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CSD Faculty Scholarship

Faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better speech-language pathologists.

Centanni TM, Pantazis D, Truong DT, Gruen JR, Gabrieli JDE & Hogan TP"Increased Variability of Stimulus-Driver Cortical Responses is Associated with Genetic Variability in Children With and Without Dyslexia." Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Bandini A, Green JR, Taati B, Orlandi S, Zinman L & Yunusova Y: "Automatic Detection of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) From Video-Based Analysis of Facial Movements: Speech and Non-Speech Tasks." 2018 IEEE International Conference.

Bandini A, Green JR, Wang J, Campbell TF, Zinman L & Yunusova Y: "Kinematic Features of Jaw and Lips Distinguish Symptomatic from Presymptomatic Stages of Bulbar Decline in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Perry BJ, Martino R, Yunusova Y, Plowman EK & Green JR"Lingual and Jaw Kinematic Abnormalities Precede Speech and Swalling Impairments in ALS." Dysphagia.

Lee E, Xing F, Ahn S, Reese TG, Wang R, Green JR, Atassi N, Wedeen VJ, Fakhri GE & Woo J: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Based Anatomical Assessment of Tongue Impairment Due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Preliminary Study." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Smith RA, Macklin EA, Myers KJ, Pattee GL, Goslin KL, Meekins GD, Green JR, Shefner JM & Pioro EP: "The Assessment of Bulbar Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Validation of a Self-Report Scale (Center for Neurologic Study Bulbar Function Scale)." European Journal of Neurology.

Christodoulou JA, Bashman J, Corcoran M & Rapport-Schlichtmann G: "Brain and Environment: Implications for Learning." SXSW Ed, Austin, TX.

Christodoulou JA: "Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading: Remediation and Resilience." Research Institute for Learning and Development’s 33rd Annual Learning Differences Conferences, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Halverson K, Meegoda O '18, Beckius H '18, Imhof A, deBode S, Katzir T & Christodoulou JA: "Psychoeducational Outcomes in Children Following Left or Right Hemispherectomy." Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Simione M, Fregni F & Green JR"The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Jaw Function is Task Dependent: Speech, Syllable Repetition and Chewing." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Zuk J, Iuzzini-Seigel J, Cabbage K, Green JR & Hogan TP"Poor Speech Perception is Not a Core Deficit of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Preliminary Findings." Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research.

Adessa M, Stadelman-Cohen TZipse L, Guarino AJ & Heaton JT"Factors Affecting Voice Therapy Completion in Singers." Journal of Voice.

Vallila-Rohter S, Kasparian L, Kaminski O, Schliep M & Koymen S: "Implementing a Standardized Assessment Battery for Aphasia in Acute Care." Seminars in Speech and Language.

Simione M & Green JR"An Exploratory Investigation of the Effects of Whole-Head Vibration on Jaw Movements." Experimental Brain Research.

Krezdorn N, Alhefzi M, Perry B, Aycart MA, Tasigiorgos S, Bueno EM, Green JR, Pribaz JJ, Pomahac B & Caterson EJ: "Trismus in Face Transplantation Following Ballistic Trauma." Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Simione MFregni F & Green JR"The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Jaw Motor Function Is Task Dependent: Speech, Syllable Repetition, and Chewing." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Rong PStipancic K & Green JR: "Predicting Disease-Related Changes in Jaw Contribution to Tongue Movement in ALS Based on a Diadochokinetic Task." 2018 Motor Speech Conference, Savanah, GA.

Stipancic K, Yunusova Y & Green JR: "Minimally Detectable Change and Minimal Clinically Important Difference of Speech Intelligibility and Speaking Rate for Individuals With ALS." 2018 Motor Speech Conference, Savanah, GA.

Allison K, Yunusova Y & Green JR: "Effect of Sentence Length on Intelligibility and Speech Motor Performance in ALS." 2018 Motor Speech Conference, Savanah, GA.

Allen AA, Scholsser RW, Brock KL & Shane HC: "The Effectiveness of Aided Augmented Input Techniques for Persons With Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review." Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Christodoulou J“Reading Difficulty and Disabilities: Brain-behavior Correlates and Response to Intervention.” Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College.

Christodoulou J"Reading Disability and Socioeconomic Status: Brain-Behavior Correlates and Response to Intervention." Twelfth International Summer School on Mind, Brain, and Education, Erice, Italy.

Carrick FR, Abdulrahman M, Hankir A, Zyaruzny M, Najem K, Lungchukiet P & Edwards RA"Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-Otology Curriculum." Frontiers in Neurology.

