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Dr. David Irwin has a doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is retired from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center as Professor and Head of the Children's Center. Mary Pannbacker has a PhD in speech-language pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is Albertson's Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Rehabilitation Sciences Department at Louisiana State University Health. Norman J. Lass, Ph.D., is Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University.