“Exploring Ethics Education in Speech-Language Pathology” was the topic of a recent two-hour seminar by Assistant Prof. Robin Edge and colleague Dr. Bess Sirmon-Taylor at the 60th annual Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association convention in Ft. Worth
This seminar by Edge and Sirmon-Taylor was a well-attended exploration of historical perspectives on ethics, the new 2016 speech-language pathology code of ethics, and best practices in ethics education. This was the second in a series of lectures and papers by the pair on this topic.
Edge is an Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Health Sciences in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, and Sirmon-Taylor is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at The University of Texas El Paso.
Edge received a BS and PhD from The University of Georgia and a nMEd from Valdosta State University, all in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She was nominated for “2014 Best University Professor” at The University of Mississippi, where she worked prior to joining JU. She also owned and operated a rehabilitation clinic in Georgia for 12 years.
She currently supervises JU graduate students working with private school students through Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center and with students with dyslexia at GRASP Academy through a JU Duval County Public School Partnership. Her research interests include stuttering, ethics, quality of life, and treatment outcomes. Edge is published in The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Journal of Voice, Journal of Communication Disorders, and Journal of Fluency Disorders.