Language and Working Memory LabWestern Health Sciences

2009-10 Poster Presentations

Speech-Language Pathology Presentations

Ableson, M: Critical Review: Effectiveness of PROMPT when used to treat speech impairment.

Awenus, SCritical Review: Is a developmental social-pragmatic intervention approach beneficial in developing language and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder?

Baker, A: Critical Review: Effect of Levodopa (L-dopa) medication on speech intelligibility and articulation in individuals with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disorder.

Boyd, CCritical Review: Encouraging positive employment outcomes for individuals who use AAC, through barrier and support identification.

Brown, S: Critical Review: Does Delayed Auditory Feedback Improve Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson’s Disease?

Campbell, A: Critical Review: Does print referencing during shared storybook reading improve pre-literacy skills in preschoolers?

Dales, L: Critical Review: Does Teaching Joint Attention Improve Expressive Language Abilities in Children with Autism?

Deagle, K: Critical Review: Can brain-computer interface (BCI) systems facilitate communication in persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

Fawcett, J: Critical Review: Examining the Reliability and Agreement of Listeners’ Auditory-Perceptual Ratings of Dysarthric Speech Samples.

Frieri, LCritical Review: Effectiveness of cognitive stimulation therapy groups for individuals with dementia.

Gillespie, SCritical Review: Do children with Specific Language Impairment have difficulty interpreting auditory emotion cues, as compared to children with typical language development?

Gold, A. & Tinkham, ACritical Review: How do the Provox and Blom-Singer voice prostheses compare in speech and voice measures after tracheoesophogeal puncture?

Grewal, N: Critical Review: The accuracy of administering the BDAE-3, BNT, and SRP using telerehabilitation to patients post-stroke.

Hartman, L.D: Critical Review: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) as a Treatment for Hypernasality.

Hayes, KThe effectiveness of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for improving speech and voice production at 12 and 24 months post-treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A Critical Review of the Literature.

Kapadia, BCritical Review of the Literature: Does phonological awareness predict oral reading in individuals with Down Syndrome?

Koutsoukis, ECritical Review: The impact of the Provox FreeHands heat and moisture exchange (HME)® tracheostoma valve on compliance, quality of life and voice quality in tracheoesophogeal (TE) speakers.

Leung, JCritical Review: Importance of language of therapy on outcomes across language in non-monolingual individuals with aphasia.

Loyer, B: Critical Review: Effectiveness of cognitive approaches in improving outcomes for individuals who stutter.

Malzcewski, PCritical Review: What is the Impact of Music Therapy on the Joint Attention Skills of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Mand, LCritical Review: The Effects of Age of Cochlear Implantation on Receptive Vocabulary Development.

Martin, L: Critical Review: Is Telehealth Delivery of Fluency Intervention Effective for People who Stutter?

Mayne, T.LCritical Review: Does treatment using meaningful gestures improve functional, expressive communication skills in adults with acquired apraxia of speech?

Paradis, JCritical Review: Is phonological awareness intervention efficacious for children who have expressive phonological disorders?

Pineo, JCritical Review: Intervention in Chronic Dysarthria – Evidence for a Second Plateau of Recovery.

Ramnarain, T.RCritical Review: Is Parent Based Intervention an Effective Service Delivery Model?

Roth, ACritical Review: Characteristics of Late-Talkers.

Rotulo, SCritical Review: Is video-based training effective for caregivers to implement Dialogic Reading strategies with preschoolers?

Saunders, VA critical review of the effect of singing on intelligibility and other speech characteristics in adults with dysarthria.

Senchuk, CCritical Review: The effectiveness of botulinim toxin A injections for improving pharyngoesophogeal spasm following laryngectomy to allow for the acquisition of tracheoesophogeal voice.

St. Pierre, TCritical Review: The Reliability of Internet-Based Assessment of Persons with Motor Speech Disorders.

Strath, K: Critical Review: Is LEGO® Therapy effective as a social skills intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Thambiah, SCritical Review: Do bilingual children, with or at risk for language impairment differ from their monolingual peers in their language development?

Theurer, J., Czachorowski, K., Stanbouly, S. South, A., Fisher, J., Letsos, P., McCallum, C., Teasell, R., Hachinski, V., & Martin, R.E. (summary)Spontaneous dry swallowing rates in health and stroke.

Tong, JCritical Review: Are there communicative advantages or disadvantages to training symbolic gestures to typically-developing hearing infants?

Wener, SCritical Review: The efficacy of working memory intervention in children.

Wesseling, SCritical Review: What are the factors that negatively and positively affect long-term, overall quality of life in patients with total laryngectomy as measured by the University of Washington-Quality Of Life (UW-QOL) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer: Head & Neck-35 (EORTC H&N-35) questionnaires?

Yallin, SCritical Review: What effect do group intervention programs have on the quality of life of caregivers of survivors of stroke?

Audiology Presentations

Acton, LCritical Review: Is the Vector algorithm superior to Point Optimized Variance Ratio (POVR) method on measures of sensitivity, specificity and test time?

Baker, ABlay, A: Critical Review: Do Elderly Hearing Aid Users Perform Better on Speech Recognition in Noise Tests when Fitted Monaurally or Binaurally?

Brac, SCritical Review: What is the effect of frequency transposition on speech perception in children?

Brubacher, J: Critical Review: Is the use of antioxidants associated with improved auditory function in adults with acute onset sensorineural hearing loss?

Coates, L: The effects of magnesium supplementation on sensorineural hearing damage: A critical review of the literature.

Culford, C: Critical Review: Does bimodal stimulation help improve music perception in adult cochlear implant users?

Fine, NCritical Review: What is the effect of noisy listening environments on personal listening levels when using a personal listening device?

Flannery, KCritical Review: Is extended bandwidth in hearing instruments associated with improved auditory skills, compared with limited bandwidth, for the pediatric population?

Gagnon, T: Critical Review: Are Otoacoustic Emissions Effective for Characterizing Subclinical Auditory Impairment in Normal Hearing Individuals with Type I Diabetes Mellitus?

Howarth, ACritical Review: The efficacy of hearing amplification on speech perception results when used as a habilitation method for children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.

Iravani Gharavi, Z: Critical Review: Is there any evidence of directional microphone benefit in open-canal hearing aid fitting?

Jellous, KCritical Review: Speech perception outcomes following cochlear implantation in children with non-syndromic Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder as compared to children with sensorineural hearing loss?

Joglekar, S. S: Critical Review: The Impact of Structured Auditory Training on Musical Pitch and Melody Perception in Individuals with a Unilateral Cochlear Implant.

Petlicka, KCritical Review: Do Directional Microphones Provide Benefit For Young and School-Aged Children Compared to Omnidirectional Microphones?

Sykes, SCritical Review: Do FM Systems Improve Speech Perception Ability for Aided and/or Unaided Pediatric Listeners with Mild, Fluctuating and/or Unilateral Hearing Loss?

Tucker, KCritical Review: The efficacy of ultra-high frequency bone conduction stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus.

Vannus, LCritical Review: Does the BAHA hearing system provide subjective and objective benefit compared to the unaided condition in adults with unilateral deafness?

Winton, BCritical Review: How effective are newborn infant hearing screening protocols for detecting Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder?