SCSD Faculty Members and Student Receive “Most Significant Research Paper Published in 2022” Award

School of Communication Science & Disorders (SCSD) faculty Drs. Michelle Therrien, Andrea Barton-Hulsey and Mollie Romano, along with recent-graduate Dr. Sara Collins, co-authored a publication and received the Augmentative Alternative Communication Editor’s Award for the most significant research paper published in 2022. 

Drs. Michelle Therrien, Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Mollie Romano, and Sara Collins

The article, “Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Children, their Families, and Service Providers” focuses on understanding the perspectives of parents and speech-language pathologists on how COVID-19 has affected children, families, services providers and the delivery of augmentative and alternative communication(AAC)-related services.

“While it is certainly nice to be recognized for conducting significant research, the most important part about this award is that the article will now be open access for a year, and available for everyone to read with no charge,” shared Dr. Michelle Therrien. “It can be really difficult for practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and parents to access research, and we’re hopeful now that the impact of the research will be more widespread.”

Congratulations to this wonderful team! To read the publication, click here.