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March 31, 2006

Penelope Hall Honored By Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Penelope Hall, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded "Honors of the Association" by the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA). Hall received the recognition Oct. 21, 2005 at the ISHA fall convention in Des Moines.

The recognition is the highest ISHA honor and recognizes professionals in the state for their significant and extensive contributions to the field of speech, language and/or hearing.

Hall was selected because of her contributions to education, research and service. She is a well-known expert in developmental speech apraxia. This speech disorder involves motor programming difficulties, which causes children to have trouble saying sounds or words they want to say despite knowing what they want to say.

Hall currently coordinates the Summer Intensive Therapy Program for Developmental Apraxia of Speech at Iowa. Her accomplishments include previous leadership of the summer residential program at the UI, authorship of two books and contributions to other texts, and publication of many journal articles. She also has participated in ISHA committees since 1968, with recent service on the board of directors as vice president for government, colleges and universities.

A UI alumna, Hall earned a master's degree and a bachelor of arts degree from Iowa and began her professional career at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She joined the UI faculty in 1968.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 5224-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319 335-6660 becky-soglin@uiowa.edu

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