Tag: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

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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2017 faculty awards announced

Recently CHHS Dean Derryl Block announced the 2017 faculty awards. We congratulate the following recipients: Diversity Award for Excellence in Academic Equity The recipient of the 2017 Diversity Award for Academic Excellence is Patricia Tattersall, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. After attending the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation…

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PT professor becomes board certified orthopedic clinical specialist

Dawn Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, a NIU Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the DPT Program, has recently become an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Orthopedic clinical specialists are experts in evaluating, treating and managing patients with orthopedic conditions. Some of these conditions include sprains, strains, tendonitis,…

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CHHS student named outstanding hospice volunteer

Sierra Davis, a NIU senior rehabilitation services major, has been recognized as an outstanding hospice volunteer by Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce shared the following press release about Davis’ recognition. Unity Hospice of Western Illinois proudly recognizes Sierra Davis, of DeKalb, Ill., as an outstanding hospice volunteer. Each month, Unity…

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Alumnus named hospital employee of the month

From the Clinton Journal: Christopher Monkman of Clinton, Illinois was  named the May Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois.  Monkman has worked at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for six years. Monkman earned an associate of science degree from Heartland Community College and a bachelor of health science degree from Northern…

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NIU clinic offering aphasia treatment group

June is National Aphasia Month. Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over 2 million Americans. According to the National Aphasia Association, aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is always due to brain injury. Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to…

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Student Audiologists attend world conference

The NIU SAA wasn’t about to miss out on the largest gathering of Audiologists in the world. This year 19 NIU SAA members attended the AudiologyNOW! convention in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the American Academy of Audiology. Students were able to peruse the exhibit hall, network with alumni (pictured here!), attend talks by some of the leaders…

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