The annual Lynda R. Campbell Memorial Lecture Series "Topics in Diversity" will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Pere Marquette Gallary in DuBourg Hall. The event is free and open to the public however registrations are requested.
Exequiel Plaza, M.Sc., professor of communication at the University of Talca in Talca, Chile, will present "Communication Disorders and Poverty in Latin America."
The program will focus on approaches to treating communication disorders in Latin American countries, including the challenges of working with people living in poverty..
Because of the growing number of persons from Latin American countries immigrating to the United States, the presentation also addresses the varied cultures and Spanish spoken by those from Latin America in order to better provide for them culturally
About Exequiel Plaza: Plaza is a senior speech pathologist from Chile. He is currently an assistant Professor of the University of Talca where he is director of the
undergraduate program and a member of the academic committee of the language and speech pathology graduate program. He holds a masters degree in human communication and health management. Plaza's areas of study are neurological speech and language disorders, disability and vulnerable populations.
He has worked in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Planning and also has pursued studies in Japan and the United Kingdom regarding human communication and rehabilitation. More recently, his professional and teaching activities have been related to graduate programs in Brazil and Perú.
About the Lynda R.Campbell Lecture Series: The lecture series, "Topics in Diversity," is a tribute to Lynda R. Campbell, Ph.D., who passed away in 2001. She was an associate professor and the past chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders at Saint Louis University. Campbell was nationally recognized for her publications and research in multicultural issues and dedication to her students.
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