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CSD Hosts the 3rd Annual Dr. George “Russ” Deavours Lecture Event

Dr. Russ Deavours

On Friday, April 12th, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) will host a continuing education

Dr. Julie Masterson

Dr. Julie Masterson

event for speech-language pathologists and educators in our community. The event is part of the Dr. George “Russ” Deavours Lecture Series, which began in 2011 to honor the retired VSU professor who established the VSU Speech & Hearing Clinic and the undergraduate and graduate programs we know today as CSD. The presenter for this year’s lecture event, Dr. Julie Master-son, will discuss the “ABCs of Word-Level Reading and Spelling” and help participants learn assessment and instructional strategies related to literacy development. Dr. Masterson is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Missouri State University, where she teaches courses in language-learning disabilities, phonology, and re-search design. Student poster presentations will be available for viewing during the registration period (8:15 to 8:45 a.m.) and during program breaks. Dr. Master-son‟s lecture runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and participants can earn 5 continuing education hours as approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The event will be held at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. A link to the program brochure / registration form is available on the CSD webpage. All proceeds from the Deavours Lecture Series benefit the VSU Speech & Hearing Clinic.

Jade H. Coston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Valdosta State University
(229) 219-1307

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