story by Claire Miller
Master’s student Maria Frabotta has spent this semester in a school-based internship with Paul D. West Middle School in East Point, Ga., where she’s been able to put her coursework in communication sciences and disorders into practice.
“I have learned something new every day at my internship and have realized my passion for working with adolescents and students with autism,” she said.
Frabotta was recognized for her academic success at the College of Education & Human Development’s annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 22.
She is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, given by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for exceptional performance in academic coursework in communication sciences and disorders.
“I saw learning as much as possible in graduate school and doing well in classes as responsibilities to my future clients, so I can give them the best care possible,” Frabotta said. “Receiving this award makes me feel like I’ve honored those responsibilities, which is really meaningful to me.”
For more information about this year’s Honors Day recipients, click here.