Clinical Associate Professor Amy Meredith and a group of five Speech and Hearing Sciences students spent a week in Guatemala in March 2013 with the Hearts in Motion nonprofit organization. Click here to view a short video of some of their experiences.
This was a service-learning opportunity for the students and the third consecutive year SHS has participated. Click here to see photos from their trip. A more complete story will be in the 2013 edition of Wavelength, due out in June and accessible from this web page.
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Associate Professor Ella Inglebret received WSU's 2012 Faculty Diversity Award in recognition of her demonstrated commitment to diversity over a span of 20 years. More »
Assistant Professor Amy Meredith received a 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award for the innovative strategies she uses to educate students, including those from diverse backgrounds, as well as for her dedication to provide services to children with disabilities and their families. More »
Associate Professor Nancy Potter received the WSU Spokane Faculty Excellence Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service. She is a national leader in new pedagogies, including human simulation guidelines for endoscopy training. Her pioneering, interdisciplinary research examining the interactive factors and systems that affect motor speech disorders has made her a nationally and internationally renowned expert on the speech and language problems in individuals with galactosemia. A founding member of RIPER (Riverpoint Interprofessional Education and Research), she has been a leader in promoting interprofessional collaboration.
Assistant Professor Amy Meredith received the 2012 Washington State University Distinguished Teaching Award for outstanding achievements and contributions to undergraduate education. Meredith was recognized for her inspired, innovative, and effective teaching and mentoring.
Associate Professor Ella Inglebret has been elected as a fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a lifetime honor extended to fewer than one percent of members. More »
Alumna Elise Benadom and Associate Professor Nancy Potter have published an article on the use of simulation in training students to perform transnasal endoscopy. More »
Students in Dr. Amy Meredith's speech anatomy class presented culturally appropriate recipes for easy-to-swallow dishes at a series of two potlucks in fall 2011. Part of a class assignment, the recipes were created for fictional patients diagnosed with swallowing disorders. "The potluck provides a fun end-of-the-semester way to bring in problem-based learning, in addition to cultural competency," said Meredith. The recipes have been collated into a Dysphagia Cookbook that is available for download here (PDF, 14MB).More »
Dr. Amy Meredith and nine speech and hearing sciences students traveled to Guatemala on a service learning trip with Hearts in Motion over spring break, complementing the medical side of the mission with speech rehabilitation work. "This trip showed me that I'm definitely in the right field," said junior Jessica Schmidt. "I know that I can make a difference as a speech and language pathologist." More »
Graduate students need hands-on practice performing transnasal endoscopy, but finding volunteers to practice on can be difficult. So when Elise Benadom consulted with Nancy Potter on a topic for her thesis, they decided to explore the use of simulation in training graduate students to perform transnasal endoscopy. The results have been published in the journal Dysphagia. More »