Effective Research for Literature Review — Free Online Workshop April 27 — May 5, 2015

Effec­tive Research for Lit­er­a­ture Review (Sci­ences)
A free, tutor-supported online learn­ing work­shop — April 27 — May 5, 2015

Dura­tion: Mon­day, April 27, 2015 — Fri­day, May 1, 2015 (5 days)

Time Com­mit­ment: Approx­i­mately 30 min­utes to 1 hour per day, for 5 straight days

Audi­ence: Grad­u­ate stu­dents in the sci­ences, par­tic­u­larly those in early stages of their degrees

Pre­req­ui­sites: Inter­net access for the 5 days iden­ti­fied. A valid UW NetID is also required.

*  This activity-based work­shop will help you build research tech­niques and increase your con­fi­dence in gath­er­ing
lit­er­a­ture for a sig­nif­i­cant research project, such as a lit­er­a­ture review or anno­tated bib­li­og­ra­phy.
*  By ask­ing stu­dents to share expe­ri­ences with one another, this work­shop pro­vides the space and oppor­tu­nity for
you to reflect on your skills and to see how var­i­ous tech­niques and tools can be employed to help you find and
orga­nize sources.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion Process: 
*  This work­shop will take place in Can­vas over 5 days, with no fixed par­tic­i­pa­tion times (asyn­chro­nous).
*  Each day cor­re­sponds to one online mod­ule, which includes a topic overview, resources, and an activ­ity.
*  Dis­cus­sion forums are the workshop’s pri­mary means of ‘assess­ment,’ so expect to post to forums daily.
*  You will be guided through the course by a team of friendly librar­ian tutors, who will answer ques­tions and
pro­vide feedback.

How to Join:
*  If inter­ested, please reg­is­ter via this Cat­a­lyst link no later than Fri­day, April 24,
2014: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/libeo/267696
*  Space in the work­shop is lim­ited, and par­tic­i­pants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Stu­dents
who reg­is­ter after capac­ity is reached may be placed on a wait list.
*  If you have any ques­tions, please feel free to con­tact Robin Chin Roe­mer (robincr@uw.edu).

Pediatric SLP sought in Arizona


Mile­mark­ers Ther­apy Inc. is a pedi­atric ther­apy clinic that spe­cial­izes in speech, occu­pa­tional and phys­i­cal ther­apy.   We hold con­tracts with the Divi­sion of Devel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties, numer­ous insur­ance com­pa­nies, and school dis­tricts. New grads are wel­come to apply as we have men­tor ther­a­pists with years of experience.

  • Com­pet­i­tive Salary
  • Paid Vaca­tion and Sick Days
  • 401k with 3% Match­ing After 12 Months
  • Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Allowance
  • Paid National and State Licen­sure Fees
  • Stipend Avail­able for Mov­ing Expenses
  • Health Care Options

Sandy Des­marteau
Phone (928) 854‑5439
Fax (928) 854‑5440
Email: sandy@milemarkerstherapy.com

Mile­mark­ers Ther­apy, Inc.
1515 Lake Havasu Avenue N #100
Lake Havasu
City, AZ 86404

SLP-CCC or CFY’s for Wichita Falls, TX

SLP for pedi­atrics and SLP for mix­ture of pedi­atrics and adults.

The Speech/Language Pathol­o­gist pro­vides eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment for babies and young chil­dren within a team envi­ron­ment to ensure the child’s devel­op­men­tal needs are iden­ti­fied and addressed.  Chil­dren are referred with speech and lan­guage delays, swallowing/feeding con­cerns, artic­u­la­tion, dys­flu­ency, and global devel­op­men­tal delays. Com­mon diag­noses are devel­op­men­tal delay, speech delay, autism, cere­bral palsy, down’s syn­drome, and pre­ma­tu­rity. The set­ting is pedi­atric home and com­mu­nity based ser­vices for chil­dren birth to 3 years of age.  Travel to out­ly­ing coun­ties is required.  There are 3 speech ther­a­pists in the depart­ment, Early Inter­ven­tion Spe­cial­ists, OT, PT, RN, LPC, and LBSW.  Our ther­a­pists will men­tor a new grad seek­ing a CFY.

