Marla S. Staab, clinical coordinator for Fort Hays State University's Department of Communication Disorders, assumed the office of president of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA) at the group?s annual convention in Topeka Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Three other FHSU faculty members have previously served as KSHA presidents. The organization represents nearly 1,000 professionals who provide services to and advocate for individuals with communication disabilities.
Staab serves as director of the on-campus Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and has been an instructor in the department for 26 years.
Besides Staab, seven other department faculty members attended the KSHA convention: Dr. Marcia L. Bannister, professor; Marcy Beougher, instructor; Dr. C. Fred Britten, professor; Dr. Amy Finch, associate professor and interim chair of the department, Dr. Dennis Ingrisano, visiting professor; Kassy Kleymann, program specialist; and Dr. Charles Wilhelm, professor.
Wilhelm participated in a panel presentation titled "Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion: Multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment." Kleymann presented "Function and Fun: Current Practices in Serving Adults within University Settings."
As program specialist, Kleymann highlighted current caseload and practice patterns offered at the Herndon Clinic.