Communication Disorders Alumna Dolores Battle (nee Matthews, ’63) to receive ASHA's Honors of the Association

August 25, 2014

Dolores E. Battle (nee Matthews, ‘63), Ph. D., Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Speech Language Pathology at SUNY Buffalo State, will receive the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, on November 21, 2014. The highest award given by the association, the Honors of the Association will be given in recognition of her distinguished and exceptional contributions to the field of speech-language and hearing over the course of her career. The award is based on her outstanding contribution and leadership in multicultural and international issues in communication sciences and disorders.

“I credit much of my success to my mentor and professor at UMass – Dr. Inez Haggerty,” says Dr. Battle.

At ASHA’s annual meeting, Dr. Battle will also deliver a seminar titled “The Impact of War, Political Conflict, and Natural Disasters on Persons with Communication Disorders” and serve on a panel titled “Breaking News: ASHA's International Collaborations.” She continues to serve as associate coordinator of Special Interest Group #17 on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

In other recent news, Dr. Battle served as co-editor (with Yvette Hyter of Western Michigan University) of a special issue of Topics in Language Disorders on Global Issues in Language Disorders: Frameworks, Processes, and Policies (vol. 34:2, April-June 2014). In August 2013, she received the Honors of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics in Torino, Italy for her outstanding international work in communication disorders and sciences.