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Denise Solomon named distinguished scholar by National Communication Association

Sep 11, 2019

Denise Haunani Solomon, professor and head of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has received the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). She will receive the award during the association’s…

Summer 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

Jun 5, 2019

This summer, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies. The workshops, which take place through Aug. 13, are coordinated by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take…

Can trust in social media news be improved?

May 30, 2019

More than two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media sites, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center study. But more than half who read news on social media expect it to be inaccurate. Penn State researchers are working to improve the prediction of people’s trust in what they read…

Why communicate social sciences?

May 16, 2019

Bringing attention to and communicating the social sciences effectively is just as important as the research and findings scientists work so diligently to uncover. This is the message Alan Leshner, CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), relayed to the…

Spring 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

Jan 30, 2019

This spring, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies. The workshops, which will take place Feb. 21 through April 2, are coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach…

Fall 2018 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

Nov 2, 2018

This November, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as copyright, publishing, and National Science Foundation public access policy. The workshops, which will take place Nov. 1-15, are coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly…
News Topics: NSFCommunication

Research grant enables CSD student to get experience in the field

Oct 2, 2018

Hearing one word — "Mom" — set the course of Karla Armendariz’s career path. “That impacted me a lot,” said Armendariz, who at the time was working in a special needs classroom at a school in Florida. “That’s why I chose to major in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).”  In addition to her…

Simucase allows graduate students to practice with virtual patients

Sep 6, 2018

Graduate students studying communication sciences and disorders gain early clinical experience with simulated clinical scenarios offered through a specialized web-based program, which prepares them for true experiences as graduate clinicians.  Simucase is an online program that allows students to…

People with autism may not have trouble focusing on people in photos

Aug 16, 2018

While people with autism may avoid eye contact in one-on-one conversations, they may not avoid looking at people in photos, according to Penn State researchers. Krista Wilkinson, professor of communication sciences and disorders and SSRI faculty co-fund, said previously it was thought that people…

Department head authors chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aug 10, 2018

Diane Williams, head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State, is author of a chapter in The Wiley Handbook of Memory, Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law, released in July. Williams authored the chapter, “Executive Function and Complex Processing Models,” which…
News Topics: CommunicationAutism

NIH grant will allow researchers to further study language disorder

Jul 23, 2018

A $300,000 three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow Penn State researchers to further study a language disorder experienced by one-third of stroke patients in the United States.  Researchers will study patients with aphasia, a language disorder commonly found in…

Barriers prevent family-centered services for children with speech disabilities

Apr 9, 2018

While speech-language pathologists support the concept of family-centered services when working with children who cannot meet their communication needs through their own speech due to autism or other disorders, a Penn State study shows that there are barriers to meeting this goal. Specifically, the…

Researchers work together to improve communication-aiding technologies

Mar 6, 2018

Deciding which hand to use for communication-aiding technology is a cognitive task that can slow the user down, potentially inhibiting communication and performance, according to a Penn State study. More than four million Americans who have such complex disabilities that they cannot meet their…