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Newsmaker: Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych

| Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Age: 52

Residence: McCandless

Family: Husband, John; son, Patrick

Occupation: Director of speech/language therapy, The Hospital at The Children's Institute

Education: Bacehlor's degree, California University of Pennsylvania, and master's degree, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, both in speech/language pathology

Background: An instructor for the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association since 1993, with a focus on pediatrics; 22-year employee of The Children's Institute

Noteworthy: Will travel to Singapore in March to teach the speech and language component of an 8-week certification course in neuro-developmental treatment, a problem-solving approach to the diagnosis and treatment of impairments and functional limitations stemming from neuropathology

Quote: "I'm really looking forward to this experience. Whenever you teach, it's an opportunity for you yourself to learn because every situation, and every group of students, is unique."

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