Silverman, Franklin H.

About the authors: Franklin H. Silverman, PhD, is a Professor of Speech Pathology at Marquette University, Milwaukee. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the author of 15 professional books and approximately 150 journal articles. Dr. Silverman has promoted the development of services for speech-impaired children in 12 countries, including Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Robert D. Moulton is the dean of the College of Education at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He received his PhD in Speech and Hearing Science at Michigan State University, and has specialized in the education and rehabilitation of the deaf and in speech-language pathology. Since the early 80s, he has been active internationally, helping to establish and improve programs for deaf children and adults. He has completed projects in China, Mexico, Jordan and the Gaza Strip.

Impact of a Unique Cooperative American University Usaid Funded Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, and Deaf Educator B.s. Degree Program in the Gaza Strip
2002 0-7734-7189-8
This study describes a degree training program conducted by Lamar University and Marquette University in the Gaza Strip 1992-1996, and its impacts on participants and others. Faculty from both universities traveled to the Gaza Strip, lived there, and taught courses in classrooms constructed for the purpose. A ten-million dollar grant from USAID resulted in the creation of state-of-the-art facilities for providing clinical services to speech and hearing handicapped children and the training of 33 Palestinian men and women. It provides a model that could be used to develop programs for training other kinds of professionals in developing countries. It will also interest scholars studying the impact of projects funded by USAID. “The practical information that Drs. Silverman and Moulton share here with readers should provide very useful information that can help to guide others interested in undertaking this type of project in a Third World environment.” – Robert A. Wild, S. J., President, Marquette University