS and past president of the Colorado Speech Hearing Association.
Posted 8/23/07 at 5:52 pm

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