Dr. Lorraine Olson Ramig Receives Highest Honor Bestowed by ASHA

Dr. Lorainne Olson Ramig

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has bestowed the Honors of the Association to Dr. Lorraine Ramig. ASHA recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor they bestow. Dr. Ramig obtained a Doctorate in Speech Science from Purdue University. She currently holds the positions of Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver, CO, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York City. She is Co-founder of LSVT Global, a research based, proprietary speech therapy approach invented by its founders. Most recently, LSVT Global has begun to train PTs and OTs on a derivative of the speech treatment that is directed at improving the whole body movements of Parkinson patients. Dr. Ramig has over 25 years experience in teaching and student supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and her research on voice treatment for Parkinson disease has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 15 years. A reception in Honor of Dr. Lorraine Ramig was held at ASHA 2010 in Philadelphia. It was sponsored by SLHS, LSVT Global, Inc., the National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver, CO, and the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teacher College, Columbia University. The reception followed a formal awards ceremony on November 19th. See brief ASHA video below on Dr. Ramig's background. Congratulations Lori!