Language and Working Memory LabWestern Health Sciences

2015-16 Poster Presentations

Speech-Language Pathology Presentations

Alexander, M: Do preschool children's speech sound error patterns predict their school-age phonological awareness skills?

Benson, C: Does telehealth delivery of the Caperdown Program improve fluency measures for individuals who stutter?

Berganza, B: Does screen time exposure during infancy have a negative impact on language development?

Colosimo, O: Are prosthetic appliances for velopharyngeal dysfunction in cleft palate effective for improving speech intelligibility?

Costello, S: Is the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices associated with positive behavioural and social performance outcomes for students with complex communication needs in the classroom?

Dejong, J: Is the Shaker exercise effective in rehabilitating swalllowing function in individuals with dysphagia due to upper esophageal dysfunction?

Delavinge, H: What effect does the use of augmentative and alternative communication have on the language development of children with childhood apraxia of speech?

Falkauskas, K: Psychometric properties of cognitive assessments for persons with aphasia

Fuenzalida, S: For children with hearing loss, is Auditory-Verbal Therapy an effective intervention for promoting spoken language? Gallinger, A: What are the factors that increase risk of aspiration pneumonia following abdominal surgery in adult patients?

Gallinger, A: What are the factors that increase risk aspiration pneumonia following abdominal surgery in adult patients?

Giba, L: In adult patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, what are the characteristics of the memory impairment?

Greenwood, L: Exploring the efficacy of explicit instruction of morphological awareness to improve literacy outcomers in school age children

Haque, B: Do simulated learning experiences benefit students in Speech-Language-Pathology?

Howatt Gerber, K: Group therapy for post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation

James, S: Does maternal depression affect children's language development between birth and 36 months of age?

Lweis, T: Exploring the use of discourse analysis in the early identification of Alzheimer's disease

Manalang, C: Does viewing captioned or subtitled television result in improved literacy develoment in school-aged children?

Martin, K: Effectiveness of oral motor interventions (OMIs) for improving feeding/swallowing outcomes in infants/children with swallowing problems

McSheffrey, S: In patients with total laryngectomy, is gender related to quality of life outcomes?

Moore-Nielsen, K: Is animal-assisted therapy (AAT) assoiated with improved communication outcomes for individuals with communication disorders?

Norman, S: In children with hearing loss, is phological awareness related to literacy development?

Pessah, R: Is peer-mediated intervention effective for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders for improving communicative outcomes?

Prescott, Y: In adults with TBI and dysphagia, do cognitive factors influence swallowing outcomes?

Sawicki, S: Can bottle feeding help manage feeding difficulties in newborns with a cleft lip and/or palate and improve their nutritional gain and anthopometric measurements during infancy?

Sohal, I: In elderly individuals experiencing dementia, can music at mealtimes reduce agitation?

Spadafora, K: What are the risk factors that predict post-extubation dysphagia following cardiovascular surgery?

Stanoulis, K: The communication impact of test questions on the conversation of individuals with aphasia

Strande, T: Are dysphonia prevention training programs effective in reducing the incidence of voice disorders in teachers?

Stuyt, S: Do the reading skills of children with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without clef palate resemble their noncleft peers?

Vu, J: Is the assessment of language skills via telerehabilitation comparable to face-to-face assessment in adults with acquired brain injury?

Watson, S: Melodic Intonation Therapy: The influence of pitch and rhythm on therapy outcomes

White, S: Classroom instructional strategies used to support children with specific language impairment or working memory impairment.

Zelwietro, S: What are the factors that contribute to patient non-compliance of SLP swallowing recommendations in the treatment of dysphagia?