G.P. Moore Symposium

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2019 G. Paul Moore Symposium

Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Presented by the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the University of Florida Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association at Emerson Alumni Hall.


Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Gail Whitelaw, Ph.D., presents:

Audiogram Hearing Disorders (HD) parts 1 and 2:  Auditory Processing Considerations in Children and Auditory Issues in Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury


Jill Firszt, Ph.D., presents:

Effects of Unilateral Hearing Loss: From the Brain to Behavior


Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Ann Marie Orlando, Ph.D., CCC-SLP & Katie Roark, CCC-SLP, present:

Literacy and Complex Communication Needs


Speaker Bios

Gail M. Whitelaw, Ph.D. is a clinical associate professor and Clinic Director at OSU. She has clinical and research interests in some “boutique” areas of audiology, including assessment and management of auditory processing disorders, specifically in children and adults with TBI, and in working with patients with tinnitus and sound tolerance disorders. She is also the audiology faculty member on the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Disorders (LEND) grant at the Nisonger Center at OSU.  She is a past president of the Ohio Academy of Audiology, past-president of the American Academy of Audiology, and past Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Audiology.  Dr. Whitelaw is interested in professional leadership development and participates in working with various professional groups to support both individual and group leadership skills for participants in those groups.

Dr. Jill B. Firszt is Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Washington University School of Medicine. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences at Central Institute for the Deaf at Washington University. She earned her BS in Speech and Hearing Science, MA in Educational Audiology, and PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Firszt has been working with cochlear implant adult and pediatric patients in clinical and research studies since 1985.  She has directed three cochlear implant programs in three different states over a span of 30 years and currently directs the Cochlear Implant Program at Washington University with an emphasis on clinical and research interactions.  Her research Lab is focused on studies of asymmetry in hearing, including adults and children with unilateral hearing loss, and studies that explore optimization of cochlear implant performance.  She is the recipient of a K23 award, two R01s and a U01 grant from the NIH/NIDCD.  Her previous research has been supported by the Deafness Research Foundation, the American Hearing Research Foundation, and the McDonnell Science Foundation. Dr. Firszt has numerous publications related to adults and children with substantial hearing loss using cochlear implants and hearing aids.

Dr. Ann- Marie Orlando, assistant professor at the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in Gainesville. Dr. Orlando works with educators and families, provides community outreach services and professional development related to autism and related disabilities.  Dr. Orlando’s research focuses on inclusive education, literacy, and the use of augmentative/alternative communication for individuals with autism and related disabilities.

Katie J. Roark is a speech-language pathologist who has worked in a variety of environments, with primarily pediatric clients, over the past 10 years.  She has experience working in hospitals (both in inpatient and outpatient settings, schools, and private practice, and currently serves as an education training specialist at the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.  Her interests include executive function, literacy, alternative-augmentative communication, and strategies the help promote inclusion in general education classroom settings.  She is a member of ASHA and a former graduate of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Florida, and she is very honored and excited to speak at the G. Paul Moore Symposium.


Important Parking Information

If parking is paid in advance with registration, your name will be put on a parking list. On the day of the event, you will be given a pass for your car upon entering the reserved parking area.

Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th:  Parking will be in the North Lawn, immediately across from Emerson Alumni Hall on W. University Avenue


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Program Information and Slides