Salary range is $53,000-$65,000 depend­ing on experience.

Mon — Fri 40 hours per week with a flex­i­ble sched­ule designed to meet the needs of families.

Excel­lent ben­e­fits and any other perks will be dis­cussed on an indi­vid­ual level.

Email resume:  pam@murdockrecruiting.com

Dr. Lesley Olswang — 2015 Distinguished Alumna Symposium

Dear fac­ulty, staff, and students -

Each year our depart­ment rec­og­nizes a for­mer grad­u­ate from the UW Speech and Hear­ing Sci­ences Depart­ment and invites him/her back to Eagle­son Hall to be part of our department’s grad­u­a­tion events in June. This indi­vid­ual gives a talk in our depart­ment the Fri­day before UW Com­mence­ment and also speaks at our SPHSC Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony in Kane Hall.

2015 Dis­tin­guished Alumna

We are so very pleased to announce that this year’s SPHSC Dis­tin­guished Alumna is:
Dr. Les­ley B. Olswang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Olswang is cur­rently a Pro­fes­sor Emerita in the UW Depart­ment of Speech and Hear­ing Sci­ences and her 37 year aca­d­e­mic career was spent entirely at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton.  In our Depart­ment, she served as Asso­ciate Chair/Graduate Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor for 10 years (1995–2005), taught over 20 dif­fer­ent courses and sem­i­nars, and men­tored numer­ous doc­toral students.

She received her B.S. degree from North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity (1969), her M.S. degree from the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois (1971), and her Ph.D. degree from the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton (1978), all in the area of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences and Dis­or­ders with an empha­sis in Speech/Language Pathology.

Dr. Olswang has had exten­sive clin­i­cal and research expe­ri­ence with chil­dren with lan­guage dis­or­ders. Her school-age research has exam­ined the social com­mu­ni­ca­tion of chil­dren diag­nosed with Fetal Alco­hol Syn­drome as they par­tic­i­pate in class­room activ­i­ties.  Her research with chil­dren below the age of three has focused on tod­dlers diag­nosed with spe­cific lan­guage impair­ment and most recently infants diag­nosed with severe phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties. She has been inves­ti­gat­ing the ben­e­fits of treat­ment with these chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, par­tic­u­larly attempt­ing to deter­mine readi­ness fac­tors that might pre­dict when chil­dren and fam­i­lies will best ben­e­fit from dif­fer­ent inter­ven­tion options.   Her full biog­ra­phy can be found on our Can­vas Site.

Spe­cial Dis­tin­guished Alumna Symposium

In honor of Dr. Olswang, the depart­ment is doing some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this year. Instead of the tra­di­tional pre­sen­ta­tion and recep­tion, there will be an excit­ing all-day sym­po­sium with ten of Dr. Olswang’s col­leagues, includ­ing past and present doc­toral stu­dents.  Below is a brief overview of the event, but please visit our Can­vas Site for details of who will be pre­sent­ing and to RSVP.

Mind the Gap:  The Value of Clin­i­cal Research in Clin­i­cal Practice

Fri­day, June 12, 2015

8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

SWS 305

A light con­ti­nen­tal break­fast and hosted lunch will be pro­vided. Please reg­is­ter by June 1, 2015 to attend. It will be “first-come, first-served” and we will close reg­is­tra­tion once all the seats are filled. The spe­cific pre­sen­ta­tion sched­ule is not yet final­ized, but will be posted on the web­site shortly.

Please mark you cal­en­dars for this spe­cial event and attached is a flyer for shar­ing with col­leagues. We look for­ward to see­ing you on June 12th!

