Speech-Language Pathologist since 1971
I have been fortunate to do a fair amount of work in several countries around the world. In 2001 I presented two papers ("Forensic Speech-Language Pathology: Court Testifying as an Expert Witness" and "Concepts from Marriage-Family-Child Counseling Helpful to Speech-Language Pathologists") in Montreal, Canada at the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics 25th Congress.
In 2004 I was
brought to Singapore twice, once to present "Assessment and
Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders" at a conference for
parents of children who have auditory processing disorders and/or
attention deficit disorders. I was brought back to Singapore
a few months later to present two all-day workshops to the Singapore Speech and Hearing Association on "Evaluation and Treatment of APD/ADD/ADHD: A Cognitive-Language Approach," and "Counseling Skills for Rehabilitation Professionals."
In 2006, on a sabbatical from my university while writing the Foundations of Communication Sciences and Disorders text, I was a guest lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and Canterbury University, Christ Church, New Zealand where I presented "Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists." I also presented two half-day seminars at the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association Convention ("Forensic Speech-Language Pathology: Court Testifying as an Expert Witness," "Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Taking Care of Ourselves").
I have been on three Rotaplast (Rotary) International Cleft Palate Team missions: 2008, Cumena, Venezuela; 2010, Sohag, Egypt, and 2011, Nagamangala, India. In 2014 Rotary International sent me to Oradea, Romania for three weeks where I worked at a clinic for children on the autism spectrum and taught therapists (primarily psychologists) about the cognitive and speech and language delays and disorders of children diagnosed with autism. I also presented four all-day seminars to therapists from the Transylvania region of Romania, as well as the same four seminars at the University of Oradea ("Training Cognition and Language of Children within the Autism Spectrum Disorders," "Evaluation and Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorders," "Traumatic Brain Injury in Children," and "Counseling Skills for Therapists and Teachers").