Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fluharty at OHSU

Last week at her oral history interview, Pam Hellings, RN, PhD, CNP-P, handed me a VHS tape with the offer that we could have a copy made for the archives. It contains (after an episode of American Castles), a short, circa ten-minute interview of an OHSU School of Nursing faculty member administering the Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test to a young girl. The girl, as it turns out, is Megan Hellings, who was five years and one month old when the video was recorded in August 1984. During the test, she sits on the lap of her mother, Pam. Megan comes through the test with flying colors, of course!

The video is an outstanding example of a locally created audiovisual resource from the SON, which has really been a pioneer in telecommunication and distance learning for many years. It's also a fine example of the time-tested method of recruiting one's family and friends to participate in research projects!

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