Speech-Language Pathology graduate program faculty and students are ready to go again to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention Nov. 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, with seven presentations ready.
Dr. Christine Sapienza, Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, along with colleagues will present a poster titled “Voluntary Cough Airflow Dynamics & True Vocal Fold Kinematics in Reduced True Vocal Fold Mobility.”
Dr. Raul Prezas will present two oral papers, titled “Phonological Remediation and Target Selection for Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech” and “Dialectal Considerations in the Assessment/Treatment of Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech.”
Dr. Prezas, along with Dr. Robin Edge, will collaborate with Amanda Sauer (GRASP Academy Principal in Duval County Public Schools) on a poster presentation titled “Initial Implementation of a MS-SLP Practicum Placement in a Public School for Children with Dyslexia.”
In addition, Dr. Edge will conduct an oral presentation titled “Best Practices in Ethics Education” and another poster alongside BRCHS faculty members Dr. Judy Wingate, Ceil Brooks and Jodi Morgan titled “Clinical Outcomes for MS-SLP Students Receiving Clinical Education in a Community Partnership Model.” Of note, this poster documents the highly positive outcomes of the JU MS SLP since the inception of the program.
Dr. Wingate also will collaborate through an interdisciplinary project with Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh, Director of Simulation and Applied Research and Assistant Professor of Nursing, on a poster titled “The Use of High-Fidelity Manikins in SLP Clinical Education.” Other BRCHS faculty and Graduate students in the Master’s SLP program will attend the convention.
Of particular note, second-year graduate student Heather Newberg will present a poster with Dr. Sapienza titled “Caregiver Burden with Parkinson’s Disease.” Second-year graduate student Katherine Scarlett was selected as a participant in the 2016 ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program, an annual program that takes place at the convention. She is one of 40 students chosen out of 214 applicants across the nation.