Dr. Barry M. Prizant, will be awarded the honors of The American Speech-Language Hearing Association at the ASHA National Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Honors Convocation on Friday evening, November 21, 2014.
The Honors award is the highest recognition given by the ASHA (membership approximately 150,000 persons) for altering the course of the profession by providing exemplary professional services and contributions to persons with significant communication challenges, and their families for the past 40 years. Barry also has made a significant contribution as a mentor to many teachers and speech-language professionals.
Dr. Barry Prizant is currently an Adjunct Professor at Brown University, with the Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies. During his appointment at Brown, he will continue his work with Professor Julie Strandberg on her successful Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) project.
Previously, Dr. Prizant was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Brown Program in Medicine (1984-1991) and the Founder of the Communication Disorders Department at Bradley Hospital. He currently has a book in press to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015, Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism.