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.
2011 CSDS Graduate Students with AAC Instructor Dr. Filip Loncke.
Chris Vaughan with Dr. Ken Perkins
Chris Vaughan with Dr. Power deFur at the Graduate Research Forum at UVa on February 16, 2012
2012 CSDS Graduates
2012 DLVE Graduates
Jessica Popp at the 2013 ASHA conference presenting on her thesis, Speech-Language Pathologists' Views of Animal-Assisted Therapy
(March 2015) Three graduate students, Carly Fazio, Michelle Shapire and Samantha Lowe, supervised by Dr. Mani Aguilar, audiologist, participated in the 9th Annual Dinwiddie County Community Health Fair. The experience was a hands-on opportunity for the graduate students to interact with the community. Children and adults attending the Health Fair received comprehensive hearing screenings and information regarding hearing loss, hearing aids and speech-language developmental milestones. Appropriate referrals were made for medical treatment of otological concerns, as well as speech-language and audiological evaluations.
(March 2015) Three graduate students from our Communication Sciences and Disorders, Aja Walker, Bridget Kramer (aka hearing superhero Decibella!) and Rachael Lindgren, supervised by Dr. Mani Aguilar, audiologist, presented a fun lecture on hearing, hearing loss and hearing conservation to seven classes of fourth graders at Prince Edward Elementary School. The experience was a hands-on opportunity for the graduate students to interact with the community. The children at the elementary school were engaged in the activities and asked intelligent questions, such as, "Why do my ears ‘pop’ sometimes?" The children also had an opportunity to share what they learned from the activities. Insightful comments included, "It is important to protect our hearing," and "Loud sounds can hurt our hearing."
from left to right: Terri Wilson, President of the Farmville Lions Club; Beth Fitts, 4th grade teacher at PECES, Bridget Kramer (Decibella), Aja Walker, Rachael Lindgren; and Tom Young, Lions Club member.