SCSD Faculty Receives Second Editor’s Award

Dr. Shannon Hall-Mills

Dr. Shannon Hall-Mills, Assistant In for the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University has earned a second editor’s award from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools is the premier journal for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and professionals in related fields who provide services and support to school-age children and adolescents with communication disorders. Dr. Hall-Mills serves as a reviewer for multiple journals in the field, including Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Science, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, and Journal of Communication Disorders.

Dr. Hall-Mills co-authored “Evidence-Based Speech-Language Pathology Practices in Schools: Findings from a National Survey” with an interstate team of state level program specialists and university faculty interested in bolstering access to evidence-based practices in school-based speech-language services. The article was published in July 2013. The LSHSS Editors’ award is granted for an article that has met the highest standards in research design, presentation, and impact for the year.

“It is a joy to work with colleagues across the country to positively impact school-based services provided by speech-language pathologists and audiologists,” said Dr. Hall-Mills. “We are thrilled the profession recognizes the need to enhance the connections between the science of our field and the practice, especially for those we serve in the school setting.”

Dr. Hall-Mills earned a Ph.D. in Communication Science and Disorders from FSU in 2010 and has been a licensed speech-language pathologist since 2001. Co-authors on the article included Dr. LaVae Hoffman, Associate Professor at University of Virginia, Marie Ireland of the Virginia Department of Education, and Perry Flynn, of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and the North Carolina Department of Instruction.

The Editors’ award will be presented at the 2014 ASHA Conference in November in Orlando, Florida.