RDI Connect annouces new website

See past article we did with RDI Co-Director Dr. Rachelle Sheeley.

RDI's newest publication, 2009
RDI's newest publication, 2009

RDI Connect announces that "After four years of research and development, the RDI Program has evolved into RDIConnect, a company with a series of programs not only for individuals diagnosed with ASD, but for other populations as well. Along with a Consultant Training program, RDIConnect now offers the Family Guided Participation Program, Dynamic Education Program and the RDI Program for ASD, each accompanied by tools that help organize, expedite and create a continuous dialogue between professional and parent. RDIConnect is thrilled to apply the quality assurance, level of treatment and training that has been central to our internationally known program and apply it to a new audience." They invite you to visit the new website at:

Adam: Hollywood Characterizes Asperbergers, Receives Sundance Award

Scene from Adam/Fox Searchlight Pictures

This movie Adam billed as A Story about Two Strangers: One a little Stranger Than the Other could serve as an excellent teaching & discussion tool for SLPs. Is the characterization realistic? Is there humor in the affliction? Do Adults need continued intervention? These are but a few questions that could be raised regarding the fictional portrayal.

See details on film in our latest entry in our SLP and the Arts section. Go to:

CU Alumni Network Undergoes Major Redesign: Become an "Ask a Buff" Alumni Expert

The CU-Boulder Alumni Association has announced that My CU Network has been renamed to the Forever Buffs Network having undergone a major redesign to help support the Forever Buffs initiative. Other key changes were outlined in an e-mail sent to alumni which include:

>An improved community experience that makes it easier for you to find what you are looking for
>A smarter and more user-friendly, tab-driven top navigation
>Real-time feeds of class notes and upcoming Alumni Association events on your My Profile page
>Online event registration for Alumni Associaiton events
>E-mail tools are centralized in one place:
>Update your e-mail address
>Check your e-mail status
>Set up or edit your forwarding e-mail address
>Identify how you want to hear from CU

The Alumni Association encourages you to "become part of our new online Ask a Buff program where you can help change another Buff's career path by providing professional and relocation advice to alumni and students through e-mails and/or phone calls."

If you become an Ask a Buff expert in the Forever Buffs Network and get five other alums to do the same, you could win some cool CU Nike gear! Once they have done this, send me their full names by Oct. 15 to be entered into the drawing. Go to:

CSHA to Sponsor Fall Conference on Brain Science


The Colorado Speech-Language Hearing Association will present a conference on Monday, November 9th, 2009, (schedule TBA) titled: Neurologically Speaking: Applying advances in brain science to intervention with struggling students

The speaker will be Dr. Martha Burns, Director of the Clinical Specialty Market for Scientific Learning Corporation. Her bio, as posted on the CSHA website, follows:

Dr. Martha Burns is the Director of the Clinical Specialty Market for Scientific Learning Corporation. Dr. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and has received honors from Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital Corporation, the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and St. Xavier University.

Doody’s Rating Service selected her book on Right Hemisphere Dysfunction published through Aspen Press as one of the best health sciences books of 1997. In addition to that book, Dr. Burns is the author of a book on aphasia and the test Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition published by The Psychological Corporation. She has also published numerous articles on language development, language disorders, auditory processing disorders, and adult neurological disorders in professional journals.

Check the following website for updates.

Kathleen Kronenwetter, '92 announces new Open Book Therapy website!

New Alum Website Announced
New Alum Website Announced

Kathleen Kronenwetter, '92 announces her new website,

Her practice provides "direct services to children and adults in Sunnyvale, California and the surrounding communities for accent reduction, articulation delays, social skills, social thinking, stuttering, language delays and language disorders. They also provide materials via mail and PDF books for download.

Congratulations Kathleen!

ASHA weighs in with Congress on Health Care Reform

As the US Congress debates Health Care reform, ASHA continues to provide input to ensure that speech-language pathology and audiology issues, such as therapy caps, direct access to audiologists, fixing the conversion factor of the Medicare fee schedule, and comprehensive coverage of services are included in the debate. For further information, see the following website, or contact Ingrida Lusis, ASHA’s Director of Federal and Political Advocacy, at 202-624-5951 or via e-mail at

ASHA's Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Board is also soliciting member input on 2010 Public Policy Agenda at

CSHA lists July Jobs

The Colorado Speech Language and Hearing Association regularly lists jobs in the state. Check out the listings for July:

Webmaster tests member blog

I'm trying out the member blog feature. I graduated from SLHS (was then called CDSS, Communication Disorders and Speech Science) in 1976. I was director and instructor in the CLC from 1980 to 1986 and loved every minute of it. I am the "web curator" for this website and I enjoy hearing from alumni immensely. All CU SLHS Alumni have to do is register (See right-hand column under "Log In", "Create New Account" if you haven't already registered).

Sister Merry Harmony with Kate Ingmundson, '88 July Gigs

Sister Merry Harmony

We hear from Kate Ingmundson that Sister Merry Harmony has two gigs coming up in July. On July 10th, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, Sister Merry will be at the Cannon Mine in Lafayette. It's a charming, intimate venue, in an old house on South Public Road. On July 24th, Sister Merry will be playing in the evening at Super Joe's, a coffee house in Superior.

In the meantime, you may want to consider hiring Sister Merry Harmony to provide entertainment at your parties this summer! Bar-B-Ques, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, rocket launchings, ship christenings, mass baptisms, (almost) any occasion! We will play for an hour. It's very affordable, especially if your friends chip in! What a unique gift for friends and family!

Cost is $150 for an hour long performance. If you need for us to bring a sound system, there will be an additional charge of $25. Email Kate at, Please put “Sister Merry Harmony gig” in the subject line, or your email might go to the spam file! Or, you can call Kate at 720-270-7452.

Please remember that the SMH MySpace page is a work in progress...if you haven't seen it in a few weeks, you might want to check it out:

Kate, Annie, and Duffy
Sister Merry Harmony

ASHA Reports Twitter being used for Better Speech and Hearing Month

Check out the entries being logged into Twitter on:

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