PHILADELPHIA, PA April, 2018 – EBS (Educational Based Services) is proud to announce that EBS Leadership Team Member, Darlene Robke, M.S., CCC-SLP, was recently awarded the 2018 Fellow Award from the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) for her outstanding contributions to the profession. This award is the highest professional recognition given by SHAV. Ms. Robke is the 50th Fellow recipient to be honored by the association for her dedicated service to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

“There is no one more deserving of this award,” says EBS President, Mark Stubits. “Darlene is a leader who has done so much in Virginia, and in our field,” adds Stubits. “Whether Darlene is providing direct services, mentoring new graduates, coaching colleagues, or working on behalf of Speech-Language Pathologists everywhere, she is extremely dedicated to our profession, and to the people we serve,” notes Stubits.

“Above all, Darlene has dedicated much of her time in recent years to the success and growth of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia,” comments Carrie Cilento, M.A., CCC-SLP, former president of SHAV.

Ms. Robke has more than 25 years of clinical and administrative experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist providing therapy in a wide range of settings including Early Intervention, hospitals, and public schools. She also served as the interim director of special education and the coordinator of student support services for the Manassas Park City Schools, and managed rehabilitation services in both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

Ms. Robke is the current associate editor and the former professional development manager of ASHA Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision. She is also a member of Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues. Ms. Robke is the former president for SHAV, and she has served in a variety of executive board positions. Student engagement, championing professional causes, and university involvement were just some of the initiatives implemented by Ms. Robke during her tenure.

With specialized expertise in assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Ms. Robke is also a master Early Intervention coach and a veteran mentor. For more than 10 years, Ms. Robke has served as Regional Director for EBS Healthcare, where she provides support and training for Speech-Language Pathologists throughout the Southeastern United States.

About EBS

Founded more than 30 years ago, EBS opened its doors with a simple concept: empower pediatric therapists to become the best in their fields with the latest innovations in research, training, and treatment. Today EBS is the largest school-based consulting, management, and training practice, and the global leader in providing pediatric therapy and special education services for families, schools, and communities around the world. Through groundbreaking research, continuing education programs, and partnerships with top universities and experts, EBS delivers new and innovative methodologies, and treatments that advance the field. As a result, EBS delivers the highest quality services to more than 2.1 million children each year. EBS’s mission is to make a difference every day, in each and every life we touch.