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LSU Health New Orleans’ Banajee Named ASHA Fellow

May 30, 2022

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has named Meher Banajee, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders and Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, an ASHA Fellow. ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 223,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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According to ASHA, “Fellowship is one of the highest honors the Association bestows. To be awarded Fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. The key word for this award is ‘outstanding’ -- the nominee must truly stand out among one's peers. The term implies contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one's community or state. While there are thousands of members who fulfill their professional responsibilities competently, only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition.”
Dr. Meher Banajee
Dr. Banajee’s areas of outstanding performance included clinical service, clinical and academic teaching in the area of speech-language pathology, and service to ASHA.

Banajee’s areas of specialty and research interest include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorders, early intervention and complex communication disorders, as well as degenerative neurological disorders. She has published articles on core vocabulary, AAC within the classroom, Autism and early intervention.

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