Susan Miller, principal and founder of Voicetrainer LLC—a
voice and communication consulting firm in Washington, D.C.—received the
University of Texas at Dallas Distinguished Alumni Award in March 2013 from the
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The award recognizes her 20-year
career in speaking-voice refinement and injured-voice treatment ... Rozella de
Jesus Sutadisastra, the first ASHA-certified Filipino, received a College of
Allied Medical Professions Big 50 Award in recognition of her pioneering
endeavors in the field of speech-language pathology, and her contributions in
developing the Philippines' first speech-language pathology program: the
Department of Speech Pathology of the University of the Philippines, Health
Science Center, College of Allied Medical Professions. The award was given in
December 2012 at the college's 50th foundation celebration.
In the news
Three SLPs—Craig Coleman, assistant professor at Marshall
University, Huntington, W.Va.; Tommie L. Robinson Jr., director of the Scottish
Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in Washington, D.C., and ASHA past
president; and Lisa Scott, director of clinical education in Florida State
University's School of Communication Science and Disorders in Tallahassee—were
quoted in a USA Today story (Sept. 18) about the
value of early speech-language treatment treatment for children who stutter.
They talked about the importance of early intervention services, even though
many children who stutter will recover spontaneously ... Jennifer Hamilton, an
SLP in Fort Myers, Fla., was featured in a Fort Myers News-Press story (July
28) about her private practice, Speech Matters LLC.
The company—founded by high school sweethearts who reunited as adults—has grown
by more than 130 percent in two years, in a community that was one of the
hardest hit by recent foreclosures across the country.
Dolores E. Battle, professor emerita at Buffalo State
College in New York and ASHA past president, was elected as an honored member
of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, the purpose of
which is to advance knowledge in human communication disorders worldwide ... Li-Rong
Lilly Cheng, director of the Chinese Studies Institute at San Diego State
University, was chosen as president-elect of the IALP. She will serve on the
IALP Executive Committee for the 2013–2016 term ... Yvette D. Hyter, a professor of speech-language pathology at Western Michigan University in
Kalamazoo, Mich., was elected to the IALP Board for the 2013–2016 term. She
will also serve as chair of the IALP's Child Language Committee through 2016.
Eileen Eisner, an SLP in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., published
"Engaging and Communicating With People Who Have Dementia: Finding and Using Their Strengths" in September. The book
provides professionals and family members with practical approaches to keep people
with dementia fully engaged in daily life.