ASHFoundation Awards Doctor of Audiology Student Megan Bartoshuk With Graduate Student Scholarship

November 18, 2019

Megan Bartoshuk, a third-year Doctor of Audiology student, has received an ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship, which is awarded to communication sciences students around the country. Up to fifteen awards are granted each year. Bartoshuk, from Redwood City, California, said the scholarship support has helped her with tuition and living expenses. “Being able to avoid taking … Continued

Bridging the Gap: Advocating for Underrepresented Minorities in Speech-Language Pathology

November 1, 2019

As an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chelsea Carter shadowed a speech-language pathologist from an underrepresented background and realized a desire to pursue the same career. Today, the Mt. Airy, North Carolina, native is a second-year student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences completing her master’s degree. “I got to see a speech-language … Continued

Innovations in Treatment and Diagnosis of Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech

October 30, 2019

Katarina Haley, professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, is conducting research to create treatment and diagnostic programs that improve communication outcomes for people with aphasia and apraxia of speech. FOURC and ActionSC Speech-language pathologists know they get better outcomes when clients are invested and able to participate actively in their own treatment. … Continued

Heba Elsayed Joins Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences as Post-Doctoral Autism Spectrum Disorder Researcher

October 24, 2019

Heba Elsayed, a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has joined autism spectrum disorder (ASD) researcher Linda Watson to continue research Elsayed began at Alexandria University in Egypt. Prior to moving to the United States with her family, Elsayed worked as a lecturer of phoniatrics, in the Otorhinolaryngology Department at the … Continued

Elizabeth Crais and Rebecca Pretzel Receive Navigating Pathways for Coordinated Care for Children with ASD/DD Grant From Health Resources Services Administration

October 14, 2019

The Health Resources Services Administration has awarded a new grant, Navigating Pathways for Coordinated Care for Children with ASD/DD, to Elizabeth Crais, PhD, and Rebecca Pretzel, PhD. After a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or developmental disability, studies have shown that many families do not know where to seek help, nor do they have clear … Continued

Doctor of Audiology Students Meredith Braza and Margaret “Gretta” Richter Receive American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Audiology Research Travel Awards

September 30, 2019

Two students within the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences have received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Audiology Research Travel Award (ARTA) for ASHA’s annual convention, to be held in November 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Gretta Richter and Meredith Braza, both Doctor of Audiology students, will represent the division. Braza, a second-year AuD student, said the … Continued

DuBay, Watson, Nowell, and Dykstra Steinbrenner Autism Research Published in Autism-Focused Education Support Resource

September 19, 2019

Several investigators from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute are contributors to a newly released autism-focused educational support resource from SAGE Publishing. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a comprehensive handbook for practitioners and researchers who wish to know and understand current views of the nature of autism and best practices … Continued

Kayla Thomas Selected to Attend Competitive American Speech-Hearing-Language Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program

September 13, 2019

Kayla Thomas, a first-year master of science in speech and hearing sciences student, will represent the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program as part of ASHA’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida, in November 2019. Only 16 percent of applicants to the program were selected to attend; Thomas, … Continued