Sacred Heart’s College of Health Professions Service Learning Trip to Guatemala
January 26, 2015
Six SLP students and two faculty members just returned from a week in Guatemala as part of Sacred Heart’s College of Health Professions service learning trip. This year, for the first time, SLP joined teams from Nursing and Physical Therapy to offer services in various communities. Our mission in Guatemala was to support literacy enrichment by reading and writing with children. Thanks to generous contributions of Spanish language books from Lectorum, Read to Grow, Santillana, and Scholastic, we were able to donate nearly 400 books to children and schools in Guatemala. As the photos illustrate, the experience was rewarding and worthwhile for all participants.
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SHU Graduate Students Assist in Expanded Preschool Program in Bridgeport
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Rhea Paul Receives Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, has conferred its highest award, the Honors of the Association, on SLP Department Chair, Rhea Paul. The SHU SLP Department is privileged to have two ASHA Honorees on its faculty, Dr. Paul, and Adjunct Professor Robert Shprintzen.
The Honors of the Association recognizes members for distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor the Association bestows.Honor of the Association recognize individuals whose contributions have been of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the professions. Honorees are 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 or other distinguished professional contributions.
Prof. Rhea Paul Keynote Speaker at Moscow Autism Conference
Prof. Rhea Paul gave the keynote address at the International Research-to-Practice Conference on Autism, in Moscow, Russia on June 2, 2014. The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University, and the Autism Speaks Foundation. It was aimed at increasing access to rehabilitative services for children with autism and their families.
Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition
The third edition of Rhea Paul's bestselling core textbook, Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition, has been released. The book has been thoroughly revised and based on updated ASHA standards. Click here for more information
SLP Program awarded candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
The Speech-Language Pathology Program at SHU was awarded Candidacy, the first stage of Accreditation awarded by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). This status is awarded to new programs that demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Accreditation as outlined in CAA’s Standards Compliance Continuum, for an initial period of five years. It allows the program to matriculate and graduate students who, upon successful completion of the program, will meet all requirements for national certification and state licensure as Speech-Language Pathologists.
Professor Rhea Paul was interviewed on WFSB, Channel 3 in Hartford, talking about the use of iPads in speech therapy.
The SLP program at SHU was recently awarded the designation of “Readiness” for candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This is the first step toward Candidacy and Accreditation of our Master’s Degree Program. We are on target for our anticipated start date of Fall, 2014!
Health Science Advisory Dyan Atkins talks
with SHU students about the new program
in Speech-Language Pathology
Sacred Heart's Speech-Language Pathology Program was licensed by the Connecticut State Office of Higher Education! Undergraduate prerequisite courses will be offered in the Fall of 2013, with the graduate program anticipated to open in Fall of 2014.
Applications are now being accepted for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to complete undergraduate prerequisites for entry into a Master's Degree Program. Contact Program Director Rhea Paul firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Two Professors Receive Naclerio Awards for Research
October 11, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University professors Robin L. Danzak and Jessica Samuolis recently received the 2016 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Awards for upcoming research projects. Richard and Barbara Naclerio share a common vision with the University of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research projects. They created the award to support the efforts of up-and-coming SHU faculty leaders, bestowing two grants of $12,500 each year.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Offer Interpretations of Pope's 'The Joy of Love'
June 1, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An interdisciplinary panel of Sacred Heart University faculty members came together recently in the school’s Schine Auditorium to offer their respective interpretations of “The Joy of Love: Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation.” Pope Francis drafted the 256-page document following two synods (gatherings of bishops) at the Vatican, and it represents his reflections on those assemblies. His focus is on pastoral ministry—marriage, family, relationships and love.
SHU Breaks Ground on Center for Healthcare Education
June 18, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University broke ground today on a new building to house its Colleges of Health Professions and Nursing. Located at 4000 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, the Center for Healthcare Education will be three stories comprising 117,000 square feet on 8.7 acres. “Like the recently completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, the new Center for Healthcare Education will provide our students with all the latest technology used in their future professions,” says SHU President John J. Petillo. “The expanded space and updated equipment will offer new opportunities for learning and ensure that they graduate well prepared to make their mark in the booming health-care industry.”
Culture Chameleon is a blog about multiculturalism, multilingualism, and Prof. Robin Danzak's adventures as a Fulbright scholar in Padua, Italy.