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  • Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people
    Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people
  • Children Give the Gift of Hearing
    Sarah Gonzalez and her long-time friend Julia Zager have dedicated themselves to raising money to help those suffering from hearing loss receive the gift of hearing. This enduring relationship that spans more than a decade and multiple state lines has had a profound impact on the Bolesta Center in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and many youths in the Tampa Bay area. The Gonzalez and Zager families met in Houston, Texas when Julia Zager and Sarah Gonzalez were just one and two years-old respectively.
  • CSD Professor Emeritus Receives Honors from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    The highest award that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) confers has been given to Elaine R. Silliman, PhD. The Honors of the association recognize members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. This acknowledgment is limited to individuals who are well-known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching and other distinguished professional contributions. The award ceremony will be held at the annual meeting of the association in November, which will be held in Orlando, Florida.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Students Implement Fluency Program for Children
    Speech-Language Pathology students of Dr. Nathan Maxfield in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders have successfully implemented the first ever intensive fluency program for school-age kids who stutter. This program was completed in June and provided more than 20 hours of intensive stuttering modification treatment to 12 children from the Tampa Bay and Central Florida region. This program expands the speech-language pathology program's in fluency disorders and strengthens the program's referral stream for future programs. SLP students included Althea Thomas, Rachel Degani, Tim Stockdale, Melissa Tomlin, Kelly Worthington, Erica Schirm, Jenna Graepel and Jenn Kordell. Congratulations! A 3-week intensive program for fluency in adults and teens will be held from July 7-25; all are welcome to come and observe.
  • Dr. Chisolm, CSD Chair, Appointed Vice Provost
    Following an internal search, Dr. Terry Chisholm has been appointed to the vital position of Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Performance and Accountability. Dr. Chisolm has served as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF since 2005. Most recently, the department's graduate programs were nationally ranked #12 (Doctor of Audiology) and #45 (M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology) by US News & World Report. Dr. Chisolm is widely published and maintains a record of funded research supported by both federal agencies and industry. In her new position, Dr. Chisholm will work closely with Provost Ralph Wilcox to provide guidance and oversight for the Offices of Decision Support, and Institutional Effectiveness, Academic Planning & Review; develop and regularly assess key strategic planning and performance accountability documents; and she will work closely with Financial Planning and Analysis to ensure alignment of the budget with USF's strategic plan.
  • CSD Associate Professor Receives Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award
    CSD Associate Professor Receives Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award Catherine Rogers, PhD, has been awarded the Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award for 2014. The award is made to USF faculty members whose careers have brought them national distinction in teaching and service.
  • CSD Assistant Professor and Research Associate Present in Italy
    Emily Plowman, PhD, and Research Therapist Michelle Rosado traveled to the internationally renowned Neuromuscular Omnicomprehensive (NEMO) Center and the Fondazione Salvatore Maugerie Scientific Institute of Rehabilitation in Italy this May. Dr. Plowman was invited to speak about her research in in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) at the NEMO. She and Ms. Rosado also provided a workshop on treatment strategies for bulbar dysfunction for individuals with ALS at the Fondazione Salvatore Maugerie Scientific Institute of Rehabilitation in Pavia Italy, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Dr. Plowman travels to Italy to speak about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Dr. Plowman travels to Italy to speak about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • CSD Adjunct Associate Professor Named Associate Director
    Rachel McArdle, PhD, CCC-A, has been named the Associate Director of the Clinical Care, Rehabilitation, and Restoration Directorate of the Defense Hearing Center of Excellence. Dr. McArdle received her BA in CSD, her MS in Audiology from USF, and her PhD through USF's Interdisciplinary PhD program in Psychology and CSD. The Department of Defense (DOD) established the Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) to focus on the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and auditory injury. The HCE was legislated by Congress in the FY 2009 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and directed to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), institutions of higher education and other appropriate public and private entities. The primary goal of the Clinical Care, Rehabilitation and Restoration Directorate is to set the standard of care, as well as provide clinical skills training and education across the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • CSD students sign during dress rehearsal of Grease at the Largo Cultural Center
    It is the third time they have partnered with USF students to sign during a live show.
  • Ahoy! Two USF Students Receive Sea|mester Scholarships
    Language-Speech-Hearing Science student sails foreign oceans in learning abroad program
  • Hands on USF provides quality interpreting in the Tampa community
    Hands on USF provides quality interpreting in the Tampa community