Spring/Summer 2010 News and Events in the Department of Communication Disorders

Summer Workshops
 
The summer workshops at FHSU were once again a great success.  Thanks to all who attended and participated.  Pati King-DeBaun's presentation was titled "From Early Engagement to Early Literacy Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum."  Participants learned a number of strategies to promote language, communication and early literacy skills through story supported readings.   The second presenter was Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP whose presentation was titled, "Discovering the Possibilities with Visual Strategies: Working with Autism and Related Challenges."  The final day was spent with Amy Finch, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Dixie Teeter, M.S., CCC-SLP, Katie Wheeler, M.S., and Jane Goetz, M.S. reviewing and demonstrating a variety of visual supports and strategies.  Each participant had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with common tools (i.e., Power Point, Boardmaker, and Creative Suite) to create visual strategies and supports. 

Faculty Changes
Lisa Knoche Kite, Au.D., CCC-A resigned from her position as Clinical Audiologist at the end of the Summer 2010 semester.

Faculty News

Jacque Jacobs, M.S., CCC-SLP was awarded the College of Health and Life Sciences Service Award in the Spring of 2010.
 Jacque service award(1)

Dr. Fred Britten was named the recipient of the Pilot Award for 2010.  The Pilot Award is the highest award given to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding performance.  Nominations are made by graduating seniors and five finalists are selected to be interviewed by a committee of students, alumni, and faculty. 

 Alumni Updates
We enjoy hearing from all of our alumni on the latest happenings in your lives. Please feel free to email information to any faculty or staff member or infoslp@fhsu.edu.

Past News and Events

Fall 2009