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Dr. Garrity Named Service-Learning Faculty Fellow

April Garrity has been named the Service-Learning Faculty Fellow for the Waters College of Health Professions for 2019-2021 by the Office of Leadership and Student Engagement.


CLaSP Lab Awarded Funding for Undergraduate Research Assistant

The CLaSP Lab’s proposal was selected by the University for an award to fund an undergraduate research assistant for the spring 2020 semester. Several qualified candidates applied, and we are pleased to announce that Michelle Smith was selected for the position. Michelle began working in our lab in fall 2019 and immediately showed herself to be a capable and motivated researcher. In this role, she will continue her work in the area of metacognition and its relationships to variables such as GPA and GRE scores. Her other responsibilities will be to organize and assist with analysis of data for other projects currently underway and coordinate a brown bag series for all of the undergraduate research students in the communication sciences and disorders program.


Lab Assistant, Sarah Roberson, receives Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University with honors!

Sarah at Commencement on December 13, 2019. Congratulations Sarah!


CLaSP Lab at the 2019 ASHA Convention

Drs. Keck and Garrity, along with their collaborator, Dr. Jan Bradshaw, presented their latest findings from the Shared Mission: USA project at the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual convention in Orlando, FL in November. More information about their talk is available here.


CLaSP Lab research assistant presents poster at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference November, 2019

Sarah Roberson presented her work, “The Effect of Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants on Children’s Development of Phonological Awareness Skills: A Review of the Evidence”, at the 2019 Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. Sarah received funding from the Georgia Southern University Undergraduate Research Council to attend the conference and share her work. Sarah has been an undergraduate research assistant in the CLaSP lab since spring 2019. She will graduate from Georgia Southern University in December 2019 with a B.S. in communication sciences and disorders. Sarah plans to attend graduate school to earn her master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Sarah Roberson at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, November 2019

Last updated: 2/5/2020

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