Beyond the Classroom
Latest Happenings in the Department
Assessment Considerations with Hearing Children of Deaf Parents: A presentation by Jimmy Lee, MS, CCC-SLP, Coordinator of Clinical Services-SLP, Gallaudet University Hearing & Speech Center
Au.D. Class of 2010 take one step further in the pursuit of their degrees in Audiology in the White Coat Ceremony
Students of the Au.D. program are winners of the Starkey University Trivia Challenge at AudiologyNOW! in Dallas, TX.
SLP students due to embark for New Zealand for summer internship
SLP students from Hogeschool in Gent, Belgium visit the SLP program here at Gallaudet University
The Department is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) approved provider of continuing education for Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Speech/Language/Hearing Scientists. Some recent colloquia topics include:
- Telemedicine for Speech-Language Pathology: History, Challenges and Opportunities
- Speech Perception and Auditory Temporal Processing Performance by Older Listeners
- "What Have We Learned from Contemporary Research on Lipreading?"
Students in the Department have enormous opportunities for intern- and externships at a variety of sites in the DC metropolitan area and across the country.
Scholarships and Awards
Each year a number of different awards and honors are available to graduate students in the Department. In some instances, the Department's Graduate Studies Committee selects the award recipient; in others the Graduate Studies Committee nominates a student from the Department for consideration. The Graduate Studies Committee solicits nominations from faculty, staff, and students for awards and honors.
The following group of awards are presented to first year Speech-Language Pathology and first, second, or third year Au.D. graduate students. The Awards are made by the Department.
HANDELSMAN-HENDRIX AWARD The Handelsman-Hendrix Memorial Fund was established by their families to honor the memory of Jane Handelsman, a 1980 graduate of the Audiology program, and her Husband David Pryor Hendrix. The award recipient shall be one who has demonstrated a record of achievement and service to Gallaudet's community of concern, and who manifests those personal qualities for which Jane and David Pryor are remembered: compassion, integrity, leadership and warm-heartedness. The award is presented to a student in Audiology. Selection is made by the Graduate Studies Committee based upon nominations by students, staff, and faculty of the Department.
ADRIENNE L. KAPLAN AWARD The Adrienne L. Kaplan Memorial Endowment Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Kaplan in memory of their daughter who, although not deaf, suffered from a physical disability which interfered with her communication. The award is designed to support the professional training of outstanding students in the Department. The award is presented to a student in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. Selection is made by the Graduate Studies Committee based upon academic excellence and clinical performance.
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY The purpose of this award is to recognize a first year student in Speech-Language Pathology who has performed in an excellent manner, both academically and clinically. Returning graduate students in the department are eligible for the following awards and honors.
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUDIOLOGY The purpose of this award is to recognize a first year student in Audiology who has performed in an excellent manner, both academically and clinically.
Returning graduate students in the department are eligible for the following awards and honors. The following group of awards are University-wide awards for which students in HSLS are eligible.
HIGHBERGER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD The award is presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated high academic achievement in a communication related discipline. The award is used to cover tuition costs for the graduate student selected. International students cannot be considered.
SELTZER LEAGUE AWARDS Presented each year to graduating students in Audiology and in Speech-Language Pathology, the Seltzer League Award honors students who have demonstrated excellence in clinical and academic endeavors and who are expected to make significant contributions to their profession and to deafness. This recipient is selected by the Department (for a graduating student only).
ETHYL G. SIMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Mrs. Simpson gave a generous bequest to Gallaudet University to help support the graduate studies of women of Scandinavian heritage. An endowment fund was established through this bequest. Instructions through her will are to fund annual scholarships awards to Gallaudet graduate students of Scandinavian decent. Students wishing to be considered should submit his/her name and a brief bio in the spring semester following an announcement made via email from the Dean of Graduate School and Professional Programs.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR Students who have completed thirty semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or higher, upon recommendation of the Department, may be selected as Presidential Scholars. Presidential Scholars are recognized by the University President at a special dinner and ceremony.
GRADUATE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The Dean of Graduate School and Professional Programs recognizes an outstanding graduate student based upon nominations from departments with graduate programs. Service to the University, professional service, and academic standing are among the factors considered in the selection.
GRADUATE WRITING AWARD Upon nomination from departments with graduate programs, the Dean of Graduate School and Professional Programs recognizes a student who has demonstrated a significant achievement or achievements in writing. Accomplishments may be in the form of presentations, publications, or an outstanding effort in a course assignment.