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UW-Eau Claire Graduate Student
Receives National Award
MAILED: Oct. 7, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate student in communication disorders was awarded a $500 travel award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her thesis on stuttering in young children.
Jennifer Carlson, Eden Prairie, Minn., will do a presentation based on her thesis, “Slow Rate Effect on the Fluency of Preschoolers Who Stutter,” at the ASHA convention in Atlanta, Nov. 21-24. The award is to help cover expenses for attending and presenting at the annual convention.
According to the award letter, Carlson was chosen after submitting her “exceptional student-authored paper.” She is one of 15 students from around the country to receive this award, made by ASHA’s Science and Research Unit to encourage students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in communication sciences and disorders to pursue careers in research.
Carlson will attend two convention sessions designed to promote careers in science and research and will shadow a senior scientist in the field of CSD. She also will participate in two poster presentations while in Atlanta.
Carlson graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in May 2001, and is expecting to graduate in May 2003 with a master’s degree in the same field. Her faculty mentor at UW-Eau Claire is Dr. Lisa LaSalle, associate professor of communication disorders.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: October 7, 2002