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2010 Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Lissa Power-deFur was invited to submit an article for the "ASHA Leader" publication

December 1, 2010

Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, professor, graduate coordinator of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and director of the Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning, was invited to submit an article, "The Educational Relevance of Communication Disorders," for the ASHA Leader, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The article, which appeared in the Aug. 31, 2010 issue, is based on a presentation at the 2010 Schools Conference.

In addition, Dr. Power-deFur presented a poster session Nov. 18 at ASHA's annual conference, in Philadelphia, on "Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Students." One of the activities to promote cultural sensitivity is a tour of Farmville's Moton Museum.

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.