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Recent Articles in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Gait Analysis Of Teenagers And Young Adults Diagnosed With Autism & Severe Verbal Communication Disorders, Michael J. Weiss, Matthew F. Moran, Mary E. Parker, John T. Foley Sacred Heart University
Gait Analysis Of Teenagers And Young Adults Diagnosed With Autism & Severe Verbal Communication Disorders, Michael J. Weiss, Matthew F. Moran, Mary E. Parker, John T. Foley
Both movement differences and disorders are common within autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These differences have wide and heterogeneous variability among different ages and sub-groups all diagnosed with ASD. Gait was studied in a more homogeneously identified group of nine teenagers and young adults who scored as “severe” in both measures of verbal communication and overall rating of Autism on the Childhood Autism Rating Scales (CARS). The ASD individuals were compared to a group of typically developing university undergraduates of similar ages. All participants walked a distance of 6-meters across a GAITRite (GR) electronic walkway for six trials. The ASD and ...
Two-Legged Hopping In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Matthew F. Moran, John T. Foley, Mary E. Parker, Michael J. Weiss Sacred Heart University
Two-Legged Hopping In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Matthew F. Moran, John T. Foley, Mary E. Parker, Michael J. Weiss
Sensory processing deficits are common within autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Deficits have a heterogeneous dispersion across the spectrum and multimodal processing tasks are thought to magnify integration difficulties. Two-legged hopping in place in sync with an auditory cue (2.3, 3.0 Hz) was studied in a group of six individuals with expressive language impaired ASD (ELI-ASD) and an age-matched control group. Vertical ground reaction force data were collected and discrete Fourier transforms were utilized to determine dominant hopping cadence. Effective leg stiffness was computed through a mass-spring model representation. The ELI-ASD group were unsuccessful in matching their hopping cadence ...
Individual Articulator's Contribution To Phoneme Production, Jun Wang, Jordan R. Green, Ashok Samal University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Individual Articulator's Contribution To Phoneme Production, Jun Wang, Jordan R. Green, Ashok Samal
CSE Conference and Workshop Papers
Speech sounds are the result of coordinated movements of individual articulators. Understanding each articulator’s role in speech is fundamental not only for understanding how speech is produced, but also for optimizing speech assessments and treatments. In this paper, we studied the individual contributions of six articulators, tongue tip, tongue blade, tongue body front, tongue body back, upper lip, and lower lip to phoneme classification. A total of 3,838 vowel and consonant production samples were collected from eleven native English speakers. The results of speech movement classification using a support vector machine indicated that the tongue encoded significantly more ...
Voice As A Parameter Of Emotional And Physical Health, Ahmed Abdelal Bridgewater State University
Voice As A Parameter Of Emotional And Physical Health, Ahmed Abdelal
This article provides basic information about voice and laryngeal health to fellow educators and professional voice users with the hope that it can make a difference in their lives. I tackle voice from a multi-dimensional approach integrating research and clinical practice. What follows is based on extensive research that I have reviewed over the years, on coursework that I have taught in related areas (including anatomy and physiology of speech, language and hearing; phonetics, linguistics, and neurological bases of speech, language and hearing) and on my own experience as a licensed speech language pathologist who has diagnosed and treated patients ...
An Infrasonic Missing Fundamental Rises At 18.5hz, Christopher D. Lacomba, Steven A. Lloyd, Ryan A. Shanks University of North Georgia
An Infrasonic Missing Fundamental Rises At 18.5hz, Christopher D. Lacomba, Steven A. Lloyd, Ryan A. Shanks
Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research
The Missing Fundamental (MF) phenomenon is an auditory processing artifact which arises from the perception of a harmonically-structured complex sound in the absence of the complex sound’s fundamental frequency (f0). Constructive interference occurring between constituent waveforms of the harmonic series may elicit a perceptible tone at the f0’s pitch. A related illusion, known as binaural auditory beats (BAB), may also generate nonexistent perceptible pitches through a shared mechanism. A harmonic series suggesting to an infrasonic f0 (1/f) noise and broken MF conditions. This data suggests that an infrasonic MF tone is generated, despite the ...
