Tribute to Dr. Steven B. Leder In May of this year, we lost one of our great leaders, Dr. Steven B. Leder. We on the Editorial Committee offer condolences to his friends and family. The following tribute was written by Dr. Leder's friends and colleagues: Lynn Acton, Joe Murray, Debra Suiter, and Heather Warner. Thank ... Article
Article  |   July 11, 2016
Tribute to Dr. Steven B. Leder
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Part 3
Article   |   July 11, 2016
Tribute to Dr. Steven B. Leder
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2016, Vol. 1, 95-96. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.95
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2016, Vol. 1, 95-96. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.95
In May of this year, we lost one of our great leaders, Dr. Steven B. Leder. We on the Editorial Committee offer condolences to his friends and family. The following tribute was written by Dr. Leder's friends and colleagues: Lynn Acton, Joe Murray, Debra Suiter, and Heather Warner. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and writing this tribute to his accomplishments.
Our friend, colleague, and mentor, Dr. Steven B. Leder, passed away on May 16. Steve was a prolific researcher, publishing hundreds of peer-reviewed articles as well as authoring numerous book chapters and multiple books.
Dr. Leder's research was driven by the desire to implement evidence-based practice in the field of speech-language pathology. He was first and foremost a clinician, and it was his clinical work that drove his research. His patients were at the center of everything he did. He was known to fearlessly question conventional wisdom and was rarely silent when he found reason to disagree. He made us think. He made us question what we were doing clinically, and, in the face of new empirical evidence, demanded clinical change. His presentations at ASHA and the Dysphagia Research Society were always eagerly anticipated and well-attended by conference goers who were eager to hear his latest, sometimes controversial, take on a particular clinical subject. In addition to his efforts to disseminate his research on national and international platforms, Dr. Leder also chose to share his research in a more personal way. He was known to travel the patient wards with recent publications and distribute to colleagues both in the interest of education and persuasion about a particular topic.
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