CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award
2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Julie Hart, MS, CCC - SLP Julie Hart has been Coordinator of the TBI Medicaid Waiver
Program, Clinical Supervisor, and Adjunct Faculty Member
at the College of Saint Rose for more than ten years and has
20 years of experience working with individuals who have
neurogenic communication disorders. For the past five
years, Julie has been the Coordinator of services for
individuals who have traumatic brain injuries through
CSR’s TBI Waiver Program which assists individuals with a traumatic brain injury toward successful inclusion in the community and addresses speech-language-cognitivegoals within a group environment. Prior to joining the clinical staff at the College of Saint Rose, Julie worked at both Sunnyview and Albany Memorial Hospitals with individuals who had neurogenic communication disorders. One of Julie’s specialty areas was dysphagia. She is trained in EMG biofeedback, DPNS, Vital Stimulation Therapy, and FEES. Last year, Julie was chosen to be an invited speaker at the 2016 NYSSLHA convention in Saratoga and presented two poster presentations and one lecture at the ASHA convention in November. Julie has defied previously believed notions of limited neuroplasticity and has helped bring about meaningful change in communication for so many who believed this would not be possible. In addition, Julie has taught and inspired hundreds of students in functionally-based treatment of individuals with neurogenic communication disorders and given them a more hopeful perspective on the kinds of changes that they may one day facilitate in their clients. Julie was unable to attend the October award ceremony because she was giving a workshop in the Inaugural Ylvisaker Speaker Series in Winconsin., We later surprised Julie with her award plaque in the company of her colleagues, students, and clients at the College of Saint Rose. Congratuations, Julie Hart, on your well-deserved Distinguished Service Award!
Nominating a CASHA Member for the Distinguished Service Award
Do you know a colleague and fellow CASHA member who you feel should receive CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award?
This award is presented annually to a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist CASHA member who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, to the communicatively impaired, or to professional organizations that serve these groups.
See the 2017 nomination form for the essential information needed for the nominating process. CASHA is posting this information in advance of the fall deadline in order to provide members with more time for collecting a candidate’s resume data. For your information, please refer to the list, Previous Distinguished Service Award Recipients.
An official call for nominations will be made in late spring, 2017, in the CASHA’s newsletter.
For questions, email the award chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CASHA DSA” in the subject line.
Previous Recipients of CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award