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Recent Speech Pathology News

  • Richard Zraick give a talk titled, “Making Your Point with Power: Creating, Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations” at the UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium on July 22nd.
  • Richard Zraick give a talk titled, “Vocal Health and Rehabilitation” at UAMS on April 17th @ 10:00AM as part of World Voice Day. See details here: www.uamshealth.com/upload/docs/Events/voice-day.pdfadobepdf_icon
  • Congratulations to Tom Guyette for being recognized with a Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the UAMS Graduate School. As one of the two awardees from the Graduate School, Tom also received the Chancellor’s Faculty Teaching Award from UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D. Click here and then here to learn more.
  • Richard Zraick gave a lecture to residents and faculty in the UAMS Department of Neurology on September 28th, 2009 on the topic of Classic Aphasia Syndromes.
  • Richard Zraick gave a lecture to residents and faculty in the UAMS Department of Neurology on August 5th, 2009 on the topic of Communication Deficits after Right Hemisphere Brain Damage.
  • Stacey Mahurin gave a presentation on July 16, 2009 aboutReading, Writing, & Spelling Disorders: Identification and Intervention at the Arkansas Speech and Hearing Association Regional Conference in Texarkana.
  • Richard Zraick served on the guest faculty for two recent symposia held at UAMS: (1) AR Geriatric Education Center Summer Institute [May 18th] and (2) Spring Stroke Symposium [June 1st].
  • Our first-year M.S. students hosted a dinner reception in honor of their graduating peers on April 30th, 2009.
  • Richard Zraick’s leading Voice Disorders textbook was released on March 20th, 2009. Click here to learn more.
  • Stacey Mahurin gave a presentation on June 23rd, 2008 about the Dyslexia Resource Manual at the Arkansas Association of Special Education Administrators Summer Conference.
  • On May 15th, 2008 the Department hosted its annual Graduation Reception for our M.S. students and their families.  This ceremony was held at the Bailey Center on the UALR campus from 5:00-7:00PM.
  • Betholyn Gentry has been selected to participate in the UALR College of Professional Studies Leadership Academy in Fall 2008.
  • Diana Odom and Leslie Miles, second-year M.S. students, participated on April 25th, 2008 in the Graduate Student Research Forum sponsored by UALR.  Diana and Leslie were awarded first and second prize, respectively, in the category of Education.  Diana’s project compared the text messaging styles of adolescents in the U.S. and the U.K. and was guided by Betholyn Gentry. Leslie’s project resulted in the creation of clinical teaching videos featuring simulated patients portraying unilateral left neglect, and was guided by Richard Zraick.
  • An undergraduate student, Jessica Williams, participated in the UALR Undergraduate Student Research Exposition on April 21st, 2008. Her project was directed by Dr. Betholyn Gentry.
  • Betholyn GentryDonna Kelly, and Laura Smith-Olinde participated in the UALR College of Professional Studies Faculty Research Symposium on April 25th, 2008.
  • On Saturday, February 16th, 2008 the Department hosted a half-day professional education workshop featuring Dr. Kathryn Bayles. Dr. Bayles is an ASHA Honoree and an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders secondary to dementia.
  • Congratulations to Terri Hutton for being recognized with a Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the UAMS Graduate School. Click here to learn more.
  • Greg Robinson was featured on KATV Channel 7 on their 10:00PM news broadcast on July 9th, 2008.  He spoke about baby signing.
  • Congratulations to Terri Hutton, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Election to Fellowship in ASHA is one of the highest honors the professional organization can bestow. To be elected a Fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.