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Perspectives Of Special Educators And Paraprofessionals On Person-Centered Planning Tools For People Who Use Aac, Samantha K. Stidham, Brandon Eddy, Andryce Andres 2022 Portland State University

Perspectives Of Special Educators And Paraprofessionals On Person-Centered Planning Tools For People Who Use Aac, Samantha K. Stidham, Brandon Eddy, Andryce Andres

Student Research Symposium

Person-centered planning (PCP) is an intervention approach for people experiencing disability. This often results in a document outlining the individual’s preferences in their care, life goals, and transitions. Some people with disabilities communicate using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), which supplements or compensates for impairments in speech and language production often involving the use of external communication tools. Current PCP tools may not fulfill the needs of people who use AAC (PWUAAC) due to limited focus on supporting communication. No PCP tools yet exist specifically designed for PWUAAC. The purpose of this study was to inform the design of a …


Developing Therapeutic Alliance Through Improvisation: A State-Of-The-Art Review For The Speech-Language Pathologist, Ryan DePauw 2022 Portland State University

Developing Therapeutic Alliance Through Improvisation: A State-Of-The-Art Review For The Speech-Language Pathologist, Ryan Depauw

Student Research Symposium

Background: With the needs of patients in modern healthcare becoming increasingly complex, providers may benefit from using adaptive skills to develop therapeutic alliance in patient-centered care. This review examined the potential application and benefit of theatrical improvisational skills in healthcare generally and in the allied health profession of speech-language pathology specifically.

Methods: A literature search was completed across 6 databases. Search terms included “clinical improvisation,” “medical improvisation,” and “applied improvisation.” Searches were limited to journal articles published in English from November 2011 through November 2021. Articles included for full review were of original research and focused on applied …


Qualitative Research Approaches: Descriptive Phenomenology In The Healthcare Field, Emily Goble, Karyssa Stonick, Alison Wong, Deanna Britton 2022 Portland State University

Qualitative Research Approaches: Descriptive Phenomenology In The Healthcare Field, Emily Goble, Karyssa Stonick, Alison Wong, Deanna Britton

Student Research Symposium

Qualitative research analyzes psychosocial aspects of the world in an effort to synthesize and understand lived experiences. It is a powerful tool for collecting rich data to explore and build theory in new areas of research with limited existing theory. This oral presentation will share an overview of commonly used qualitative research approaches and their applications with a focus on descriptive phenomenology for patient-centered healthcare research. Developed as part of a student-led research team looking into experiences of dysphagia among individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, this project will justify why we selected a descriptive phenomenological approach for this project, provide a …


Patterns Of And Experiences With Dysphagia In People With Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Heds) With Or Without Dysautonomia, Karyssa A. Stonick, Deanna Britton Dr., Emily Goble, Alison Wong, Alena Guggenheim Dr., Donna Graville 2022 Portland State University

Patterns Of And Experiences With Dysphagia In People With Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Heds) With Or Without Dysautonomia, Karyssa A. Stonick, Deanna Britton Dr., Emily Goble, Alison Wong, Alena Guggenheim Dr., Donna Graville

Student Research Symposium

Ehlers Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are collagen-based hereditary connective tissue disorders characterized by decreased tissue integrity. Historically, the musculoskeletal and dermatological manifestations have been emphasized. However, EDS is associated with symptoms and conditions affecting nearly all body systems, including swallowing (dysphagia). A Cohort Discovery analysis at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) revealed that 14.9% ± 0.3% of patients with an ICD-10 diagnosis of EDS also have an ICD-10 diagnosis of dysphagia in their medical record. Despite only one article in the current literature, the prevalence of dysphagia in EDS is not insignificant and warrants further investigation. Our long-term hypothesis is …


Respiratory Function In Transgender And Gender Diverse Individuals On Testosterone Therapy: A Comparative Study, Jillian River R. Browy, Alicia Heitzman, Deanna Britton, Jeff Conn, Karen Drake, Aaron Ziegler 2022 Portland State University

Respiratory Function In Transgender And Gender Diverse Individuals On Testosterone Therapy: A Comparative Study, Jillian River R. Browy, Alicia Heitzman, Deanna Britton, Jeff Conn, Karen Drake, Aaron Ziegler

Student Research Symposium

Introduction: The primary goal of this pilot study was to examine the impact of testosterone therapy, as part of medical treatment to align gender identity, on measures of respiration and voice.

