Two from UT Dallas to be Lauded at Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

March 22, 2007

Two educators at The University of Texas at Dallas will be recognized at the 51st annual Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) convention later this month in Houston.  Donise Pearson, director of clinical operations for UT Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders and facility director of the university’s Callier Richardson facility, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Jack L. Bangs Award.  Jan Lougeay, director of clinical education in the university’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will be inducted into the TSHA Hall of Fame.

Pearson’s award is given to individual speech-language pathologists or audiologists who have contributed significantly to the TSHA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional excellence in their field.  Lougeay’s award is presented to speech-language pathologists who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and contribution in serving those with communication disorders.

Pearson is a former president of the TSHA and received the TSHA Award of Honor in 1996.  Her areas of expertise include preschool children and parent training.  She is the co-author of two books and numerous articles.  Lougeay teaches courses about stuttering and voice disorders, and she founded and directs the “Preverbal Program” for severely language impaired toddlers.  She also directs the “Tricks for Talking” summer program for children who stutter.  Lougeay serves on numerous ASHA and TSHA committees and is on the advisory board for Oak Hill Academy.

The Callier Center, located near downtown Dallas, is nationally recognized for advances in the treatment and prevention of hearing, speech and language disorders that affect individuals of all ages, from infants to seniors.  For additional information, please visit http://www.callier.utdallas.edu.


Contact Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences clinical education director Jan Lougeay (left) and Callier Center clinical operations director Donise Pearson will be inducted into the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Hall of Fame.

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