Language and Working Memory LabWestern Health Sciences

2014-15 Poster Presentations

Speech-Language Pathology Presentations

Beyers, L: Is augmentative and alternative communication effective in improving the communicative abilities of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Butti, A: Does ingesting water increase the risk for adverse health effects in adult with oropharyngeal dysphagia who have been determined to aspirate thin fluids? 

Cox, T: Does classroom-based ("push-in") language intervention provide comparable treatment results to traditional ("pull-out") interventions in children with language impairments? 

Curtis, M: Do person-centered communication strategies for individuals with dementia residing in long-term care settings enhance staff-resident interactions and quality of life for these individuals and their caregivers? 

Diana, J: Do oral health education programs for caregivers improve the oral health of residents living in long-term care facilities? 

Eaton, B: What is the evidence that communication interventions are effective at improving communication outcomes for adolescents with acquired brain injury? 

Gagliano, L: Grammatical input versus telegraphic input: Which method is more effect for promoting language production in preschool children with expressive language delay? 

Glickman, T: Is fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) as effective as videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) in detecting abnormal swallow signs in adults with dysphagia? 

Grim, J: Do mind-body therapies improve language outcomes in persons with aphasia? 

Grosfeld, S: Does animal assisted intervention have positive outcomes on the social/communication skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? 

Hayes, J: What is the impact of screen media use on language development of infants and toddlers? 

Heavenrich, M: What is the evidence that social skill training programs are effective at improving pro-social skills in school-aged children with ADHD? 

Henry, D: What is the evidence that communication aid devices improve the communicative interactions of individuals with dementia? 

Howell, J: What is the evidence that melodic intonation therapy is effective at rehabilitating expressive language in patients with severe non-fluent aphasia? 

Maskimov, T: What is the impact of bilingual environment on the language development of children with LI? 

Mancuso, L: What is the evidence that video modeling is an effective intervention to teach pretend play skills to young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? 

McArthuer, B: Does touch-screen tablet use impact preschooler's emergent literacy skills? 

Morein, A: In bilingual adults with aphasia what is the evidence that semantic naming treatment leads to crosslinguistic generalization? 

Murtaza, Q: The effects of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) on speech and voice characteristics of individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Neppel, S: What is the evidence of the effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) in increasing speech intensity in individuals with non-hypokinetic dysarthria? 

Perduk, L: Exploring the temporal characteristics of the vowels associated with intelligible alaryngeal speech 

Rawlings, R: Getting by with a little help from friends: The effects of group therapy on teaching social skills to adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Reitzel, K: Do therapy protocols focusing on breath support help to improve inteligibility in children with dysarthria resulting from cerebral palsy? 

Schmid, C: Evidence for the use of non-swallowing oral motor exercises

Shaffner, S: How does performance on narrative retell compare between English Language Learners with and without language impairment? 

Simon, K: Do adults with acquired language disorders perform differently on language assessments administered through telerehabilitation compared with assessments administered in person? 

Smith, N: Situationally-Bound judgements of "listener comfort" for postlaryngectomy voice and speech 

Vandenberghe, K: Is repetitive transcranial magnetic-stimulation (rTMS) effective at reducing penetration and aspiration in stroke-induced dysphasia that persists beyond one mouth post-stroke? 

Wiggins, A: Does naming in the primary language bilingual individuals with aphasia benefit from intervention targeting naming in the secondary language? 

Wilks, L: Do Speech-Generating devices (SGDs), when combined with naturalistic teaching methods promote communication in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?