Methods: Participants consisted of a group of transgender and gender-diverse individuals, assigned female at birth, who had been taking testosterone for at least one year and a control group of age- and race-matched peers, also assigned female at birth, who had never taken testosterone. Data were collected on the primary outcomes of respiratory volume and strength, reflected by measures of forced vital capacity (FVC), maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), and …


Colleges’ And Universities’ Referral Of Student Veterans With Acquired Brain Injury For Speech-Language Services, Morgan M. Rittenberger 2022 Cleveland State University

Colleges’ And Universities’ Referral Of Student Veterans With Acquired Brain Injury For Speech-Language Services, Morgan M. Rittenberger

ETD Archive

The purpose of this study was to identify whether public and private colleges or universities across the United States have procedures to assist student veterans who are facing academic challenges secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI). This study aimed to identify whether personnel in college and university veterans services offices, offices of disability services, academic success offices, tutoring centers, or other offices that support student veterans academically are aware of the role of speech-language pathologists in providing treatment to manage the effects of TBI/ABI on academic performance, along with the locations for speech-language pathology services …


Do Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) Exhibit Vocal Fold Deficits Manifested In Physical Or Acoustical Abnormalities?, Emily L. Mingus 2022 Cleveland State University

Do Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) Exhibit Vocal Fold Deficits Manifested In Physical Or Acoustical Abnormalities?, Emily L. Mingus

ETD Archive

GERD is an esophageal disease that has both esophageal and extra-esophageal symptoms. Due to the acidic nature of GERD, there appears to be a disruption in the function of the tissues surrounding the area of the vocal folds. This study investigated the influence of GERD as it relates to voice and swallowing. Data were previously collected on twelve individuals, six with a medical diagnosis of GERD and six with no medical diagnosis of GERD, and analyzed. This included descriptive analysis of data points from a Visi-Pitch, Videostroboscopy, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FFES). The objective measurements from the …


Building Speech Pattern 1: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 1: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 1: Picture Stimuli is part 1 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 2: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 2: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 2: Picture Stimuli is part 2 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 3: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 3: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 3: Picture Stimuli is part 3 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 5: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 5: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 5: Picture Stimuli is part 5 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 6: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 6: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 6: Picture Stimuli is part 6 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech And Quantifying Complexity: The Manual, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech And Quantifying Complexity: The Manual, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

This document is the manual to accompany Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity. The full series can be viewed here: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, at one point in time or over time.

The Building Speech …


Building Speech Pattern 7: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 7: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 7: Picture Stimuli is part 7 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 4: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 4: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 4: Picture Stimuli is part 4 of 8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


The Index Of Phonetic Complexity: At-A-Glance Scoring System, Terminology, Instructions, & Data Forms, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

The Index Of Phonetic Complexity: At-A-Glance Scoring System, Terminology, Instructions, & Data Forms, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

This document is the Index of Phonetic Complexity, the at-a-glance scoring system, terminology, instructions, & data forms to accompany Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity. To see the entire series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, …


Building Speech Pattern 8: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski 2022 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Building Speech Pattern 8: Picture Stimuli, Kathy J. Jakielski

Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity

Building Speech Pattern 8: Picture Stimuli is part 8/8 in the picture stimuli to accompany the Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity documents. To see the full series, visit: https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/csdbuildingspeech

Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity is a dual approach to treating and evaluating articulatory complexity in child speech. It has two components: Building Speech and Quantifying Complexity. These two components can be used independently or together. When used together, the speech-language pathologist has a method for selecting goals and targets of varying levels of articulatory difficulty, plus a means for measuring changes in a child’s words, targeted and produced, at one …


Deficits In Health Literacy And Inadequacies Of Specialized Health Care In The South For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Patients, Kaleb Kittrell 2022 University of South Alabama

Deficits In Health Literacy And Inadequacies Of Specialized Health Care In The South For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Patients, Kaleb Kittrell

Poster Presentations

Honors Thesis poster presentation.

Health literacy is a constantly evolving concept that requires similarly evolving adaptation and specialization of health care to increase the quality of life for all. One demographic that is largely ignored when it comes to research in health literacy, specifically in the traditional South, is the d/Deaf and hard of hearing/Hard of Hearing (DHH) population. The purpose of this study is to determine the general health literacy of this specific demographic and compare results with that of other demographics to highlight the anticipated deficit in health literacy levels and emphasize the critical need for specialized care. …


Deficits In Health Literacy And Inadequacies Of Specialized Health Care In The South For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Patients, Kaleb Kittrell 2022 University of South Alabama

Deficits In Health Literacy And Inadequacies Of Specialized Health Care In The South For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Patients, Kaleb Kittrell

Undergraduate Theses

Health literacy is a constantly evolving concept that requires similarly evolving adaptation and specialization of health care to increase the quality of life for all. One demographic that is largely ignored when it comes to research in health literacy, specifically in the traditional South, is the d/Deaf and hard of hearing/Hard of Hearing (DHH) population. The purpose of this study is to determine the general health literacy of this specific demographic and compare results with that of other demographics to highlight the anticipated deficit in health literacy levels and emphasize the critical need for specialized care. This prospective, non-experimental, descriptive …


Early Intervention Access And Use: The Impact On Outcomes, Brooklynn Schelling 2022 Augustana College

Early Intervention Access And Use: The Impact On Outcomes, Brooklynn Schelling

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

The purpose of this research paper was to investigate the factors that influence a person’s access to and use of early intervention (EI) services. In the literature, there are demonstrated short- and long-term benefits for populations with disorders or delays associated with EI. Speech-language pathologists are one of many professionals that may work with EI clients, and they should be especially interested in ensuring that all individuals receive necessary services. Previous research suggests that race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status impact access to EI. This study examines possible methods of increasing access to EI for populations that are less likely to …


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