2017 Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association Convention

Jamie Budhan–OSLHA first place award

Jamie BudhanJamie Budhan was awarded the 1st place Graduate Student Scholarship from the Ohio Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSLHA) during the Spring of 2017. The Miami University Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology nominated Jamie to represent the department, competing against students of other graduate programs in the state. Nominees were judged based on academic achievement, personal goals for future practice, involvement in academic research, clinical and interpersonal skills, evidence of leadership, volunteerism and evidence of passion and educational enrichment outside of the required academic curriculum.

Outstanding Student Awards

Kayla Amberger was nominated by the Miami faculty to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Sarah Laane was nominated to receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Award at the 2017 OSLHA convention. These nominations are based on academics, leadership, dedication to the field, and interpersonal skills.  Along with the award, the students receive a complementary registration for the OSLHA Convention of that year and a one year OSLHA membership. Kayla is now completing her final year in the Master’s program and Sarah completed in BS in May 2017 is now working on her Master’s in speech-language pathology at the University of Texas-Dallas.

OSLHA Awardees 2017 

Samantha Julian–OSLHA leadership conference

Samantha JulianSamantha Julian is a second year speech-language pathology graduate student at Miami University. She is originally from the suburbs of Chicago and completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa in 2015. Sarah applied and was selected for the 2017 OSLHA Student Leadership Development Program.

Samantha states , “I spent one full day at the OSLHA convention with the 9 other students chosen from Ohio learning about leadership and how that can fit into your career as a speech-language pathologist. This program allowed me to discover my strengths and weaknesses as a leader while also providing me with a new network of peers and professionals in the field with similar passions. During the conference, the variety of professionals involved answered questions, provided advice based on their own experiences, and offered mentorship in any future endeavors. In addition, we attended courses related to current issues in the field and professional advocacy and how we as student leaders can make a difference. This conference not only made me learn more about myself as a leader, but opened my eyes to new opportunities and ideas for how I can make a difference and take on leadership roles at a local, state, and national level.”

EBS Praxis Bowl

Four of our second year Master’s students represented our Department in the 2nd Annual EBS Praxis Bowl at the OSLHA Convention. We are pleased to announce that our students won 1st place!
Praxis Bowl Winners
  • Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Miami University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in communication disorders. Students become active participants in the on-site clinic where they learn clinical methods, observe speech and language evaluations, and eventually plan and implement therapy sessions.

    2 Bachelor Hall
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Dr. Susan Baker Brehm, Chair
    Ms. Debbie Ferriell, Administrative Assistant