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ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists is a monthly publication, reporting on up-to-the-minute developments, the latest technology, and current trends in audiology and speech-language pathology. Coverage of the professions is enhanced by the timeliness of the publication. Our editorial staff and professional consulting staff combine to offer a user-friendly publication that readers turn to again and again. Issues covered range from practical tips and strategies for every setting and patient population to ground-breaking developments in treatment and technology.

Special features include in-depth articles, business news, research findings, new technology, campus coverage, book reviews, convention coverage, facility profiles, and an extensive listing of continuing education opportunities. We offer annual issues on Autism, New Technology, Infant Hearing Screening, Computers in the Clinic, Cochlear Implant Technology, Tinnitus, Stuttering, Hearing Conservation, Home Care, Assistive Technology, Pediatrics, Private Practice, AAC, School-Based Therapy, Aural Rehabilitation, Dysphagia, Stroke, Geriatrics and Early Intervention.

ADVANCE publishes popular monthly columns like Clinicians in the Classroom and Therapy Tips in its print edition and Web-exclusive offerings such as Clinical Resources and Humor In Therapy.

Editorial Staff

Pamela Tarapchak is editor of ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.Pamela , has been with ADVANCE since 1998. She recently served as editor of several ADVANCE for Nurses regional areas. She previously worked for sister publication ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. She graduated from Penn State University in 1991 with a BA in journalism. Prior to joining ADVANCE, she worked for 8 years at Penn State in various public relations roles.

She can be reached at ptarapchak@advanceweb.com.

Editorial Board
ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists Presents the People Who Help Us to be the 'Expert in the Field.'

Our Editorial Board is a group of experts with decades of experience in a variety of settings. An ad in ADVANCE brings you an audience of 61,100 speech-language pathologists and audiologists who receive the latest news straight from the experts.

Judith A. Curtin, AuD, CCC-A/SLP, is coordinator of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at West Chester University, in West Chester, PA, as well as an instructor in the Department of Communicative Disorders.

Dr. Curtin has practiced aural habilitation and rehabilitation audiology for more than 30 years. She was among the first in her field to implement a comprehensive, integrative audiology program focused on training the older person to ensure maximum benefit from hearing aids and to develop listening strategies. She was the first in Philadelphia to work with a team from Manhattan Eye and Ear Institute on the habilitation of cochlear implants in children who were born deaf.

She is a researcher and author who has published nationally and internationally. Her work on treating adults with hearing loss and other disabilities was featured in a cover story in the Jan. 22 edition of ADVANCE ["Cognition & Communication: Treating Adults with Multiple Disabilities," 17 (4): 6-9].

The American Academy of Audiology recognized Dr. Curtin for her extensive continuing education with its Scholar Award in 2003-04. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association presented her with its Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2004 and 2005.

Dr. Curtin earned her doctor of audiology degree last year from the University of Florida . She will chair ASHA Special Interest Division 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, until 2009.

Dorothy A. Kelly, DA, CCC-SLP
, is a full-time associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Communications at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY. She has maintained a private practice since 1970. She earned a Doctor of Arts degree in communicative disorders at Adelphi University in 1990. She received a master's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Hofstra University in 1974 and a bachelor's degree in Deaf education/elementary/nursery education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970.

Dr. Kelly is the author of several books and numerous articles. Her books include "Screening for Central Auditory Processing Difficulties at the Kindergarten and Second Grade Levels" (2000), "Developing a Sense of Self: A Workbook of Tenets and Tactics for Adolescent Girls" (2000), "The Art of Following Directions" (1999), "TheraGuide: Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorder" (1998), "A Winner's Workbook: Reproducible Activities for the Child with Attention Deficit Disorder" (1998), and "Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Strategies for Use with Children and Adolescents" (1995).

Dr. Kelly holds permanent New York State certifications in speech and hearing handicapped, classes for the Deaf, and elementary/nursery education. She is a member of ASHA.

Elizabeth Kennedy, PhD, CCC-A, has over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a private practice, Associates in Hearing Health Care, in Barrington, NJ.

Dr. Kennedy earned her doctorate in speech and hearing sciences at the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1994. She holds master's degrees in audiology from Temple and in speech and hearing sciences from CUNY. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her professional activities include serving as a question writer/reviewer for the National Examination in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Dr. Kennedy's professional accomplishments include designing and implementing a dispensing program for hearing aid users at a hospital in New Jersey and developing a hearing screening program for children with mental retardation and multiple handicaps at a New Jersey school.

Dr. Kennedy is a frequent lecturer and journal contributor. In 1997 her articles were published in the Journal of Rehabilitative Research and Development Service and the Journal of the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association.

Adeline Schultz, MEd, CCC-SLP/LBRS-S, is a specialist in adult neurogenic disorders, voice therapy and dysphagia treatments. She is on staff in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Schultz completed her undergraduate work in speech pathology and audiology at Douglass College of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She received a master's degree in speech pathology and audiology from Penn State University in 1967.

Schultz teaches an annual human resources course on healthy voice and accent reduction and a graduate seminar on dysphagia at Temple University in Philadelphia. She also chairs the Rehabilitation Medicine Performance Improvement Subcommittee and coordinates an evaluation process for the AHP and the Rehab Residency program at Jefferson. She chairs the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Ad Hoc Committee for Dysphagia.

Her professional affiliations include state and national speech-language-hearing associations, the Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine, and the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.


Copyright 2012, Merion Publications Inc.


The information is very useful about the latest research in the field and also the free publication.

Usha Reddy,  SLP,  All India Institute of SpeechMay 13, 2011
Hyderabad, AP

I was impressed with the quality of speech pathology literature available that is practical for the classroom. Outstanding!

Hector Madrid Phoenix Union High School DisiMarch 24, 2011
Avondale, AZ

One of my colleagues speas very highly of this magazine & has shared different articles with us that have been printed in your journal. She mentioned that it is a free publication! I couldn't believe it but hooray! Please let me know how I can subscribe. Thank you

Heather Farrell,  SLP,  CPCD/ head StartFebruary 10, 2010
Colorado Springs, CO


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