Baylor CSD Graduate Students take the Ice Bucket Challenge - and challenge Mrs. Rainer and the Clinical Faculty, our Chair, Dr. Loeb, Associate Dean, Dr. Ritter, and President Livingstone and the First Gent!
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” Proverbs 31:8
It is a verse that encourages many speech-language pathologists. Whether it be remedying a severe speech sound disorder, restoring a lost voice, assisting someone in regaining communication skills, lost to a traumatic brain injury, or providing augmentative or alternative communication to someone who has no other way to verbally communicate, the clinicians at Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Center consider it our mission to give everyone a voice.
It's August, which means it is Ice Bucket Challenge month! Our graduate students currently taking Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) class has taken the challenge after being inspired by Project Revoice. Project Revoice took the latest advancements in technology and used them to not only give ALS patients a voice, but gave them their OWN voice.
After being inspired by this organization, our students decided to take the challenge! Will you?!
What can you do to participate?
1️⃣ Watch this inspiring Project Voice video clip about Pat Quinn, a person with ALS and the founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcg0rKG5WlU
2️⃣ Consider donating any amount to further the research in the area of ALS.
3️⃣ Consider taking the Ice Bucket Challenge yourself to keep the movement going!
Many thanks to Store Manager, Jacoby, and the The Home Depot (5605 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX) for providing the buckets!
Congratulations Dr. Asare on being selected as the recipient of a Proposal Development Award by Baylor's Office of the Vice Provost for Research! The Proposal Development Award allows faculty to receive structured individualized consultation by an outside consultant with extensive experience in successfully competing for external research funding from federal agencies, private foundations and other sponsors.
Dr. Asare's research area is in health disparities relating to cancer control and prevention, patient-provider relationship, cultural humility and responsiveness, and sexual education. For more information on him, please visit https://www.baylor.edu/chhs/index.php?id=956057
Teresa Bachman, PT, DPT, CEEAA, FTPTA and Tricia Blalock, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT with Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences were recently named board-certified clinical specialists in geriatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Specialist certification formally recognizes physical therapists who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in a specific area of physical therapist practice. Bachman and Blalock were 2 of just 23 newly certified geriatric specialist in the State of Texas for 2019. According to the APTA, there are more than 209,000 physical therapist licensed in the United States with just 3,065 board certified clinical specialist in geriatrics physical therapy.
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is proud of these faculty members for being awarded one of the highest designations available in the physical therapy profession. Each has demonstrated a sincere commitment to pursuing an advanced level of skill with which to best serve their patients and students.
This week Dean Bowden, Dr. Eva Doyle (Public Health) and Dr. Diane Loeb (Communication Sciences & Disorders) have been visiting Africa New Life Ministries in Rwanda to see how the Robbins College can partner with ANL to serve and help positively affect the health of the Republic of Rwanda.
Africa New Life exists to transform lives and communities in Rwanda through preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and acts of compassion. The ministry is doing comprehensive work in Rwanda around health outcomes for children and families and the Robbins College is prayerfully exploring ways to come alongside them in this work.