|Kudos and congratulations to three MA-SLP graduate students, Caroline Elizabeth Connor, Molly Elizabeth Anne Feider and Rachel Patterman, for being selected to receive the prestigious Dwight A. Hamilton Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado Graduate Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology. Each of these students will be provided a $5,000.00 scholarship for 2014-2015 academic year as they finish their graduate studies. All are planning to graduate in May 2015. They have been selected based upon merit and their interest and commitment to work with young children with communication challenges and their families in the state of Colorado. Thank you once again to the Scottish Rite Foundation for their generous and continued support of our graduate students.
La Paz, Mexico Journey received rating of 10 out of 10 for International Cultural Experience! Susan M. Moore, Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education in SLHS and Clara Pérez Méndez, Puentes Culturales, offered an International Experience in La Paz, Mexico as part of a pilot spring course SLHS:6000 Bilingual Issues in Speech Language Pathology. Six students attended Habla Espinol for 4 hours per day for 8 days in La Paz to increase their Spanish language skills. They also attended “rounds” at CRIT, Children’s Rehabilitation Center and prepared and completed a presentation on Alternative Augmentative Communication to over 80 hospital professionals. Students also interviewed families of children with identified disabilities at La Casa de Harumi, with support from bilingually proficient supervisor, “Karina” Boerger and Clara. Children and families enjoyed interactive storybook reading sessions and play with the graduate students at this parent education and support program. The two weeks flew by and before they knew it all 6 students were back in the states with 100% saying they wanted an alumni program next year in La Paz. !00% reported improvements in their Spanish and all students highly recommended this program for students next year.
Assistant Professor Pui Fong Kan was awarded a grant from the IMPART Awards Program for her project “Sentence Repetition by Sequential Bilingual Preschool Children.”
Professor Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, will be honored by the Lake Drive Foundation for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes NJ for her research regarding newborn hearing screenings. Read more.
Congratulations to AuD students Jason Carr, Johanna Oropeza, Alison Meagher, and Deanna Iff! These students presented their capstone projects in posters at the recent AudiologyNow! conference in Orlanda, FL.