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

Doctoral candidate Jonet Artis receives the James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award for her research of language development in early childhood

August 7, 2019

Jonet Artis, MEd, a doctoral candidate in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, which is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, is exploring atypical language patterns in early childhood. These language patterns may be present by 16 months of age and could be important predictors of language development. This novel research earned … Continued

Alumni Reunite at 2019 American Cochlear Implant Alliance Conference

August 7, 2019

The annual meeting of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) brings together professionals and industry leaders from across the United States and from other nations to advance access to hearing through cochlear implant research, advocacy, and awareness. Among the 2019 attendees were more than 20 Doctor of Audiology and speech-language pathology alumni. The Division of Speech … Continued

Lisa Copeland, 2018 alumna, featured by Dell Children’s Ascension

June 13, 2019

Dell Children’s Ascension in Austin, TX, recently featured Lisa Copeland, a 2018 alumna of our Doctor of Audiology program. As a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist, she is on your team. Lisa recognizes that each child and family is different and should be treated as such. Watch this video to see how Lisa found her niche … Continued