Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty & students participate in Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention
Saint Xavier University's (SXU) Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty and graduate students were well represented at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention held from February 9 to 11.
- Carol Szymanski: "Credentials Ready? A guide through the process of obtaining IL State Licensure, ASHA Certification, and ISBE Educator Licensure"
- Miriam Carroll-Alfano: "Concussion: Prevention, policy, management, and the speech-language pathologist"
Professional and Committee Participation:
- Carol Szymanski: president-elect of the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association – Attended ISHA Board meeting and committee meetings
- Carol Szymanski: SXU representative to the Illinois Program Directors meeting and member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee
- Pamela Klick: SXU representative to the Illinois Clinic Directors meeting
- Carol Szymanski: chair of the Ad-Hoc Licensure Committee facilitating the re-authorization of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act
- Sharon Brown-Sweeney: member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee
- Miriam Carroll-Alfano: member of the Membership Committee
Graduate Student Thesis Presentations:
- Kristina Beyer: "Components of a comprehensive evaluation for school-aged individuals with autism spectrum disorders," faculty mentor: Karen Czarnik
- Megan Davies: "Comprehension of Miranda Warnings in young adults with high functioning autism," faculty mentor: Carol Szymanski
- Bridgette Fox: "The effect of education on parental perceptions of pediatric concussion," faculty mentors: Miriam Carroll-Alfano and Sarah Schellinger
- Victoria Galarnyk: "Characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech," faculty mentor: Karen Czarnik
- Catalina Rubilar-Ulloa: "Paralinguistic use of prosody and compensatory strategies in alaryngeal speakers," faculty mentors: Miriam Carroll-Alfano and William Sennett
Graduate students representing SXU
College Bowl Team
Bridgette Fox, Victoria Galarnyk, Marissa Groom, and Brenna Koerner
Many of our graduate students volunteered at the convention