Communication Disorders students awarded fellowships to attend research symposium

April 8, 2013
Communication Disorders graduate students Alisson Reber and Abigail Wilkins have been awarded travel fellowships by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD) to attend the Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology (RSCA) in May. The RSCA is embedded in the schedule of the 43rd annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC) in Tucson and is organized around cutting-edge theory and data.
 
Reber and Wilkins, along with 12 other graduate students from around the world, will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for travel and conference expenses. The speech-language pathology students will present their first-authored posters “More to language than picture naming: Norms and patient data for a verb generation task” (Reber and Kurland) and “iPractice: The effectiveness of a tablet-based home program in aphasia treatment” (Wilkins, Kurland and Stokes) during the RSCA fellows poster session at CAC.
 
The RSCA also provides a number of special opportunities for student fellows. These include a “host mentor” assigned to each individual fellow, a reception with host mentors and other fellows, the RSCA lunch, in which fellows have an opportunity to interact with the RSCA keynote speaker, and the RSCA mentoring breakfast, in which student fellows interact with seasoned CAC investigators about personal and professional topics.
 
Photos: Abigail Wilkins (left) and Alisson Reber