The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASH Foundation) announced that it recently awarded $526,000 through research grants, scholarships, and clinical achievement awards to 77 individuals. The awards support research in communication sciences and disorders, leading to advances in treatment, and also support the next generation of students in the discipline–all with the aim of fostering innovation in science and practice.
The ASHFoundation reports that the award recipients were recognized at the annual ASHFoundation Founders Breakfast at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2015 Annual Conference. More than 300 donors, corporate sponsors, and past awardees were in attendance to honor the award winners.
“Our gifted researchers and practitioners work every day to help people communicate better,” ASHFoundation President Alex F. Johnson said during the annual Founders Breakfast. “Over 50 million Americans have a speech, language, hearing, or swallowing disorder, and the individuals whom we celebrate bring bold, forward-thinking solutions for these patients and for the clinicians who serve them. It’s a special privilege for the ASHFoundation to honor such passionate and promising innovators.”
The ASHFoundation’s mission is to advance knowledge of the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. The ASHFoundation raises funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the discipline of communication sciences. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
To learn about all of the individuals who were honored as part of the ASHFoundation’s funding and recognition programs, visit the ASHFoundation website.