Dr. Lybolt received the Outstanding Clinical Educator Award from the Department of Communication Sciences from Rush University in Chicago. He has enjoyed providing direct supervision and clinical training for the last 5 years for graduate students in Speech/Language Pathology. Dr. Lybolt's contribution of more than 1400 hours of training and teaching provides great satisfaction to him and to the graduate students who remark "We have learned so much from you and your clients!" He continues to share his experience with graduate students from Rush, Northwestern, Texan Christian, Elmhurst, and Vanderbilt Universities as they come through placements and practicums with GLSpeech in Northbrook and LEAP Empowers All People Chicago.
Dr. Lybolt is part of a team at Leap Empowers All People, a Chicago not-for-profit, who have worked successfully to develop and shepherd a new language APP for mothers as part of a Health Services and Research Administration (HRSA) competition. Moms and caretakers who don't have the time nor feel comfortable in their expertise can receive Tips for talking with their Zero to Five year child scheduled to their available time, accessibility, and needs. The Tips, vetted by Specialists in Language and Child Development, are written in plain language for direct use in the home and daily travels with no need for expensive materials. This App, for use on cell phones, is part of LEAP's effort to reduce the Language Gap of 30 million or more words faced by many children entering Kindergarten who will face learning difficulties.
A presentation to the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association Convention, with more than 13,000 Speech Pathologists in attendance! Dr. Lybolt and his colleagues presented a two-hour presentation on Beginning with Babble© (BWB ©): A Mobile App That Stimulates Parents’ Language Engagement With Babies And Toddlers. Our audience was enthusiastic, asked great questions, offered positive feedback, and signed up for them App themselves!
This App, for use on Android and Apple cell phones, provides Tips for parents to support and reinforce their speech interactions with their infant and preschool child. The newest research shows that parents' speech actually helps build brain connections in all their child's learning areas. We are very happy to be developing a tool that helps parents make their babies brains grow, just by talking! Anyone who would like more information, please feel free to contact us at GLSpeech.com