Faculty and students present at TSHA convention

Posted March 24, 2011

Recently, students and faculty from the Communication Sciences and Disorders department attended the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association's (TSHA) annual convention in Houston, Texas. TSHA is the top recognized resource for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and consumers in the state.

This year's conference theme was "Discovery: Communicate, Care and Connect." Students and faculty attended educational sessions on various disorder and treatment areas over the convention's three-day span.

Eight teams of ACU students and faculty also presented research during the convention. Presentations included "Efficacy of myofunctional therapy in the remediation of reverse swallow" by Dr. Denise Barnett, Alyssa Bowyer, and Rebecca Hopkins; and "Comparing consonant production of typically developing children today to historically established norms" by Katherine Pierce, Sherry Schmidt and Dr. Brenda Bender.

A graduate student team participated in the annual PRAXIS Bowl, a contest fashioned after the television show Jeopardy!, where students answer questions from the national certification test. ACU's team performed well but did not make it to the final round.