From November 12-14, 2015, more than 12,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, researchers, students, and professors met in Denver, Colorado for the 2015 ASHA Convention. They discussed the newest research findings, refined their clinical skills, improved their therapy techniques, and gained new resources to advance their professional development.
Three, second-year graduate students presented their research findings based on their work with Dr. Mahshie in the CICL lab. Erica Davis and Kellie Ileto presented a poster discussing their investigation of using the Vocal Profile Analysis to assess the voice quality of children with cochlear implants. They spoke with many researchers, professors, and clinicians who were all interested in the research they had been doing.
Additionally, Ioana Barbu presented her research investigating the characteristics of intonation patterns produced by prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants. Reflecting on her time spent at the convention, Ioana shared that, "ASHA 2015 was a great experience. The CICL lab was able to share their research with like-minded people, and eager students.”
Ioana personally spoke with “graduate students who were researching different prosodic aspects of kids with CI's (e.g. emotions), professors looking to find out about the latest research in order to share with their classes on Monday, and researchers interested in discussing the specifics of our methods. The experience was very positive, and I was happy to be able to find so many people interested in our research."
Ultimately, the CICL lab had a wonderful time participating in the inter-professional discussions and education related to the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. We look forward to continuing our current projects, beginning new studies, and sharing further research findings related to children with cochlear implants at future ASHA Conventions!
Dr. James Mahshie | George Washington University | Department of Speech and Hearing Science
2115 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052