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March 4, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2015 Eastern Illinois University

March 4, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the March 4, 2015 Faculty Committee meeting.


Four Wave Mixing Nonlinearity Effect In Wdm Radio Over Fiber System, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Surbhi Jain, Brintha Therese A.2 Brintha Therese A. 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Four Wave Mixing Nonlinearity Effect In Wdm Radio Over Fiber System, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Surbhi Jain, Brintha Therese A.2 Brintha Therese A.

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

The optical networks are fast and error free but due to some nonlinearity effects, its performance degrades. The performance of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) in radio over fiber (RoF) systems is found to be strongly influenced by nonlinearity characteristics inside the fiber. In this paper, we have studied the effect of four wave mixing (FWM) as one of the influential factors in the WDM for RoF using Optisystem Software.


Hot Standby Router Protocol For A Private University In Malaysia, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Ala Mohamed Ali Mohamed, Joseph Ng Poh Soon, Wong See Wan, Phan Koo Yuen, Lim Ean Heng 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Hot Standby Router Protocol For A Private University In Malaysia, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Ala Mohamed Ali Mohamed, Joseph Ng Poh Soon, Wong See Wan, Phan Koo Yuen, Lim Ean Heng

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

In the digitized university environment most of the works and activities done by a network-based process which will be adapted to monitor all the activities to be processed and stored in such datacenter, from that particular point, how to maintain connectivity and to prevent the system from any vulnerability? Is there any techniques or protocols that enhance and guarantee stability? If the primary gateway becomes inaccessible, it might lead to a connectivity issues and that might be very disturbing especially inside a university campus that uses digitalized system to perform their operations, and other education purpose.


February 4, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2015 Eastern Illinois University

February 4, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the February 4, 2015 Faculty Committee meeting.


Effectiveness And Parent Acceptability Of 'Youth Engagement Through Intervention' Social Skills Group For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Zachary Shindorf, Anisa Goforth, Jennifer K. Schoffer Closson, Erin Yosai, Phillip A. Thomas, Miki J. Anderson 2015 University of Montana

Effectiveness And Parent Acceptability Of 'Youth Engagement Through Intervention' Social Skills Group For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Zachary Shindorf, Anisa Goforth, Jennifer K. Schoffer Closson, Erin Yosai, Phillip A. Thomas, Miki J. Anderson

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Faculty Publications

This poster was presented at the Annual National Association of School Psychologists Conference in Orlando, Florida.


January 14, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2015 Eastern Illinois University

January 14, 2015, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the January 14, 2015 Faculty Committee meeting.


Fnirs Measures Of Prefrontal Cortex Lateralization During Stuttered And Fluency-Enhanced Speech In Adults Who Stutter, Danra M. Kazenski 2015 University of Vermont

Fnirs Measures Of Prefrontal Cortex Lateralization During Stuttered And Fluency-Enhanced Speech In Adults Who Stutter, Danra M. Kazenski

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

The present study compared lateralization of cortical activation patterns in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of adults who stutter (AWS) and typical speakers (TS) as measured with functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in habitual and fluency-enhanced speaking conditions.

Participants were AWS (n = 11) and gender- and age-matched TS (n = 11) who completed speaking tasks in three condition blocks: (1) habitual speech using no speaking strategy (2) prolonged speech after receiving short-term training in fluency-shaping strategy-use (3) syllable-timed speech after being trained to speak in rhythm with a metronome at 92 beats per minute.

The three primary dependent variables were mean change ...


Examining Barriers With Implementing Augmentative And Alternative Communication In A Midwest School, Ashley Renee Fields 2015 Walden University

Examining Barriers With Implementing Augmentative And Alternative Communication In A Midwest School, Ashley Renee Fields

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in a Midwest urban public school system have experienced barriers that prohibit the effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The result has left some students with speech language impairments (SLI) without the communication skills for meaningful relationships and success in and out of school. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to determine the perceived barriers of 8 local school SLPs regarding the successful implementation of AAC and their suggestions for addressing the problem. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with the SLPs. Data collection and analysis were grounded by Ely's conditions ...


