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Background

Dr. Shelly Chabon was formally the Executive Director CEO of Children's TLC and a Senior Speech-language Pathologist at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.  She was the founder and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Rockhurst University.  She also served as Acting Chair of the CSD Department at Howard University and was Clinic Director and Clinical Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh.  She has written a number of articles and chapters, has co-authored three books, a language intervention program for pre-schoolers and made numerous presentations on issues related to clinical practice, ethics, language disorders and multicultural education.  She is a co-author of Ethics Education published in 2007.  Dr. Chabon is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  She was a member of the ASHA Council for Clinical Certification and was the Chair of the ASHA Board of Ethics.  She has received several honors for her leadership and service including an award from the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council to individuals dedicated to assuring equal access for all Missourians, a Certificate of Recognition from the ASHA for Special Contributions in Higher Education and an Apple Award for appreciation to an outstanding teacher.