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SLHS is hosting a Hearing Conservation Workshop on Wednesday, November 19th in SLHS 230. All are welcome!  HearTomorrow

Thanks to the following students for participating in Partners in Parkinson’s, a patient education symposium sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver:  Wendy Levin, Hannah Cuviello, Jill Harvey, Erica Arneson, Dana Van Oostenburg, Stefanie Smith, Katie Miller, Clare Henderson.  Partners in Parkinson’s is a free health initiative designed to help Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones gain a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and connect with the patient care and community resources in their area to optimize their care and live well with PD. The resource fair portion of the event aims to provide convenient “one-stop shopping” for local community resources, opportunities to participate in research, and allies who can help patients navigate their disease.

Congratulations to Kathryn Arehart, James, Kates, and SLHS alumni Naomi Croghan (2013) for their recent article published in the Daily Camera.

Congratulations to Ph.D. student In Ki Jin for having his paper published in this month’s issue of JSLHR.  Dynamic Range for Speech Materials in Korean, English, and Mandarin: A Cross-Language Comparison J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014;57(5):2024 doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-14-0002.

SLHS students tested the hearing of Governor John Hickenlooper, his wife and son.  Students involved in the testing were Joy Cassidy (1st year AuD), Nancy Warren (3rd year AuD), Kelly Vandewyngaerde (2nd year AuD) and Nicole Gordiyenko (SLHS undergraduate major). 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 planniIMG950261ng 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. 100% reported improvements in their Spanish and all students highly recommended this program for students next year.
What worked?
“Everything! This was an INCREDIBLE experience. I was especially impressed with the perfect balance between cultural/linguistic experiences and clinical ones”
“Especially my confidence in oral language, clinical vocabulary, and comprehension of clinical language. ”

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.
Jason Carr – “Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the Language Environmental Analysis Device”
Johanna Oropeza – “Auditory Skill Development of Children Age Birth to Two Years with Hearing Loss as Determined by the LittleEARS Auditory Questionnaire”
Alison Meagher – “Auditory Skills Checklist Performance by Toddlers With and Without Hearing Loss”
Deanna Iff – “Functional Auditory Performance Indicators (FAPI) results in Children Who are D/HH”

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