ACSLPA Members in the News

EDMONTON RESEARCHERS WARN POPPING BALLOONS AS LOUD AS GUN BLASTS
(Globe and Mail, January 31, 2017)

Edmonton audiologist, Bill Hodgetts, R. Aud, father of two young girls says he often wondered if there was something more dangerous than disdainful about noisy children’s birthday parties, so he went to his lab and started bursting balloons.

 

PINK PANTHER PLAYS PART IN GENDER EXPERIMENTS
(Edmonton Journal, September 16, 2016)

Motion capture technology, the science of speech and the Pink Panther are being brought together for a research project at the University of Alberta that aims to pinpoint how humans make judgments about gender. Teresa Hardy, R.SLP, is conducting this unusual experiment with transgender women.

 

SPEECH PATHOLOGY A PATH TO BEING UNDERSTOOD
(Medicine Hat News, May 21, 2016)

Loralee Eastland, R.SLP, highlights the importance of early intervention in learning speech and pronunciation skills.

 

THERAPY CENTRE CRUCIAL FOR PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN
(Edmonton Journal, March 25, 2016)

Terri Duncan, R.SLP, executive director of Children's Autism Services of Edmonton (CASE), hopes their new therapy centre for children with autism will help eliminate a growing waiting list for therapy. The new therapy centre is scheduled to be completed in September 2016.

 

TEEN TALKS UP VALUE OF HELP FOR STUTTERERS
(Edmonton Journal, March 23, 2016)

Holly Lomheim, R.SLP, acting executive director of ISTAR, explains how stuttering impacts teens and how treatment costs are expected to decrease through newly received funding.


2015

MERRY...WHAT?! WHY THE HOLIDAYS COULD BE HARMING YOUR HEARING

(Global News, December 15, 2015)

Kathleen Jones, R.Aud speaks to why the holidays could be harming your hearing.

 

THERAPIES FOR DISABLED AND DELAYED CHILDREN DIFFICULT TO ACCESS, SAYS MOTHER

(Calgary Herald, August 21, 2015)

Corinne Tatlow is a fierce advocate for her four-year-old daughter, Savanah. She has to be, because Savanah can't always speak up for herself. Kristin Verbeke, R.SLP comments on this situation.

 

ISTAR RESEARCHERS, CLIENTS TURN TO VIDEO TO TREAT STUTTERING 

(July 16, 2015)

Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research investigates using self-modelling videos to help clients maintain fluency after treatment.

Coverage appeared in the Edmonton Sun, Global Edmonton (2:20), CTV Edmonton, CBC, and CBC Radio.

 

ALBERTA RESEARCHERS SEARCH FOR GENETIC CAUSE OF STUTTERING

(Global News, May 20, 2015)

 

SPEECH THERAPISTS STRIVE TO PUT WORDS INTO THE MOUTHS OF THEIR CLIENTS

(Calgary Herald, May 8, 2015)
Calgary speech-language pathologist, Ryan Szarko, works with a client who has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a condition that impacts cognitive function, making it difficult to use language. Click here to read more.

 

START COMMUNICATION WITH ELVES 

(Edmonton Examiner, April 22, 2015) Tali West, R.SLP and Priya Bassie, R.SLP: When it comes to communication, no two children express themselves the same way. Click here to read more.

 

COVENANT HEALTH - 2015 MISSION AWARDS

(Covenant Health, April 16, 2015)
The Mission Awards honour Covenant Health employees who live the Mission values in all they do. This year, speech-language pathologists were well represented in the nominees. Shelagh Watson-Preusse, R.SLP at the Misericordia Community Hospital, was nominated for Social Justice. The iRSM speech pathology team was nominated and won the 2015 Mission Award for Compassion.

 

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT STUDY PROVIDES CLUES TO STUTTERING

(Metro Edmonton and CBC International, February 12, 2015)
Deryk Beal, R.SLP:  A University of Alberta study has found abnormal long-term brain development in those who stutter. Read more in Metro Edmonton and CBC International.


2014

FACES OF A CENTURY: UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TURNS 100

(New Trail, Winter 2014)
Jana Rieger, R.SLP:  In honour of the University of Alberta Alumni Association’s 100th anniversary, New Trail decided to feature one representative for each graduating class starting from 1911. Click here to learn more about Jana’s inspiring contributions.

 

STUTTERING SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY

(Global Edmonton, October 23, 2014)
Deryk Beal, R.SLP: The U of A is now able to help more people with the stuttering speech disorder, thanks to some new equipment. (Click to view video)

 

THANKING AHS AUDIOLOGY

(Message from Vickie Kaminski, President and CEO, AHS - September 2014)
AHS Audiology: I encourage you to view Because You Cared, the first in a series of Passion for Health videos created to help Albertans say thank you to the AHS men and woman who make a significant difference in their lives . . . (Read more)

 

AUDIOLOGISTS CHEER SOUNDS OF SUCCESS

(Alberta Health Newsletter, Summer 2014)

Charlene Watson, R.Aud, and Jillian Ingratta, R.Aud:  When Calgarian Cliff Goebel received a cochlear implant in his left ear, it wasn't a whole new world that opened up, but his old world... (Read more)

 

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS MAKING A SPLASH

(Alberta Health Newsletter, Summer 2014)

Doris Piplica, R.Aud: Sound idea makes waves for kids with hearing problems... (Read more)

 

NEW TECHNOLOGY BRINGS COCHLEAR IMPLANTS UNDERWATER

(Edmonton Journal, June 9, 2014)

Keegan Dos Santos slashes an orange pool noodle against the water at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital swimming pool grinning at his mother as she covers her ears with the sound of the foam smashing against the water. Unlike every other time nine-year-old Keegan has been swimming today he knows exactly how loud he is being. Although he started in swimming lessons when he was five months old he has never been able to hear as clearly in the water as he was Monday because of new waterproof case designed to protect the hearing device he hooks around his right ear.  (Read more)

 

DEALING WITH DELAYS IN SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

(CTV News, May 5, 2014)

Karen A. Pollock, R.SLP:  In support of the IAOM Convention Karen Pollock and Ganz were on CTV.  (Click to view video)

 

HELPING CANCER PATIENTS PUT THEIR BEST FACE FORWARD

(Leap Magazine, March 2014)

Jana Rieger, R.SLP: Jana Rieger helps head and neck cancer patients live
better. (Read more)

 

EDMONTON BUSINESS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS EXPANDING 

(Global News, January 2014)

Robyn Henderson, R.SLP: An Edmonton company is making various kinds of special-needs therapy easier to access for more families across the province. (See video)


2012

OF MEALS AND CONVERSATION

(Leap Magazine, Winter 2012)

Anna Sytsanko, R.SLP: Speech pathologist Anna Sytsanko leads a group of cancer patients whose treatment means a new apporach to talking and eating. (Read more)