Tag: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Audiology Day celebrates accomplishments

Recently NIU’s Student Academy of Audiology held their white coat ceremony and capstone project presentations for the program’s third-year students. These students are now off to participate in their externships: Anastasia Grindle: Boys Town National Research Hospital (Omaha, Nebraska) Kassy Hemmen: Space Coast Hearing and Balance (Melbourne, Florida) Shannon Vokac: OSF Saint Francis Medical Center…

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Faculty and staff research publications 2017

The faculty and staff at the College of Health and Human Sciences continually conduct research and publish their findings in academic journals and industry publications throughout the year. The following is a list of all published works  by CHHS faculty and staff in 2017. 2017 Publications  Bae, J., Ford, E. W., Wu, S., & Huerta,…

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SLP profs launch program to foster healthy family communication

A unique program is helping families learn, while the students teaching them are learning about families. Working with Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, and using funds through the NIU Foundation, NIU faculty and students are facilitating an international Parent-Child Relationship Development Program in DeKalb. Families gather weekly at a DeKalb elementary school to participate in the program whose goal…

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AHCD professor receives Champions of Empathy award

Patricia Tattersall, associate professor of speech-language pathology, has been named a Champion of Empathy by The Changing Children’s Foundation. The Geneva, Illinois-based organization strives to strengthen the capacity of parents, caregivers and communities to care for children’s help and well-being while promoting peaceful families and thriving communities. Tattersall brought the organization’s International Child/Parenting Development program to…

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Connect and Discover: Focus of AHCD Graduate Colloquium Seminar

Tina Childress, an educational audiologist at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Urbana, Illinois, will present “Connect and Discover,” at the ACHD Graduate Colloquium Seminar, 3:30 p.m., April 30 at the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Childress has expertise in cochlear implants, assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, and the social/emotional impact of hearing loss. She…

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D.P.T. students make appeal to Rep. Pritchard

NIU Doctor of Physical Therapy students Daniel Werner and Kate Heinricher, along with NIU D.P.T. instructor Brynn Nahlik, met with Illinois state Rep. Robert Pritchard recently. They were advocating for support of HB4643 which would provide direct access to physical therapy, eliminating the need for people to receive a referral from a physician or other…

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PT professor presents at conference in Egypt

Ken Olson, adjunct professor at NIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program,  and president of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, recently traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to present his approach for treating patients with neck and back pain as a keynote speaker for the First Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Congress. Read more here in the DeKalb Midweek.

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