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Masters Of Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation News, Rhea Paul 2014 Sacred Heart University

Masters Of Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation News, Rhea Paul

Rhea Paul

The speech-language pathology (SLP) Program at SHU was awarded candidacy, the first stage of accreditation conferred by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).


Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L 2014 Western Michigan University

Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day rehabilitation setting. Responses to a study satisfaction survey (Ss) were taken at baseline and immediately postintervention from the experimental (N = 11) and control (N = 10) groups and attendance rates were compared between ...


March 5, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2014 Eastern Illinois University

March 5, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the March 5, 2014 Faculty Committee meeting.


February 19, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2014 Eastern Illinois University

February 19, 2014, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the February 19, 2014 Faculty Committee meeting.


Adaptive Behaviors In Toddlers Under Two With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul, Rebecca Loomis, Katarzyna Chawarska 2014 Sacred Heart University

Adaptive Behaviors In Toddlers Under Two With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul, Rebecca Loomis, Katarzyna Chawarska

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale was administered to 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before age 2, and a matching group of 18 toddlers with developmental delay (DD). The group with ASD was more impaired on all scales of the Vineland than DD peers. When 18 ASD/DD pairs very closely matched on age, verbal and nonverbal development were selected, differences were found only on Vineland Receptive Communication and Daily Living. Correlation analyses to explore connection of these areas of difference with cognition and autistic symptoms suggested that Vineland Daily Living scores were significantly correlated with nonverbal ability ...


Plastic Effect Of Tetanic Stimulation On Auditory Evoked Potentials, Rajesh Tripathy 2014 Western University

Plastic Effect Of Tetanic Stimulation On Auditory Evoked Potentials, Rajesh Tripathy

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The goal of this thesis was to investigate tetanic acoustic stimulation (TS) and its effects on the human auditory system. Two experiments were completed to study the effects of a 2 minute duration 1 kHz TS on the auditory brainstem and cortex using auditory evoked potentials. At the cortical level the auditory long latency response (ALLR) was recorded and the P1, N1, and P2 components were measured; in the brainstem the amplitude of the 80 Hz auditory steady state response (ASSR) was measured. TS induced significant changes in ALLR component latencies, and a significant reduction in ASSR amplitude, but these ...


Shu Anticipates Launch Of New Master’S Degree In Speech-Language Pathology, Rhea Paul 2014 Sacred Heart University

Shu Anticipates Launch Of New Master’S Degree In Speech-Language Pathology, Rhea Paul

Rhea Paul

Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions plans to inaugurate a new Master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology. Aiming for a start in fall 2014, the program is designed to require five terms of study to be completed in two years.


The Role Of Laryngeal Function In Breathing For Singing, Ellen V. Graham 2014 University of Kentucky

The Role Of Laryngeal Function In Breathing For Singing, Ellen V. Graham

Theses and Dissertations--Music

Poor breath management is problematic for singing. Voice students and singing teachers typically attribute breath management issues to abdominal-diaphragmatic breathing technique. The present study seeks to determine whether glottal insufficiency may also contribute to singer’s breath management problems. Studies have revealed a relationship between incomplete vocal fold closure and inefficiency in the speaking voice. However, the effect of incomplete vocal fold closure on vocal efficiency in singers has yet to be determined. Since the larynx cannot be observed without the assistance of clinical instrumentation, not readily available in the voice studio, issues at the glottal level may be underappreciated ...


Rhea Paul Elected Vp Of International Association For The Study Of Child Language, Rhea Paul 2013 Sacred Heart University

Rhea Paul Elected Vp Of International Association For The Study Of Child Language, Rhea Paul

Rhea Paul

No abstract provided.


Word-Finding Difficulties: Exploring Tip-Of-The-Tongue States In Young And Old Adults, Allison J. Partridge 2013 Western University

Word-Finding Difficulties: Exploring Tip-Of-The-Tongue States In Young And Old Adults, Allison J. Partridge

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

A Tip-of-the-Tongue (TOT) occurs when you are trying to think of a specific word but lack the ability to bring it to mind. The present study examined implicit learning processes operating under errorful (20-second delay) or errorless (0-second delay) learning conditions in TOT states. Participants included 15 young (20-30 years) and 15 old (65-88 years) adults who were tested twice a week for four weeks on a definition-word pair task. For young participants, results indicated that a TOT was more likely and older participants were more likely to indicate they did not know the word on a consecutive session after ...


Academic Achievement Of Children And Adolescents With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder With In-Depth Focus On Written Expression, Heather M. Brown 2013 Western University

Academic Achievement Of Children And Adolescents With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder With In-Depth Focus On Written Expression, Heather M. Brown

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The goal of this research was to identify areas of strength and need in the academic abilities of students with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD).

Three studies were undertaken: 1) six meta-analyses investigated whether nonverbal IQ was in accordance with academic achievement scores in the areas of reading, writing, and math for students with HFASD; 2) the narrative writing skills of students with HFASD were examined in order to describe the ways their writing may differ from their typically developing (TD) peers; and 3) the persuasive writing of students with HFASD was examined to determine whether their texts resembled ...


