Sunday, September 07, 2008

Daniels Fund grants $100,000 to UNC project for deaf children

Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were awarded a $100,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to create an on-campus clinic that will provide care and support for children who are deaf and their families, according to a press release from UNC.

The clinic will be overseen by Julie Hanks and Tina Stoody in UNC’s College of Natural and Health Sciences. The clinic will focus on children with cochlear implants, surgically-placed devices that enable sounds to be heard.

Hanks and Stoody co-teach courses in aural rehabilitation and cochlear implants.

According to the release, Stoody worked with children and adults with cochlear implants during her graduate training at Washington University in St. Louis. Hanks has been a certified speech-language pathologist for more than 20 years. Her areas of professional study include cochlear implants, speech production of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and evidence-based practice and clinical methods.

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