Richard G. Schwartz Selected to Receive Honors of ASHA

Presidential Professor Richard G. Schwartz has been named a recipient of the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the organization’s highest award and the most prestigious in his field.

Established in 1947, the Honors recognizes contributions “of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the [communication sciences and disorders] professions,” according to ASHA.

Schwartz is one of only 20 recipients selected from a membership of 180,000 this year, and among only 248 conferred since the award’s inception. Past recipients have included Professors Moe Bergman (1982), Katherine S. Harris (1988), and Norma S. Rees (1986), all hailing from the Graduate Center.

Schwartz is the director of the Child Language Laboratory in the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center. He is also the director of the Language and Hearing Research Laboratory at the Ear Institute of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Schwartz’s research focuses on the nature of child language impairments in children with specific language impairments, hearing impairments, auditory processing disorders, and autism. His research has been supported by the National Institure on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders since 1980. His newest book, the Handbook of Child Language Disorders – Second Edition, will be published in 2015.

The award will be presented at the ASHA annual meeting in Orlando on November 21.

Submitted on: SEP 17, 2014

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