Stephen Sacks is the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation recipient of the Rolland J. Van Hattum Award. This is given for “outstanding commitment and contribution to the delivery of speech-language pathology services in a school setting.” (read more).
Mr. Sacks has been an SLP in the central California schools for the past 41 years and retired in 2021 to devote more time to SATPAC. He is the author/co-author with Peter Flipsen, Jr. of six peer-reviewed studies on remediation of the /r/ and /s/ sounds as well as a study of remediation of middle-school students with severely low intelligibility. Mr. Sacks is the developer of the SATPAC Computer Program and SATPAC Approach, has presented at over 150 workshops, state conventions and at ASHA and has written articles for professional journals and Advance Magazine.