Updated CU Alumni Benefits Include E-mail for Life

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For all May 2008 and beyond graduates (see news for those who graduated earlier below):
From the CU Alumni Association Website
E-mail for Life lets you continue using your colorado.edu addresses or forward them to a personal address, so you can keep in touch with your classmates, potential employers and friends without having to give them a new address. Registration [for May, 2008 grads and beyond] is no longer required.(continued)

Kate's Concert in Boulder Moving...Hilarious.."Merry" Indeed!

Kate Ingmundson, MA '88
Kate Ingmundson, MA '88

Kate Ingmundson, MA, SLP '88 along with fellow musicians Annie Gifford and Duffy Keith of Sister Merry Harmony gave a unique thank you to Kate's friends at the Boulder Rock & Soul Cafe in Boulder on June 24, 2008. This was Kate's way of thanking those who supported her during her recent bout with cancer.

Ad for Sister Merry Harmony, June 24, 2008
Sister Merry Harmony's inspirational couch

CU SLP alums Janet Beatty and Susan Elling were among Kate's many friends attending the performance. The songs were written by the band members, many by Kate. They combine delightfully clever lyrics, irony, unique harmonies, and great props (including an orange couch that inspired many of their compositions). Kate also wrote and performed a special song of thanks to everyone who helped her in her recovery from cancer surgery. It was a moving, hilarious and above all entertaining evening.

Kate was recently honored with SLP alum Ann Pendley and four other women cancer survivors during a day of fun in the Fun Fund Celebration held on June 9th in Ft. Collins. It was a dynamic day of golfing, biking and evening music provided by Liz Barnez and her band. (continued)

Former CLC Student and Family from South Korea Revisit CU

So Jung Han & James
So Jung Han & James

So Jung Han attended the CLC for three years, from the fall of '96 when she had just turned three to the spring of '99, while her father was completing his Ph.D. at CU Boulder. So Jung Han and her family are from South Korea. Barb Roscoe, who supplied this story, reports that during the time So Jung was in the CLC, the family made close ties to CLC staff and continued to correspond after they returned to South Korea. In March, her father contacted Barb to see if they could visit the CLC and former teachers while on a trip to Boulder. This was the second reunion with the Han family since their return to South Korea. (continued)

"Private Practice: The Adventure of a Lifetime" by Nancy Ohlmann, MS, '88

Alum Nancy Ohlmann
Nancy Ohlmann,'88

Author Bio
Nancy Ohlmann has been a speech pathologist since 1988, serving infants and children providing innovative therapy techniques, and helping to educate other therapists and professionals through specialized courses. Nancy has Level 1 DIR Training in Floortime, a method of treatment developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. She has also been Hanen™ trained through the course, "It Takes Two To Talk". These additional methods provide mentoring from experienced therapists, collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines, and give a whole child focus as the framework for communication treatment. Nancy has extensive experience in feeding, oral motor, and neuro-developmental processes. She utilizes motor and sensory techniques to positively influence and support language, speech, feeding, emotional, and social communication skills. Nancy received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University in 1982; Special Education/Hearing Impaired and is a 1988 graduate of the University of Colorado, Communication Disorders program. Go to "Read More" below to see her article about the creation and maintenance of her successful private practice as inspired by her father.

A Love Story...Alumni Janet and Ben Gleason

What a perfect Spring story for the second one our Inspiration Series! This is a story of two alumni who met and fell in love in our favorite building on our favorite hill overlooking the beautiful CU campus, straight from one-half of the blessed union, fellow alum Janet Gleason, '97.   

A CLC Alum Goes to College!

Amy Thrasher, Clinical Assistant Professor at SLHA passed on the good news from former Child Learning Center  parent Linda Roan that her daughter, Miah Noel Yager, was accepted to the College of Charleston's REACH program where she'll attend next fall. Linda wrote that Miah "was actually accepted at every school she applied to!

CSHA 2010 Fall Conference Coming Fall 2010

CSHA 2010
Fall Conference

Fri-Sat, October 15-16th, 2010
Topics Include:

Current research and intervention implications across:

* Early Childhood
*Cochlear Implants in Children
*School-age Language and Literacy
*Cognitive Strategies for Adults

Featured Speakers:

Carol Pastore '74

Carol and Olivia Pastore meet with Colorado's First Lady Jeannie Ritter and Fernando Martinez, Director of San Luis Valley Mental Health

Carol Pastore '74 & her passion for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) Carol Pastore graduated with a B.A. from CU in 1974 and continued her studies in SLP with an M.A. from Adams State College in 1976. She retired in 2003 but that depends on how you define retirement. Carol has an impressive hobby. She is co-founder, along with her daughter, Milena Pastore, of the Bridges of Health Inc.'s Challenge Colorado Therapeutic Riding Program. In the program, Carol conducts SLP therapy using Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) as her strategy with a focus is 3-5 yr olds. Carol reports that this is the age group where she has seen the most progress. She says that “Conducting speech and language therapy using EAT is very interesting. The results are pretty amazing especially with children with Autisim”. Carol plans to conduct case studies and research to support her observations. The program website describes the benefits of therapeutic riding as “a method for improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Because riding a horse gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders show improvement in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. A new program, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is for individuals with mental and emotional disabilities. The unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem”. (continued)

Celebration for Alums Ann Pendley & Kate Ingumundson a Success!

Fun Fund Logo

Celebration for CU Alum Ann Pendley, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Kate Ingmundson among others attended the Fun Fund benefiting breast cancer survivors. A golf scramble, bike ride and concert by Liz Barnez at Avogadro's Number in Ft. Collins made for a FUN day indeed.

The Fun Fund 2008 Celebrated Survivors including: Ann Pendley, Jan Florea, Pat Sample, Irene Stein, Jean Yule and Kate Ingmundson. (continued)

Landlocked Films, Local Production Company, Features INREAL History and Strategies

The INREAL video series

Landlocked Films of Boulder has released two films that document the University of Colorado's innovative approach to children's language development, "The Dance of Conversation: Strategies for Encouraging Children's Language Development" and "Earning the Right: the Story of INREAL". 


"The Dance of Conversation: Strategies for Encouraging Children's Language Development," is a lyrical illustration of specific conversation strategies adults can use to encourage authentic interactions with children that enhance their language and learning. A Companion User's Guide describes the philosophy behind these strategies, suggests practical exercises and activities to practice the strategies, and includes a bibliography for further reading.

"Earning the Right: the Story of INREAL" recounts how educators at CU helped spark a revolution in early childhood education focused on speech and language. CU’s “INREAL” training program was instrumental in breaking out of the confines of the behavior-modification regimens of the 1960s and into a more child-centered, observation-based, humane teaching program. This video captures the origins of INREAL through interviews with its founders, and examines how the method has matured into a multi-disciplinary approach to educating young children and training educators at CU’s Child Learning Center. See clips from the videos below.



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