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Research Presented, Alumni Honored at Statewide Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

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Human communication studies faculty, students and alumni were in force during the April 28-May 3 California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention and Exhibition in Anaheim. 

Alumni Diane Collins ‘74, ‘78 (B.A. speech communication, M.A. communicative disorders), past president of CSHA, and Ellen Lamberth ‘81, ‘84 (B.A., M.A. communicative disorders) was recognized during the Association Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Collins received the Honors of the Association, the highest award given by the organization; Lamberth was recognized with the Diversity Award.

Among the presenters were:

  • Toya Wyatt, professor, spoke on “Assessing the Speech and Language Skills of Children From Culturally-Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds”;
  • HyeKyeung Seung, professor, Minjung Kim, assistant professor, and senior communicative disorders student Carolyn Foote gave a presentation titled “Parents’ Perspectives on Speech Intelligibility of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder”;
  • Kristofer Brock, assistant professor, with students Desiree Chow, Andrea Farase, Jenna Dodson, Taylor Purpura, Nicole Cho, Justin Wu, Monica Frano-Mora and Allison Ko, delivered “Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions of Communicative Competence and Attitudes Towards Persons With Aphasia Using AAC”;
  • Terry Saenz, professor, co-presented “Collaborating With an Interpreter in Assessing a Mandarin-Speaking Student: A Live Interaction” and “Survival Guide for Monolingual SLPs From the Diversity Issues Committee”; and
  • Students Amy Tran and Shaina Santa Cruz delivered “Listener Perceptions of People Who Stutter: The Effects of Self-Disclosure.”