Curriculum and Instruction
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Communication Sciences and Disorders
June 2018
Greetings, students, alumni and friends of the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education,

This is the third in a series of electronic newsletters for 2018, each dedicated to highlighting the successes of one of the three departments that comprise the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. This edition focuses on the achievements of the faculty, students and staff of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). 

This newsletter offers you a glimpse of the thoughtful, innovative, socially relevant curriculum we offer our students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. We are also happy to ensure that you have all the administrative support you need for effective, individualized curricular planning so you can achieve the highest and most meaningful levels of professional development. We want to support you in reaching your personal dreams as well as in advancing our profession and contributing to the academic, clinical and research communities. You will find amazing opportunities here with our world-class faculty: clinical-academic integration in the voice change groups; feeding groups; swallowing-screening protocols implemented in the clinic; group therapy for children with language delay and those with autism spectrum disorder; audiology services across the life span; elective course offerings focusing on telepractice, EEG in CSD, language development and poverty, and advanced dysphasia, all offered within our flat-rate program; research engagement opportunities at different levels in a variety of specializations; and administrative support for lab work and for your externships. All of these learning opportunities are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills and to attain the stepping-stones on your individualized pathway of career preparation and success. 
 
We in CSD at Adelphi consider it a gift and a privilege to be able to train you to become speech-language pathologists, audiologists and citizens of the world who will advance our scientific knowledge, professional services and community development. This newsletter outlines only some of the continuing work we do with our students to bring added value to your academic training. Beyond the wish to help others, we work to see you moving along your personal professional-development pathway and achieving your dreams!
 
This is my final year serving as chair of the CSD department, and I am immensely thankful for the opportunity I was given to serve such an amazing community of learners, with such strong instincts to help and to become citizens of the world. I wish you all the very best as you undertake your learning journeys, and I—alongside the rest of the CSD faculty—look forward to continuing to support your personal and professional growth. 

We hope you enjoyed reading about our School this year. Please let us know. Visit us on Facebook and look for the first edition of the 2018–2019 Ammon School of Education e-news in the fall!

With best wishes,
Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chelsea Rojas: Creating Her Own Opportunity
Master's degree student Chelsea Rojas wanted to help children with developmental disabilities in a developing country. Thanks to a contact at a nonprofit and assistance from one of her professors , she has begun doing so in Uganda. Read about Rojas' wonderful experience .
Sharing a Passion for Research
Three graduate assistants are making the most of their research and laboratory opportunities with their professors and presentations, including at a prestigious conference in April 2018, as they bolster their knowledge and career prospects. They've also been selected for the Institute for Parenting's M.S. in Infant Mental Health-Developmental Practice program. Read their stories .
Two M.S. Grads Ready for Their Career Journeys
Two new master's degree recipients worked with their professors on research about swallowing disorders. Now both are preparing to work as speech-language pathologists. Find out more .
Louisa Ferrara '06, M.S. '08, Ph.D. '18 ,
who recently defended her dissertation on feeding preterm infants, is already practicing her specialty in pediatric feeding and swallowing at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Read her story .
Program Spotlight
Communication Sciences and Disorders Laboratories

A key element in all of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders programs is the laboratories. Students participate in exciting research projects and can learn everything from electroencephalography (EEG) to alaryngeal voice to telepractice in the department's nine specialized labs, which are in the process of being centralized in Linen Hall. Check out the various labs' specialties.
In the News
Dana Battaglia, Ph.D., Named CSD Department Chair as of Fall 2018
Come Fall 2018, Assistant Professor Dana Battaglia, Ph.D. , will become the new chair of the Ammon School's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will succeed Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D. , associate professor. Dr. Battaglia won Adelphi's 2018 President's Leadership Fellows Award last February.

Dr. Khamis-Dakwar Chosen for Recent CAPCSD Leadership Academy
Twenty of 120 applicants were selected to participate in the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) fifth annual Leadership Academy, to be held in April 2019 in San Diego, California. Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D., the current chair of the Ammon School's CSD department, was among the 20.

Tisha Todorova Named CSD Lab Coordinator
Tisha Todorova, formerly lab manager at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, has become laboratory coordinator for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders' labs.

NSSLHA, FTA Win Brown and Gold Awards
At the Center for Student Involvement's Brown and Gold Awards Ceremony on May 3, the Future Teachers Association and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association were both recognized as Organizations of Excellence for the 2017–2018 academic year.

Ryan Lee James, Ph.D., Honored by GSU
Assistant Professor Ryan Lee James, Ph.D., received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University.

Au.D. Faculty, Students Conducted Hearing Screenings at Special Olympics Event
Adelphi's Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program ran the Healthy Hearing program at the Special Olympics Spring Games North event on Saturday, May 19, at Bethpage High School. Au.D. faculty and students performed hearing screenings at this event. CSD Professor Yula Serpanos, Ph.D., serves as clinical director of the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing program.

Dr. Cindy Arroyo Publishes Latest Book
Cindy Arroyo '78, M.S. '79, D.A. '05, CSD graduate program director, has co-authored Goal Writing for the Speech-Language Pathologist and Special Educator, published in January 2018 by Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, Massachusetts.

Jennifer Friberg, Ed.D., Evidence-Based Teaching Scholar, Shared Her Knowledge With Adelphi Faculty, Students and Others
Jennifer Friberg, Ed.D., Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Illinois State University and a leading scholar in evidence-based teaching, visited Adelphi on March 19. In the morning, she trained our faculty and met with some individually to discuss development of a research study related to teaching activity. At noon, she held a students-only workshop to present on best strategies for success in learning. That evening, there was a continuing education session for Adelphi faculty and external part-time supervisors. Dr. Friberg is also the editor of Illinois State University's weblog The SoTL Advocate and associate editor of the journal Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders .

Transgender Voice Program Wins CHI Award
In November 2017, the Transgender Voice Program at Adelphi University was awarded the Center for Health Innovation's Health Innovation Award in Health Care Delivery Systems. This award "recognizes an individual or organization whose leadership has highlighted new models, methods, frameworks or systems that improve the care of patients, families or the communities they serve." The program was co-founded by Irene Kling, Ph.D., clinical supervisor and adjunct professor, and Steven R. Cox, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Seventeen CSD Students Win Awards From Adelphi and LISHA
At the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders May 16, 2018, Farewell Party, 17 CSD students were honored with awards. Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz, Ph.D., assistant professor in Mercy College's CSD program, was the event's keynote speaker.
The Ammon School Dean's Award in CSD (graduate) went to Kelsey Jenkeleit; the Dean's Award for Graduate Audiology went to Krupi Shah , a nd Kimberly McNicholl received the Dean's Award for CSD (undergraduate). The Joan Fox Award for CSD was awarded by the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA) to Francisco Restrepo (pictured above with Stephanie Montano, clinical externship coordinator, Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D. , and Anne Mungai, Ph.D.) and the Joan Fox Award in Audiology went to Sarah Frisina.

Among the other honorees were Kayla Franks, Amanda Nagler, Ayesha Nashurdeen, Chelsea Rojas and Iman Salam—who are also featured in our eNews stories.
Upcoming Events
We invite you to visit our events listing to see what's happening at the Ammon School. 

Join Us at the President's Gala
Register now for the 18th Annual President’s Gala Saturday, June 16, where 100 percent of net proceeds will go to support endowed scholarships. In fact, President Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D. , wi ll be announcing the new endowed President's Student Success Scholarship at this Gala. Scholarships will be matched dollar for dollar by the Adelphi University Board of Trustees.
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