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Jackson Roush, PhD, Receives Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities’ Impact Award

January 21, 2020

Jackson Roush, a professor and clinically trained audiologist in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the 2019 Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions of a professional, family member, or self advocate within North Carolina’s developmental disability community, toward improving the quality of life … Continued

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Launches Professional Development Series

December 19, 2019

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences has launched a professional development series as part of its curriculum in order to foster a better understanding of interprofessional, skills-based work. This series enhances the student experience by showcasing a variety of advanced clinical topics to speech-language pathology students, conducted by master clinicians who have at least … Continued

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