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NIH Record Awardees

Sonies Honored by ASLHA

Dr. Barbara Sonies, chief of the speech-language pathology section and director of the ultrasound oral pharyngeal imaging laboratory of the department of rehabilitation medicine, Clinical Center, received the highest award, the HONORS, bestowed upon its members by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association recently in San Francisco. The award recognizes individuals whose contributions have enhanced or altered the course of the profession of speech-language pathology. Sonies' work in diagnosis of swallowing and swallowing disorders raised the area of dysphagia management to a respected position within medicine. She developed and implemented the use of noninvasive ultrasound imaging of the oropharynx for speech and swallowing, is a primary investigator and is an internationally recognized expert in dysphagia.

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