Jaclyn Littledike, assistant professor in Utah State University’s Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department, received the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award from the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association (USHA).
The Lifetime Clinical Career Award honors individuals who have made exemplary contributions to clinical science and practice over a 20-year period.
“To have one of our professors receive this award is an honor for the individual and reflects well on the teaching and service Utah State provides,” said Carol Strong, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Services.
Littledike has been an instructor at Utah State for 39 years. Her work focuses on professional practice issues, supervision issues and orofacial anomalies.
Littledike received the 2001-2002 and 1998-1999 Top Professor Award from the Utah State University Mortar Board Association and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the USHA in 1998. She also received the 1997-1998 Supervisor of the Year from the Utah State Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.
A past-president of USHA, Littledike served as a Utah Legislative Councilor to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and on numerous USHA committees. She also served as a member of the Utah State Office of Education task force for the development of communicative disorders guidelines for Utah schools and has been a member of the State of Utah Professional Licensure Board for Speech-Language Pathology. Littledike currently serves on the ASHA’s collaboration and education committee.
Littledike received her bachelor’s degree in communication and her master’s in speech language from Utah State University.