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REHSS Student Receives High Honors

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:18am

Avinaash Korrapati, a REHSS participant during the summer of 2012, conducted research in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the laboratory of Melanie Schuele under the mentorship of Krystal Werfel. Avinaash has received high honors for his work conducted in this laboratory from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). His 2013 ASHA Convention Poster presentation titled, "Visual Attention to Print During Storybook Reading in Preschool Children With & Without Hearing Loss", has been designated as a Meritorious Poster Submission.

The Meritorious Poster Submission recognition is for proposals judged by the Convention Program Committee to show extraordinary, exceptional, and innovative work. Each Topic Committee has the option of recommending one or two top-rated posters for this special distinction. The committees received 1634 total poster submissions in 2013, and his poster was one of only 53 selected for meritorious recognition. It is also among the posters that received the highest ratings from Topic Committee reviewers across both submission categories of professional education and research.

Avinaash will present his work at the meeting which takes place in Chicago, IL November 14, 2013.