Grief & Loss: Ways to Help / May 15 workshop

Based on stu­dent inter­est, we are offer­ing a work­shop on ways to sup­port clients, fam­i­lies, and oth­ers expe­ri­enc­ing grief and loss. “Grief and Loss: Ways to Help” is sched­uled for Fri­day, May 15, 3:30pm — 5:00pm in EGL001 and is open to SPHSC grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ulty. Food, cof­fee, and tea will be provided.

For this work­shop, Rebecca Hunting-Pompon will lead a pre­sen­ta­tion and dis­cus­sions on var­ied responses to loss, pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­sider our own reac­tions, and dis­cuss some prac­ti­cal strate­gies for help­ing some­one in the midst of grief, includ­ing some con­crete steps for highly emo­tional sit­u­a­tions (tears, anger).

The work­shop will include a com­bi­na­tion of lec­ture, self-reflective activ­i­ties, self-selected small group dis­cus­sion, and use some stu­dent– and faculty-provided (con­fi­den­tially) per­spec­tives and sce­nar­ios. Please com­plete the related ques­tion­naire (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/rhpompon/265369) by Fri­day, May 1.

RSVP for the work­shop no later than Fri­day, May 8: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/rhpompon/267992

SU15 Course Announcement: Early Intervention for Children w/Motor Impairments

Sum­mer 2015 reg­is­tra­tion starts next week and the SPHSC Depart­ment is excited to announce a spe­cial 2-day / A term course being offered dur­ing Sum­mer quarter.

SPHSC 559: Spe­cial Top­ics in Speech, Lan­guage & Hear­ing (2 cr)

Teach­ing early com­mu­ni­ca­tion sig­nals to chil­dren with motor impairments:

Where do I start? 

SPHSC Course Instructors

Patri­cia Dow­den, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Senior Lecturer

Les­ley Olswang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Pro­fes­sor Emeritus

Julie Feuer­stein, Ph.C., CCC-SLP – Doc­toral Student

The course is designed for indi­vid­u­als inter­ested in work­ing with young, pre-verbal chil­dren with motor impair­ments. The course uses lec­ture, video exem­plars, inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties and role mod­el­ing to teach par­tic­i­pants how to inte­grate early com­mu­ni­ca­tion sig­nals into rou­tine inter­ven­tion for these chil­dren and their caregivers.

The course is pri­mar­ily for work­ing pro­fes­sion­als in the fields of speech-language pathol­ogy, phys­i­cal ther­apy, occu­pa­tional ther­apy and early edu­ca­tion. How­ever, we have reserved a lim­ited num­ber of seats for SLP, PT, OT and Early Edu­ca­tion grad­u­ate stu­dents who are inter­ested in learn­ing more about assess­ment and inter­ven­tion with this pedi­atric population.

Attached is a flyer with details and an out­line of the 2-day course.The inter­pro­fes­sional course struc­ture and oppor­tu­nity to learn along­side expe­ri­enced prac­ti­tion­ers pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­nity for students!


1) Med­SLP stu­dents will reg­is­ter under 565C to avoid any addi­tional tuition or fees. 565 is a cov­ered course under the Med­SLP program.

2) Stu­dents com­plet­ing a sum­mer intern­ship are still eli­gi­ble to take the course with intern­ship site per­mis­sion. Please con­tact Kelsey Leighton as soon as pos­si­ble if you wish to reg­is­ter and make arrange­ments with your site so you can attend.

Events of Interest

Please see below for events that may be of inter­est dur­ing the month of April!
D Month is here and we (the ASUW Stu­dent Dis­abil­ity Com­mis­sion and the D Cen­ter) are so so excited! All through April we are cel­e­brat­ing dis­abil­ity and d/Deaf cul­ture, jus­tice, and inter­sect­ing iden­ti­ties Please help us spread the word about this awe­some series of events. All events are free and open to the public:
Poetry Work­shop With Leah Lak­shmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
April 14th, 4:00–5:30 pm HUB 337
Panel on Psy­chi­atric and Med­ical Abuse
April 14th, 6:00–7:30 pm, HUB 340
Body Map Read­ing with Leah Lak­shmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 
April 15th, 7:00–9:00 pm, Par­nas­sus Cafe (base­ment of the Art Building)
Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life with Sabina England
April 25th, Time/Location TBA
Writ­ing Work­shop for Sick and Dis­abled Peo­ple of Color 
Lead by Aurora Levins Morales
April 26th, 12:00–5:00 pm, The D Cen­ter (MGH 024)
Aurora Levins Morales
May 2nd, 2:30–4:30 pm, HUB 340
For more details and acces­si­bil­ity info, check out our face­book page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/408301112680548/
Hope to see you all there!
The ASUW Stu­dent Dis­abil­ity Com­mis­sion and the D Cen­ter

