COSD students develop professionally across state
For professional development, students from the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) traveled across Virginia.
COSD graduate student Jeremy Griffy won the student research competition March 27 in Richmond at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) annual conference. His poster, titled "Visual self-monitoring for controlled speech production in fluent aphasia," was judged first among 13 poster submissions from across the state.
Griffy was first author and Rebecca Epperly, COSD instructor, was faculty mentor for the poster that earned a cash prize for its format/ease of reading, abstract, procedures and results, conclusions and presentation.
Three COSD students attended the recent "Adolescent Language, Literacy, SLPs, and Tiered Services in Schools" workshop at James Madison University.
COSD graduate students Gina Divirgilio, Hillary Juristy and Madeleine Daugherty joined presenters and colleagues from Virginia universities for the one-day gathering at which they discussed the language and literacy needs of adolescents with language disorders and adolescents at-risk for reading failure.
"The students had the opportunity to learn the latest research-based strategies and explore the role and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists' in adolescent literacy through close interaction with peers and guest speakers," said Karen Davis, assistant professor of COSD.