Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge
Dr. Boone has taught over the years at Case Western Reserve University (1960-63, where he received his Ph.D. in 1958), University of Kansas Medical Center (1963-66), University of Denver (1966-73), and the University of Arizona (1973-2010), where he is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. For his first 20 years as a SLP, he worked extensively with cerebral palsy and aphasia patients. Since the first publication of his voice text in 1971, he has been primarily identified by his writings in voice disorders and their remediation.
Boone is a former President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds both Fellowship and the Honors of that organization. He is the author of 15 professional books, several book chapters and monographs, and over 100 refereed journal publications. His first trade book was Damn Shoes & Other Talking Tales (2009). Dr. Boone is well known nationally and internationally for his many lecture and workshop presentations.
When I started as a SLP in 1951, there was only a barren literature to support what we did clinically. I had many questions.
I measured the differences of voice quality in deaf boys and girls, pre- and post-puberty. Our results worked to move the voice “forward” with amazing and remarkable results.
The dysarthrias of MS, PD, ALS, etc. need further investigation to transfer knowledge to therapy practice.
First of all, find out with each patient what he or she can do. Start where the patient is.
Hildred Schuell and Paul Moore were my clinical idols.
I believe the MS is a needed entry level for working in the medical field as a SLP.
Attractive salary level for the SLP-Ph.D. should well differentiate the Ph. D. from the MS-SLP.
The SLP working in language/speech with deaf children with new cochlear implants is most exciting.
I started in August, 1951, as a language retraining instructor in the Aphasia Center, Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital, CA.
I wrote my clinical memoirs over my 60 year SLP career in Damn Shoes & Other Talking Tales (2010). See www.damnshoes.net
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