Prof Brenda Louw, Head of the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University, USA, will be presenting a seminar titled ‘Using the ICF-CY as a framework for assessment, clinical goal setting and intervention planning: a hands-on approach’ on 21 March 2015. (ICF-CY is the acronym for the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Children and Youth Version.)
Prof Louw teaches courses on research methods and craniofacial disorders and mentors students involved in research projects. Her clinical experience in early intervention is extensive. She is the recipient of a Carnegie Foundation African Diaspora Fellowship together with Prof Juan Bornman, with the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) as the host institution. Prof Louw is also the Director of a grant of the US Department of Education in terms of which two US and two Brazilian universities collaborate on research and teaching. She is a co-investigator on an ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Multicultural Grant and the Director of a Tennessee Teacher Training Grant. Prof Louw was the 2014 chairperson of the ASHA Convention on Global Issues and Practices across the Professions and will be co-chairperson at the 2015 convention. Her current research interests include the application of the ICF to cleft lip and palate, multiculturalism and paediatric HIV/Aids. She has published extensively and presented at conventions on five continents. Prof Louw is a fellow of the South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA).
The registration form for this seminar appears below.