August 2, 2014  

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Southern Miss Graduate Students Complete LEND Program Training

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Pictured left to right: Rebekah Rayburn, Amelia Hutto, and Mallory McCann.

Three graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi have completed extensive training through the  Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Amelia Hutto (Speech & Language Pathology), Mallory McCann (Counseling Psychology), and Rebekah Rayburn (Counseling Psychology) each completed more than 300 hours in leadership, research, and clinical practices. Their accomplishment has prepared these future graduates to assume leadership roles for improving the health care delivery system within their respective fields for children with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Institute partners with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences to provide this leadership training opportunity. LEND is a national network of 43 programs that provide long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. 

LEND students from Southern Miss participate in leadership training and clinical services with LEND students in Arkansas and the University of New Orleans.