​The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Names 2018 Media Award Winners! by 30Seconds Health

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​The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Names 2018 Media Award Winners!

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has chosen 11 honorees for its 2018 Media Awards! All will be recognized at ASHA’s Convention this November in Boston, Mass. Here are the 2018 Media Award winners:

Print Media

  • The New York Times: For Rethinking Baby Food Pouches by Rachel Cernansky, published June 19, 2018. The article addressed concerns that eating from baby food pouches could stunt oral development. ASHA members Amy Delany, Kara Larson and Melanie Potock served as sources.

Digital Media

  • Vox: For its noise pollution series from April through July 2018 by Julia Belluz. Vox identified noise-induced hearing loss as a public health threat, and interviewed multiple ASHA members for its five-article series on the issue.

Broadcast Media

  • Doctor Radio – Sirius XM: For its May 9, 2018 interview with Diane Paul, ASHA Director of Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology. Paul spoke about the importance of early detection of communication disorders, along with the results of recent polling of ASHA members that indicated parents are largely unaware of the warning signs of communication disorders in children.
  • NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams (a program of the New Jersey PBS Network): For its July 25, 2018 broadcast about early warning signs of communication disorders. Lauren Wanko interviewed ASHA President Elise Davis-McFarland, who warned that undiagnosed speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorders in small children can lead to lasting communication disorders.

ASHA's Member Media Outreach Champions for 2018

  • Amy L. Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: Delaney has served consistently as an information source on the subject of children’s swallowing for media outlets. Recently she has been interviewed by the parenting website Fatherly for an article about appropriate sippy cup use and by The New York Times for a story on baby food pouches.
  • Tina Penman, AuD, CCC-A: Penman has regularly contributed timely hearing advice to various media outlets. Recently, she appeared in a broadcast by KXL News, Portland, Ore., about hearing safety during Independence Day celebrations that include fireworks. She also wrote an op-ed about the potential dangers of loud noise in health clubs, which she promoted widely online. She has also been interviewed by AARP the Magazine, which has one of the largest circulations among publications of its kind.
  • Adrienne Hancock, MS, CCC-SLP: Hancock has long served as an information source on voice and gender topics for media outlets, especially with regard to voice modification for transgender clients. Most recently, she spoke to The Washington Post about how voice training contributes to a sense of safety for clients. A related in-depth feature in The New York Times also quoted her.

Learn more about the ASHA at ASHA.org.

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Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
That is exciting! As a certified ASHA Member and 30Seconds Contributor I KNOW they made the right choice!! I will be at that convention in November. I am presenting!!
Elisa Schmitz
So honored that 30Seconds was selected for this award! Thank you, ASHA! And Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP , thank you for all of your contributions to 30Seconds about this important topic. You are an invaluable resource for our community!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Wow, so exciting! Thanks, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP , for all of your contributions!

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