Newsmaker: Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych
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."