Fluency In Bilingual Preschool Children, Jenna DeChristopher Bridgewater State University
Fluency In Bilingual Preschool Children, Jenna Dechristopher
Purpose: 1) To examine the spontaneous speech fluency of typically developing bilingual children obtained during an oral narrative task involving a conversational interview. 2) To determine what type of disfluencies may be present and 3) To investigate if there is a difference between fluency data obtained live and fluency data obtained from audio recordings during fluency sampling.
Method: Two examiners were used for this study. A corpus of one hundred words was obtained from eight participants by both examiners, audio taped, and transcribed. Live data was also obtained during the time of speech sampling. The participants were preschoolers between ages ...
Effects Of Phonotactic And Orthotactic Probabilities On Word Recognition For Children Who Do And Do Not Use Aac, Rachel C. Shelton University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Effects Of Phonotactic And Orthotactic Probabilities On Word Recognition For Children Who Do And Do Not Use Aac, Rachel C. Shelton
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Solutions For The Speechless: New Directions In Post-Stroke Aphasia Treatment, Alexandra Annibale McMaster University
Solutions For The Speechless: New Directions In Post-Stroke Aphasia Treatment, Alexandra Annibale
An increasing number of Canadians will be affected by aphasia and other post-stroke communication disorders as the nation’s population continues to age. Recent studies have expressed concern in the face of this reality; the rehabilitative services being provided to post-stroke aphasia patients are often based on correlative evidence, and important quantitative benefits evoked from this form of therapy remain unclear. A new body of research is emerging, and is giving greater consideration to alternative forms of treatment for post-stroke aphasia—including novel therapy techniques and pharmacological interventions. Perhaps the findings of these studies will have an impact on the ...
Experiences Of Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students: An Exploratory Phenomenological Study, Anysia J. Ensslen University of Kentucky
Experiences Of Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students: An Exploratory Phenomenological Study, Anysia J. Ensslen
Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies
Within the past decade little research has been conducted in the United States to examine the preparedness of beginning speech-language pathologists; the seminal article used for this research study comes from the United Kingdom (Horton, Byng, Bunning, & Pring, 2004). Literature from the past few decades indicates that there may be deficiencies in the way that beginning speech-language pathologists are being trained clinically.
The review of the literature suggests that the field may lack a clear and broadly supported learning theory or framework for the clinical supervision and training of speech-language pathology graduate students. The literature further supports the importance of ...
April 24, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences Eastern Illinois University
April 24, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences
Faculty Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes of the April 24, 2013 Faculty Committee meeting.
Informationist Role: Clinical Data Management In Auditory Research, Karen L. Hanson, Theodora A. Bakker, Mario A. Svirsky, Arlene C. Neuman, Neil Rambo University of Massachusetts Medical School
Informationist Role: Clinical Data Management In Auditory Research, Karen L. Hanson, Theodora A. Bakker, Mario A. Svirsky, Arlene C. Neuman, Neil Rambo
Journal of eScience Librarianship
Informationists at NYU Health Sciences Libraries (NYUHSL) successfully applied for a NLM supplement to a translational research grant obtained by PIs in the NYU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology titled, “Clinical Management of Cochlear Implant Patients with Contralateral Hearing Aids”. The grant involves development of evidence-based guidelines for post-implant management of patients with bimodal cochlear implants. The PIs are also seeking to acquire new data sets to merge with grant-generated data. In light of the shifting data requirements, and the potential introduction of additional datasets, informationists will evaluate and restructure the data model and data entry tool. Report queries ...
Self-Ratings Of Communication Style And Discourse Performance Of Healthy Aging Adults, Hayley E. Besten University of Kentucky
Self-Ratings Of Communication Style And Discourse Performance Of Healthy Aging Adults, Hayley E. Besten
Theses and Dissertations--Communication Sciences and Disorders
This study investigated the accuracy of healthy aging adults‟ self-rating of communication style, as measured by quantifiable measures of discourse performance. Ninety cognitively healthy adults participated and comprised three age cohorts (20s, 40s, 60s). Participants completed discourse tasks that included recounting a vacation, telling a story, and describing a picture. Participants also self-rated their communication style, placing them in a talkative or reserved cohort. Communication style was measured by discourse performance variables of interest: length of output (TNW) and informativeness (%IU). When presented with an unconstrained task (recounting a vacation), talkative and reserved groups, regardless of age, produced a similar ...