Written Discourse Performance After Blast Injury, Brittany M. Loomis 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Written Discourse Performance After Blast Injury, Brittany M. Loomis

Masters Theses

A blast injury (BI) is caused by a wave from a bomb which damages organs, specifically the brain. Once soldiers/veterans have sustained a BI, they will most likely present with a cognitive-communication deficit resulting from the traumatic brain injury. Language related symptoms are most apparent in written language skills due to the high level of cognitive function required for writing. This study investigated written discourse skills following a BI. Written discourse samples were collected from four participants and four controls. A description of the Butcher Picture from the Aphasia Diagnostic Profile was analyzed for productivity, efficiency, and local and ...


University Of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice And Technology Program Manual, Judy Perkins Walker 2015 The University of Maine

University Of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice And Technology Program Manual, Judy Perkins Walker

University of Maine Faculty Monographs

Many children and adults with communication disorders, who live in Maine, do not receive speech therapy. Rural geography, a shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists, inadequate/costly transportation and inclement weather create significant challenges in reaching people in need of services. In response to this problem, an innovative graduate level telepractice training program in speech-language pathology has been developed at the University of Maine, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The training program has three learning components: (1) Intensive Training, (2) Clinical Practicum, (3) Discussion Groups. These complementary activities are guided by ASHA (2005; 2013) requirements of knowledge and skills ...


Supporting Children With Disabilities At School: Implications For The Advocate Role In Professional Practice And Education, Stella Ng PhD 2015 University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Supporting Children With Disabilities At School: Implications For The Advocate Role In Professional Practice And Education, Stella Ng Phd

Stella Ng PhD

Purpose: School settings are a common practice context for rehabilitation professionals; health advocacy is a common and challenging practice role for professionals in this context. This study explored how pediatric practitioners advocate for children with disabilities at school. Specifically, we examined everyday advocacy in the context of school-based support for children with disabilities.

Method: Our theoretical framework and methodological approach were informed by institutional ethnography, which maps and makes visible hidden social coordinators of work processes with a view to improving processes and outcomes. We included families, educators, and health/rehabilitation practitioners from Ontario. Of the 37 consented informants, 27 ...


The Invisible Isolation Of Deaf Women: Its Effect On Social Awareness, Gaylene Becker, Joanne Jauregui 2014 University of California, San Francisco

The Invisible Isolation Of Deaf Women: Its Effect On Social Awareness, Gaylene Becker, Joanne Jauregui

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The place of deaf women in relation to society is discussed, and the formative experiences that shape their personal development are described. Deaf women's needs are delineated, and suggestions are made for providers to meet these needs.


Dynamic Channel Allocation Technique For Distributed Multi-Radio Multichannel Multi-Path Routing Protocol In Wireless Mesh Networks, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Shreenidhi. P.L, Ranganath H R, Puttamadappa C, Basavaraju T G 2014 Innovative Research Publications

Dynamic Channel Allocation Technique For Distributed Multi-Radio Multichannel Multi-Path Routing Protocol In Wireless Mesh Networks, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Shreenidhi. P.L, Ranganath H R, Puttamadappa C, Basavaraju T G

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have gained main attraction in providing flexible network services and support to the end users. There are many efforts seen to design robust routing protocol for WMNs and solutions are proposed to standardized channel allocation techniques. There are various approaches dedicated to maximize the network though put and minimize network interface. Existing multi radio multi channel routing protocols utilize only single channel situation and static channel allocation degrades the performance of the WMNs. The challenge is to allocate channel without link interference and to improve end-to-end throughput efficiency in multipath routing for WMNs. In this paper ...


Assessing Pragmatic Language In Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Yale In Vivo Pragmatic Protocol, Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, Rhea Paul, Fred Volkmar 2014 Yale University

Assessing Pragmatic Language In Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Yale In Vivo Pragmatic Protocol, Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, Rhea Paul, Fred Volkmar

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

Purpose: This study compared pragmatic language in youths (9–17 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development (TD) on the Yale in vivo Pragmatic Protocol (YiPP), a semistructured, dynamic conversational assessment. Method: Participants (n = 118) were divided into groups based on age and diagnosis. Each completed the YiPP, which included 4 pragmatic domains (discourse management, communicative functions, conversational repair, presupposition). The participant’s response to each probe was scored correct or incorrect; incorrect scores elicited cues from the examiner, and level of cue required for a correction was also scored. Results: The YiPP showed high reliability ...