Free Science Communication Workshop

Com­mu­ni­cate Your Research! A Free Sci­ence Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Work­shop Teach­ing You How to Talk with the Public.

WHEN:           Thurs­day, April 9, 2015
TIME:             3:00 – 5:30 PM
WHERE:         Room S060 (Foege Genome Sciences)

This FREE work­shop is ideal for UW grad­u­ate stu­dents want­ing to improve their sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills!  With the help of trained instruc­tors, you will develop short, jargon-free mes­sages about your research.  Through exer­cises and feed­back, you will prac­tice tai­lor­ing your mes­sage to the pub­lic, jour­nal­ists, and sci­en­tists.  Par­tic­i­pants will enjoy refresh­ments and learn about oppor­tu­ni­ties around UW to improve their sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.  Par­tic­i­pants pro­vid­ing anony­mous feed­back will get candy and may win copies of Don’t Be Such a Sci­en­tist and Escape from the Ivory Tower.

RSVPs are appre­ci­ated (but optional).  To RSVP, please go to http://bit.ly/1FiYfSv.

This work­shop is spon­sored by the Stu­dent Pub­lic Health Asso­ci­a­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, and is led by grad­u­ate stu­dent instruc­tors trained in sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion through ENGAGE. To learn more about ENGAGE, please visit http://engage-science.com.

APPLY BY MAY 8th: New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

2015 New Cen­tury Schol­ars Doc­toral Scholarship

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: May 8, 2015

Nature of the Competition

The Amer­i­can Speech-Language-Hearing Foun­da­tion (ASH­Foun­da­tion) invites doc­toral stu­dents accepted or enrolled in a research doc­toral pro­gram to sub­mit appli­ca­tions in com­pe­ti­tion for the New Cen­tury Schol­ars Doc­toral Scholarship.

The inten­tion of this pro­gram is to sup­port strong doc­toral can­di­dates who will pur­sue a teacher-investigator career in the aca­d­e­mic envi­ron­ment, university/college level. It is made pos­si­ble by the ASHFoundation’s Dreams and Pos­si­bil­i­ties Cam­paign which raised sig­nif­i­can funds to strengthen doc­toral edu­ca­tion and research sup­port in the dis­ci­pline of com­mu­ni­ca­tion sci­ences and disorders.

For 2015, the ASH­Foun­da­tion will award up to twenty schol­ar­ships of $10,000 each. Selec­tion of recip­i­ents will be com­pleted in Novem­ber and fund­ing will be dis­bursed dur­ing the ASHA Con­ven­tion in Den­ver, Colorado.

Poten­tial appli­cants should care­fully read the sec­tion on eli­gi­bil­ity and, upon deter­min­ing that all cri­te­ria are met, pre­pare an appli­ca­tion for sub­mis­sion accord­ing to the appli­ca­tion require­ments.

Fund­ing Note

Schol­ar­ship fund­ing is to be directed toward edu­ca­tional sup­port such as tuition, books, school-related expenses, liv­ing expenses, but not for per­sonal or pro­fes­sional travel.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on this schol­ar­ship oppor­tu­nity, select one of the fol­low­ing links:


View past recip­i­ents of the New Cen­tury Schol­ars Doc­toral Scholarship.


Ques­tions regard­ing this com­pe­ti­tion should be directed to the ASH­Foun­da­tion office at 301–296-8703 or by e-mail at foundationprograms@asha.org.