A Comunicação Da Equipe De Enfermagem Com O Paciente Em Cuidados Paliativos; The Communication Of The Nursing Team With Patients In Palliative Care, Everton Fernando Alves 2013 SelectedWorks

A Comunicação Da Equipe De Enfermagem Com O Paciente Em Cuidados Paliativos; The Communication Of The Nursing Team With Patients In Palliative Care, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

The article consists of a contextualized reflection on the communication in palliative care with the purpose of explaining strategies used for effective communication among the nursing, terminally ill and his family. In that sense, it was observed that for the nurse to assist the terminally ill is a difficult task, which raises sensation of sadness, frustration, impotence and even failure in the rendered attendance. This way, many professionals use denial, escaping, and the apparent coldness as defense mechanisms to cope with situation. Throughout this discussion are exposed some aspects that enable developing empathic communication skills, perceived as a task that ...


Tonal Harmony: The Interplay Between Music And Tonal Languages, Maxwell Tran, Ishan Aditya 2013 McMaster University

Tonal Harmony: The Interplay Between Music And Tonal Languages, Maxwell Tran, Ishan Aditya

The Meducator

This paper presents a summary of current research on the synergies between music and language, especially tonal languages. Since music and language are processed by similar brain structures, research studies have found that individuals with a tonal language background tend to be better at discriminating pitch in music. As well, musically experienced individuals are found to be more proficient at detecting speech-based stimuli. Due to this relationship between music and language, music-based therapies are being created to improve language acquisition and to treat communication deficits associated with developmental disorders.


December 6, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2013 Eastern Illinois University

December 6, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the December 6, 2013 Faculty Committee meeting.


Dual-Task Effects Of Walking On Rate Of Speech, Dayna Kathleen Jablecki 2013 Western University

Dual-Task Effects Of Walking On Rate Of Speech, Dayna Kathleen Jablecki

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The dual-task effect of walking on rate of speech was measured in 32 healthy young adults. The influence of word meaning and sex on rate of speech was also investigated. A separate inspection time task was used to determine whether speed of information processing (SIP), predicted the degree of dual-task interference of walking on rate of speech. This study revealed that rate of speech was influenced by dual-task interference effects due to the performance of a simultaneous gait task. Pause times suggested a sex effect, demonstrating that while walking, women spent significantly less time pausing between verbal stimuli than men ...


October 18, 2013, Eastern Illinois University 2013 Eastern Illinois University

October 18, 2013, Eastern Illinois University

Faculty Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes of the October 18, 2013 Faculty Committee meeting.


November 8, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences 2013 Eastern Illinois University

November 8, 2013, Communication Disorders & Sciences

Faculty Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Voice Discrimination During Infancy, Rayna H. Friendly Ph.D. 2013 McMaster University

The Development Of Voice Discrimination During Infancy, Rayna H. Friendly Ph.D.

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Infants must learn to discriminate between individuals in order to determine who is familiar (and likely to provide their basic needs) from those who are unfamiliar (and possibly a threat to their survival). One cue that humans use to discriminate others is the unique sound of each individual’s voice. Until the present thesis, little research existed on the topic of voice discrimination development during infancy. I conducted the first set of studies to investigate whether voice discrimination develops through a process of perceptual narrowing. Perceptual narrowing is defined as an experience-dependent increase in sensitivity to distinctions important in the ...


A Comprehensive Comparative Hearing Aid Study: Evaluating The Neuro-Compensator Relative To Wide Dynamic Range Compression, Jeff Bruce 2013 McMaster University

A Comprehensive Comparative Hearing Aid Study: Evaluating The Neuro-Compensator Relative To Wide Dynamic Range Compression, Jeff Bruce

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

This Master’s thesis presents results from two clinical hearing aid studies. Wide dynamic range compression (WDRC), a hearing aid amplification algorithm widely used in the hearing aid industry, is compared against a novel hearing aid called the Neuro-Compensator (NC), which employs a neural-based amplification algorithm based on a computational model of the auditory periphery. The NC strategy involves preprocessing an incoming auditory signal, such that when the signal is presented to a damaged cochlea, auditory nerve output is reconstructed to look similar to the auditory nerve output of a healthy cochlea for the original auditory signal. The NC and ...


Articulatory Distinctiveness Of Vowels And Consonants: A Data-Driven Approach, Jun Wang, Jordan R. Green, Ashok Samal, Yana Yunusova 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Articulatory Distinctiveness Of Vowels And Consonants: A Data-Driven Approach, Jun Wang, Jordan R. Green, Ashok Samal, Yana Yunusova

CSE Journal Articles

Purpose: To quantify the articulatory distinctiveness of 8 major English vowels and 11 English consonants based on tongue and lip movement time series data using a data-driven approach.

Method: Tongue and lip movements of 8 vowels and 11 consonants from 10 healthy talkers were collected. First, classification accuracies were obtained using 2 complementary approaches: (a) Procrustes analysis and (b) a support vector machine. Procrustes distance was then used to measure the articulatory distinctiveness among vowels and consonants. Finally, the distance (distinctiveness) matrices of different vowel pairs and consonant pairs were used to derive articulatory vowel and consonant spaces using multidimensional ...


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