The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently recognized Lawrence D. Shriberg, Ph.D. with Honors of the Association. Shriberg is a Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, an investigator in the Waisman Center’s Communication Processes Unit, and co-director of the Center’s Phonology Clinic.
The Honors of the Association is ASHA’s highest award and recognizes distinguished contribution to the field of speech, language, and hearing. Honors recipients are well known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching, or other distinguished professional contribution.
Shriberg’s research at the Waisman Center focuses on young children who have speech disorders of unknown origin. The goals of his research are to understand the etiological origins of such disorders and to develop assessment and treatment methods that help parents and professionals make the best clinical decisions for their children. Some examples of Shriberg’s etiological research include studies in the molecular genetics of speech disorder, speech disorder associated with middle ear disease, speech disorder within the autistic spectrum, and childhood apraxia of speech.