Looking to learn more about communicative sciences and disorders directly from a professional in the field?
Join Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University of Ohio Aaron Shield for a discussion entitled "Sign Language for All! (Except Those Who Need it Most)" hosted in collaboration with the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program.
Meet Dr. Aaron Shield
Aaron Shield, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University of Ohio. He is a linguist whose research primarily focuses on how language (speech and/or sign) develops in the presence of disorders, especially autism spectrum disorder and childhood apraxia of speech. His work aims to shed light on fundamental questions about the nature of language as well as the cognitive skills that children need in order to fully acquire a language. He is a passionate advocate for the rights of deaf children to a fully accessible language (i.e., a signed language) and an advocate against the risk of language deprivation in deaf children. He hopes that his work will be useful and interesting to linguists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers, parents of deaf children, and to the Deaf community more broadly.
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