Effects Of Coordinated Bilaterial Hearing Aids And Auditory Training On Sound Localization, Iman Elsabah Ibrahim Western University
Effects Of Coordinated Bilaterial Hearing Aids And Auditory Training On Sound Localization, Iman Elsabah Ibrahim
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This thesis has two main objectives: 1) evaluating the benefits of the bilateral coordination of the hearing aid Digital Signal Processing (DSP) features by measuring and comparing the auditory performance with and without the activation of this coordination, and 2) evaluating the benefits of acclimatization and auditory training on such auditory performance and, determining whether receiving training in one aspect of auditory performance (sound localization) would generalize to an improvement in another aspect of auditory performance (speech intelligibility in noise), and to what extent. Two studies were performed. The first study evaluated the speech intelligibility in noise and horizontal sound ...
Supporting Identity In Aphasia: A Survey Of Speech-Language Pathologists, Katie Strong Western Michigan University
Supporting Identity In Aphasia: A Survey Of Speech-Language Pathologists, Katie Strong
Graduate Student Work at Research and Creative Activities Poster Day
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March 27 & April 3, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences Eastern Illinois University
March 27 & April 3, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences
Faculty Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes of the March 27 & April 3, 2013 Faculty Committee meeting.
Chhs March 2013 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky University
Comparing Spoken Language Treatments For Minimally Verbal Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul, Daniel Campbell, Kimberly Gilbert, Ioanna Tsiouri Sacred Heart University
Comparing Spoken Language Treatments For Minimally Verbal Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul, Daniel Campbell, Kimberly Gilbert, Ioanna Tsiouri
Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications
Preschoolers with severe autism and minimal speech were assigned either a discrete trial or a naturalistic language treatment, and parents of all participants also received parent responsiveness training. After 12 weeks, both groups showed comparable improvement in number of spoken words produced, on average. Approximately half the children in each group achieved benchmarks for the first stage of functional spoken language development, as defined by Tager-Flusberg et al. (J Speech Lang Hear Res, 52: 643–652, 2009). Analyses of moderators of treatment suggest that joint attention moderates response to both treatments, and children with better receptive language pre-treatment do better ...
February 27, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences Eastern Illinois University
February 27, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences
Faculty Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes of the February 6, 2013 Faculty Committee meeting.
A Case For Training Signed Language Interpreters For Legal Specialization, Len Roberson, Deb Russell, Risa Shaw University of North Florida
A Case For Training Signed Language Interpreters For Legal Specialization, Len Roberson, Deb Russell, Risa Shaw
Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education Faculty Publications
Interpreting in legal settings has become a specialized area of practice that requires specific training and ongoing professional development. This study examined the training and professional development needs of ASL–English interpreters in North America. The 1,995 participants in an online survey included interpreters who provide services in legal settings and those who do not. The data suggest that interpreters desire certificate programs that are delivered in multiple formats, including face-to-face intensive experiences, online distance learning, and regional and local mentoring experiences. The training content areas participants wanted most include specialized interactions; legal discourse across a range of settings ...
Executive Functions As Predictors Of Classroom Listening Skills, Suzanne Hungerford, Priscilla Douglas, Elizabeth Selvarajah SUNY Plattsburgh
Executive Functions As Predictors Of Classroom Listening Skills, Suzanne Hungerford, Priscilla Douglas, Elizabeth Selvarajah
Communication Disorders and Sciences Student-Faculty Posters
The purpose of this study was to determine if executive functions, including working memory, are predictors of spoken language processing skills (or “listening skills”) in the classroom, as measured by the Children’s Auditory Performance Scale (CHAPS). Contribution of executive skills to classroom listening has important implications for assessment and remediation.
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Fukuda Stepping Test: Sensitivity And Specificity, Neil Shepard, Julie Honaker
Chronic Subjective Dizziness (Csd) Vs. Conversion Disorder: Discussion Of Clinical Findings And Rehabilitation., Julie Honaker, Jane Gilbert, Jeffrey Staab
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