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Communication Sciences News
College of Public Health researchers have developed an advanced clinical test that they hope practitioners may soon use to assess stroke patients and work toward recovery of diminished speech abilities.
Lisa Bedore, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She will be recognized at ASHA’s 2019 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, in November.
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a pediatric speech disorder that makes it difficult for kids with normal cognitive and language skills to intelligibly speak the words they want to say. It’s a motor disorder, where speech muscles aren’t weak or paralyzed but the brain can’t properly guide their movements to produce clear speech.
On Friday, May 10, eight hundred undergraduate and 389 graduate students in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 40 degree programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the 53rd College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
Rebecca Alper, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, was awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to expand on a caregiver-implemented early language intervention for children in low socioeconomic status (SES) households.
By Alexis Rogers, KLN '19
When Michael Newman sought support from Temple's Speech-Language-Hearing Center for his stutter, he already had long been practicing one coping strategy: his love for music and playing the cello.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Sonali Shah, a student in the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Hearing program, or read on for the full interview.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Molly Beiting, a researcher and speech-language-pathologist, or check out all of the portraits so far.
The concerns of transgender Americans have become increasingly visible and recognized in recent years. Notable milestones include the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published in 2013, which removed an entry for a disorder that classified transgender individuals as having a psychiatric illness. With regard to medical care, language was added to the Affordable Care Act in 2015 to protect transgender individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. And in 2016, the Pentagon announced plans to lift the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.