Misericordia (PA) Faculty Member Wins NSA Award

Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, honored at annual conference

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) presented Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, with the 2018 Professional of the Year Award at the 35th annual NSA Conference in Chicago, IL.

Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Dr. Scaler Scott, associate professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, has served on the NSA Board of Directors and is currently the co-chair of the NSA Research Committee, received the award in “honor of her dedication and contributions to NSA.’’ A member of the research committee since 2013, she and her colleagues review proposals from researchers who want to conduct research on stuttering, helping them to gain access to funding and participant recruitment through the NSA.

Most recently, she conducted the master class workshop, “Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses,” for the NSA before the annual conference in Chicago.

The NSA is the largest nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research, according to the organization.

Dr. Scaler Scott is a practicing speech-language pathologist, and board-certified specialist in fluency disorders. She has been a practicing clinician since 1993 in hospital, school, and private practice settings, including the Misericordia University Speech-Language Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. A member of the Misericordia University faculty since 2009, her clinical and research work includes examination of the linguistic, phonological and fluency patterns in children on the autism spectrum, characteristics of cluttering, and clinician-researcher partnerships.

SOURCE: Misericordia University

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