Development Of Speech Recognition Threshold And Word Recognition Materials For Native Vietnamese Speakers, Claire Hanson 2014 Brigham Young University - Provo

Development Of Speech Recognition Threshold And Word Recognition Materials For Native Vietnamese Speakers, Claire Hanson

All Theses and Dissertations

Despite the documented need for reliable speech audiometry materials for measures such as speech recognition threshold and word recognition score, such recorded materials are not available in the Vietnamese language. The purpose of this study was to develop, digitally record, evaluate, and psychometrically equate a set of Vietnamese bisyllabic and monosyllabic word lists for use in the measurement of speech recognition and word recognition ability, respectively.To create the speech recognition threshold materials, common Vietnamese bisyllabic words were digitally recorded by male and female talkers of Vietnamese and presented for evaluation to 20 native speakers of Vietnamese with normal hearing ...


Language Pathways Defined In A Patient With Left Temporal Lobe Damagesecondary To Traumatic Brain Injury: A Qeeg & Mri Study, Janelle Lee Bailey 2014 Brigham Young University - Provo

Language Pathways Defined In A Patient With Left Temporal Lobe Damagesecondary To Traumatic Brain Injury: A Qeeg & Mri Study, Janelle Lee Bailey

All Theses and Dissertations

Though the current understanding of language processing is incomplete, it has been established that the left hemisphere is dominant for language in the majority of the population. Damage to language centers of the brain and to white matter tracts connecting these language centers results in a language deficit known as aphasia. Neuroplasticity in the brain can often compensate for these language deficits by strengthening neuronal connections between the right and left hemisphere, or by enhancing the neuronal connectivity of undamaged areas in the left hemisphere. Thus the brain can compensate for damaged language centers by using alternative cortical areas. These ...


Block Scheduling Social Skills Groups: An Intensive And Inclusive Model, Jennifer K. Schoffer Closson, Anisa Goforth 2014 University of Montana - Missoula

Block Scheduling Social Skills Groups: An Intensive And Inclusive Model, Jennifer K. Schoffer Closson, Anisa Goforth

Jennifer K Schoffer Closson

This intensive model for providing social skills intervention suggests using block scheduling. This model allows for direct instruction as well as coaching in the inclusive environment. It also strongly suggests a team approach for facilitation.


Exploring Communication Apprehension And Its Relationship To Communication Attitude And Socio-Communicative Functioning In Children With Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Agnieszka Dzioba 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Exploring Communication Apprehension And Its Relationship To Communication Attitude And Socio-Communicative Functioning In Children With Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Agnieszka Dzioba

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Myriad findings on children with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) indicate the potential for this population of children to experience feelings of apprehension specific to communication and the potential for other psychological and social difficulties. The purpose of the present investigation was to explore the construct of communication apprehension (CA) and its potential relationship to social and communicative functioning in a diverse group of children with VPI. Potential linkages between CA and multiple socio-communicative constructs including attitude, speech satisfaction, speech and language skill, social competence, and speech severity were explored in a cohort of children with and without VPI, followed by an ...


October 8, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2014 Eastern Illinois University

October 8, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the October 8, 2014 Faculty Committee meeting.


Brittany Bernal - Sensorimotor Adaptation Of Speech Through A Virtually Shortened Vocal Tract, Brittany A. Bernal 2014 Marquette University

Brittany Bernal - Sensorimotor Adaptation Of Speech Through A Virtually Shortened Vocal Tract, Brittany A. Bernal

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program 2014

The broad objective of this line of research is to understand how auditory feedback manipulations may be used to elicit involuntary changes in speech articulation. We examine speech sensorimotor adaptation to supplement the development of speech rehabilitation applications that benefit from this learning phenomenon. By manipulating the acoustics of one’s auditory feedback, it is possible to elicit involuntary changes in speech articulation. We seek to understand how virtually manipulating participants’ perception of vowel space affects their speech movements by assessing acoustic variables such as formant frequency changes. Participants speak through a digital audio processing device that virtually alters the ...


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