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Dr. Tommie Robinson recognized by Longwood’s CSDS Advisory Board

June 13, 2012

Dr. Tommie Robinson and Dr. Lissa Power-deFur
Dr. Tommie Robinson and Dr. Lissa Power-deFur

Longwood University's Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) Advisory Committee recently recognized Dr. Tommie Robinson, director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in the Department of Hearing and Speech at Children's National Medical Center, for his ongoing support of Longwood's CSDS program.

Since 2006, Robinson has commuted from Washington, D.C., to teach the CSDS 575 Fluency Disorders summer course at Longwood. In addition, he presented the keynote address for the "Celebration of First" dinner, recognizing the first graduating class of the CSDS program. Robinson also was presented the "Friends of Communication Sciences and Disorders" award in 2011. 

"Students widely acclaim the fluency disorders class," said Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, director of the Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy and Learning (LCCLL) and coordinator of Longwood's CSDS graduate program. "As a result of Dr. Robinson's class, our students gain tremendous skills in working with persons who stutter."

In 2010, Robinson served as the president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has achieved Specialty Recognition in the area of Fluency from the ASHA.