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Faculty Matters | December 5, 2019

Faculty Matters | December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

SLP Faculty and Students Present Research at SLP Convention

All faculty in Moravian College’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program and some of our students presented research at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, held from November 21-23 in Orlando, Florida. Drawing roughly 15,000 attendees annually, the convention is the premier professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists..

Students present research at SLP conference

Graduate student Estrella Sosa and undergraduate health science students Toshiana Figureoa ’20 and Mikayla Jucewicz ’20 presented two posters under the guidance of Monica Kaniamattam, assistant professor of speech-language pathology. Their research:

  • “Noise Exposure & Hearing Conservation Among LVAIC College Students”
  • “’I know, but I don't care!’ A Mixed-Methods Study of Young Adults Hearing Conservation Practices”

Kaniamattam herself gave additional presentations on participatory action research for school based SLPs.

Louise Keegan, associate professor and program director speech-language pathology, presented her research related to group treatment for communication difficulties after brain injury, and she spoke on teaching and learning in the field of communication sciences and disorders. 

Susana Keller, clinical coordinator and assistant professor of speech-language pathology, addressed the SLP’s role in cases of clients with poor prognosis. She also presented reasearch that examined the process of assessing clinical readiness across clinical professions.

Eric Sanders, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, presented on the characteristics of SLPs who self-identify as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) specialists in education settings. AAC is any form of communication other than spoken language used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.


Dunn Conducts Academic Program Review

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, recently conducted an academic program review of the department of psychology at the College of Staten Island. Dunn did the campus visit and review with a colleague from Ithaca College. Psychology is currently the largest major at the College of Staten Island.


The Practical Prof’s Latest Column

Professor of Economics Santo D. Marabella’s latest piece for the Reading Eagle, “Making Recognition Meaningful,” appeared on November 19.