The 2015 Annual Convention of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) took place May 28-31 in Fort Lauderdale.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders had a strong presence at this year’s convention, including student and faculty presentations, a FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center exhibition, and a Listening and Spoken Language Track supported by AG Bell Florida and the UCF Listening Center.
Members of the department were bestowed the following distinct honors:
- FLASHA scholarship of $1,000 awarded to master’s degree student Rachael Mocerino
- Recognition for attaining the highest number of new FLASHA members
- 3rd Place Poster Award for the presentation titled “TAACL-ing Assessment for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs: Exploring Modification,” authored by Clinical Instructor Pamela Resnick and master’s degree students Kelly Williams and Sasha Ruiz
- 2nd Place Poster Award for the presentation titled “AAC Access for Patients in Medical Settings,” authored by recent graduate Stephanie Amundsen, M.A., CCC-CF, and faculty members Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D.; Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Ph.D.; and Kenyatta Rivers, Ph.D.