On Friday, April 12th, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) will host a continuing education
event for speech-language pathologists and educators in our community. The event is part of the Dr. George â€œRussâ€ 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 â€œABCs of Word-Level Reading and Spellingâ€ 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-sonâ€Ÿs 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