Leading US speech and hearing expert to visit CSU


Monday 17 Sep 2018

* Distinguished expert to present free lecture and workshops at CSU in Bathurst

* Will share evidence-based interventions and effective practices to reduce complex speech sound disorders for children with reduced intelligibility

A world-renowned US speech and hearing expert will visit Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst this month for a series of consultations, lectures and workshops.

Professor Rebecca McCauley (pictured) from The Ohio State University will be based at the CSU School of Teacher Education in Bathurst during her visit from Monday 17 to Friday 28 September.

CSU Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition Sharynne McLeod said, “We are delighted to welcome such a distinguished leader in the field of speech and hearing as Professor McCauley.

“She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and a former associate editor of American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

“During her visit, Professor McCauley will conduct a three-hour public research seminar titled ‘Children with Complex Speech Sound Disorders’ on Wednesday 26 September (10am to 2pm, room 101 in building 1401) where she will describe evidence-based interventions for children with reduced intelligibility.”

“She will share effective practices and intervention strategies to reduce complex speech sound disorders, based on extensive research evidence. Speech pathologists, educators, students and professionals working with children are welcome to attend.”

This event is free and includes lunch and refreshments sponsored by CSU Faculty of Arts and Education. Please RSVP to Ms Grear McAdam (gmcadam@csu.edu.au) by 19 September, and include dietary needs.

Professor McCauley will also conduct a free one-hour online lecture for CSU researchers, academics, higher degree research candidates, and research support staff, about how to write a book.

“As a co-editor of seven books and sole author of another, Professor McCauley will share invaluable experience on how to brainstorm or hone topic ideas, find a suitable book publisher, create a book proposal and writing plan, and see the project through to completion,” Professor McLeod said.

The lecture titled ‘Writing a Book – From Inspiration to Publication’ is from 2pm to 3pm on Thursday 27 September via the CSU Research Office professional development program. Please register for this event via: https://connect.csu.edu.au/book0918/event/event_info.html


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Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Professor Sharynne McLeod and Professor Rebecca McCauley.

Professor Rebecca McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor at The Ohio State University. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and former associate editor of American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She will receive Honours of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2018. Recently, she has co-authored a taxonomy of phonological interventions with Elise Baker, Sharynne McLeod and Lynn Williams, and is in the final stages of publishing the Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skill with Edythe Strand.  She is co-editing the second edition of a book titled Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Lynn Williams and Sharynne McLeod.