Tag: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

CHHS professor named Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year

The National Council on Rehabilitation Education has named Noel Ysasi Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year for making a significant contribution to recent research in the field of rehabilitation education. Ysasi has recently published research about counseling families of active duty military personnel; factors influencing hiring people with disabilities; employment of Latinos with disabilities; and life care…

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People with disabilities sought for job readiness study

The NIU Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services and Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty are looking for participants for their research on the impact of a job readiness training intervention to support the job search process. Study participants will receive $50. “When searching for work, many individuals with disabilities deal with barriers such as stigma from prospective employers,…

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Audiology student presents poster at annual conference

Rachel Stuehm, a third-year student in NIU’s Doctor of Audiology program, will present a poster at the upcoming annual conference of the American Academy of Audiology. She will present: “Under the influence: narcotics abuse and hearing loss,” a case study examining the possible effects of methamphetamine use on the auditory system. Issues addressed include the impact of…

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Communicative disorders programs seeking feedback

The NIU Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology graduate programs are being evaluated for reaccreditation by the Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in February. Public feedback is a part of that process. All are invited to a public comment meeting 4:30 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Health Wellness…

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Rehabilitation counseling professor recognized by national association

Rehabilitation Counseling Assistant Professor Matthew Sprong received the Emerging Professionals Award from the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals at a recent conference. The award is given to an individual professional member who has expanded the role of rehabilitation professional through IARP participation, leadership, volunteering, and/or professional growth, thereby representing and promoting the mission of IARP…

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Hustle for Hearing raises funds for patients

The NIU Student Academy of Audiology raised over $2,900 for Hear the Cheers, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides hearing aids and assisted listening devices to children. The organization directly assists the patients seen at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Hustle for Hearing 5K Run/Walk, held Sept. 30 in DeKalb, with 88 participants and several…

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Heart of Hearing trip to Australia remembered

NIU Audiology students traveled to Australia for a research and humanitarian trip in August this year. Guided by Audiology Professor King Chung, seven students conducted research and services at Kuranda College in Cairns, Australia, as well as visted the Great Barrier Reef and landmarks in Sydney.  Check out their trip scrapbook!

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SLP professor publishes autism research

Research conducted with NIU Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professor of  Allison Gladfelter in collaboration with  Lisa Goffman is now available in the journal Developmental Science. Gladfelter A, Goffman L. Semantic richness and word learning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dev Sci. 2017:00:e12543. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12543 Gladfelter gave a presentation in May at the International Meeting for Autism Research, titled,…

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