Five SLHS M.A. students competed in the Praxis Bowl hosted by The New England Symposium for Speech-Language Professionals. Students Sadia Afroz, Erin Cooke, Christianna Gilbert, Melody Rojas and Catherine Shefrin competed in the bowl on behalf of the UConn SLHS M.A program – placing second. Great job!
Sarah Camera, a third year Au.D. and Ph.D. student, was recently awarded the William F. Austin Scholarship provided by Starkey. The scholarship of $10,000 was one of six scholarships awarded. Congratulations, Sarah on your award!
Please join us on October 21, 2017 for a Living Well With Hearing Loss Event with Guest Speaker Sam Trychin, Ph.D.. Moe information can be found here – Trychin Flyer
On Monday, April 23, 2017, the first year Au.D. students traveled to Someset, NJ to visit the Oticon Headquarters for their Hearing Aid Class.
Emily Thompson (class of ’15) was recently featured in Audiology Connections in conjunction with receiving an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ms. Thompson is currently a second-year Au.D. student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Congratulations, Emily!
Dr. Rachel M. Theodore, director of the SLaP Lab, has received a 3-year grant from the NIH NIDCD to examine phonetic category structure in individuals with and without specific language impairment (LI). LI is a common child learning disorder that can persist into adulthood and puts individuals at risk for other disabilities including learning disability, reading disability, and failure to thrive in academic environments. Her research will use fMRI neuroimaging and behavioral methods to compare phonetic category structure in individuals with and without LI with respect to (1) how phonetic category structure is represented in the brain and (2) how phonetic category structure is dynamically modified as a consequence of exposure to phonetic variation. These findings will result in improved specification of the etiology of LI, which can be used to develop more targeted rehabilitation protocols. The title of the grant is “Determinants of phonetic category structure in language impairment.”
Emma Hungaski has received a competitive SURF award from the UConn Office for Undergraduate Research. This award will provide a stipend for Emma to work in the SLaP Lab this coming summer under the direction of Dr. Rachel M. Theodore. Emma’s project is titled “Neural determinants of phonetic category structure in children.” Congratulations!
Congratulations to our SLHS undergraduates who participated in this year’s Frontiers in Undergraduate Research symposium (sponsored by the UConn Office for Undergraduate Research.
Second year Au.D. graduate student Olivia Dewald was recently elected was serve on the National Student Academy of Audiology Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large from July 2017 – June 2018. She will be in charge of a national SAA committee as well as regional representative for several SAA chapters in the country.
Audra Blewitt has received a SURF award from the Office for Undergraduate Research. This competitive award will fund her involvement in a research project during the summer. Her faculty sponsor is Dr. Tammie Spaulding.
Congratulations and well done!