Speech or language impairments (SLIs) increase young children's risk for atypical development, including lower cognitive, behavioral, and school functioning (Bornstein, Hahn, & Suwalsky, 2013; Petersen et al, 2013; U.S.
Although young children should be regularly evaluated for possible speech or language delays (Hagan, Shaw, & Duncan, 2008), fewer than 50% of those who need treatment for SLIs receive it (Skeat et al., 2014).
In 1991, Hirsh taught a graduate course in reference services at SLIS
. For the past 9 years, she has been a member of the school's International Advisory Council.
Perhaps even more daunting is that SLIS's closure highlights a few very important issues.
Clark Atlanta University SLIS produced a number of stellar graduates groomed by a top-notch faculty.
We wanted to establish whether SLIS
graduates could credibly apply for, or develop, similar positions, and what sort of adjustments the school would have to make in order to best serve this market in addition to its established core constituencies.
Geoff McKim, manager of information systems at SLIS
, and Javed Mostafa, assistant professor of information science at the school, collaborated with Peter Solomon and Richard Hill of ASIS to develop the site.
Often local employees return to SLIS
part-time to earn a master's degree in information science.