Feller, M.J. (2017). Developing strategic learners: An SLP’s writing intervention toolkit. Invited presentation (3/23/17) for the annual Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) conference, Richmond, VA.

Lecturer Suzanne Flynn, Professor Howard Shane, Anna Allen '03Christina Yu '16, co-authors: "Just-in-Time Visual Supports to Children with Autism via the Apple Watch®: A Pilot Feasibility Study." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Amanda Fryd ’15, first author, Jarrad H. Van Stan PhD ’16, Director of Research Programs Robert E. Hillman, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Daryush D. Mehta, co-authors: “Estimating Subglottal Pressure From Neck-Surface Acceleration During Normal Voice Production.” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Professor Jordan Green, co-author: "Speech Movement Measures as Markers of Bulbar Disease in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Green, J. R., Simione, M., Le Révérend, B., Wilson, E. M., Richburg, B., Alder, M., Del Valle, M. & Loret, C. (2017). Advancement in Texture in Early Complementary Feeding and the Relevance to Developmental Outcomes. Complementary Feeding: Building the Foundations for a Healthy Life. 

Allison KM, Yunusova Y, Campbell TF, Wang J, Berry JD, Green JK"The Diagnostic Utility of Patient-Report and Speech-Language Pathologists' Ratings for Detecting the Early Onset of Bulbar Symptoms Due to ALS." Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Frontotemporal Degeneration.

Professor Jordan Green, PI: Prolonging Functional Speech in Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Real-Time Virtual Vocal Tract. $949,688 from National Institutes of Health. 07/10/2017 – 06/30/2022.

Haynes C & Smith SL: "Design Questions Regarding a Targeted Writing Intervention for Children with Language Learning Difficulties." PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Seminar, MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Haynes, C. Beyond Graphic Organizers: Word, Sentence and Paragraph Level Strategies for Developing Narrative & Expository Language, California Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Pasadena, March 17.

Haynes C: "Beyond Graphic Organizers: Strategies for Helping Struggling Writers." Keynote address for the Annual Conference of the New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Adjunct Professor James Heaton, Director of Research Programs Robert Hillman, Adjunct Faculty Daryush Mehta, co-authors: "Accuracy of Self-Reported Estimates of Daily Voice Use in Adults With Normal and Disordered Voices." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Adjunct Professor James Heaton, co-author: “The Effectiveness of Low-Level Light Therapy in Attenuating Vocal Fatigue.” Journal of Voice.

Loraine Kagan '15, first author, Adjunct Professor James Heaton, co-author: "The Effectiveness of Low-Level Light Therapy in Attenuating Vocal Fatigue." Journal of Voice.

Galindo GE, Peterson SD, Erath BD, Castro C, Hillman RE & Zanartu M: "Modeling the Pathophysiology of Phonotraumatic Vocal Hyperfunction with a Triangular Glottal Model of the Vocal Folds." Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research.

Director of Research Programs Robert E. Hillman, co-author: “Comparison of Videostroboscopy to Stroboscopy Derived From High-Speed Videoendoscopy for Evaluating Patients With Vocal Fold Mass Lesions.” American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Director of Research Programs Robert Hillman, Adjunct Faculty Daryush Mehta, co-authors: "Comparison of Videostroboscopy to Stroboscopy Derived From High-Speed Videoendoscopy for Evaluating Patients With Vocal Fold Mass Lesions." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Farquharson K, Hogan TP & Bernthal JE: "Working Memory in School-Age Children With and Without a Persistent Speech Sound Disorder." International Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

Professor Tiffany Hogan, co-author: The Structure of Working Memory in Young Children and its Relation to Intelligence. Journal of Memory and Language.

Cowan N, Hogan TP, Alt M, Green S, Cabbage KL, Brinkley S & Gray S: "Short-Term Memory in Childhood Dyslexia: Deficient Serial Order in Multiple Modalities." Dyslexia.

Iuzzini-Seigel, J., Hogan, T.P., Green, J.R. "Speech Inconsistency in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Language Impairment, and Speech Delay: Depends on the Stimuli." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Professor Tiffany P. Hogan, co-author: “Orthography and Modality Influence Speech Production in Adults and Children.” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Hook, P. & Haynes, C. Deficits, Assessment, and Intervention: Reading and Writing. Handbook of Child Language Disorders.

Baylor C, Oelke M, Bamer A, Hunsaker E, Off C, Wallace SE, Pennington S, Kendall D & Yorkston K: "Validating the Communicative Participation Item Bank (Cpib) for Use With People With Aphasia: an Analysis of Differential Item Function (Dif)." Aphasiology.

Iuzzini-Siegel, J., Hogan, T., Green, J.R. Speech Inconsistency in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Language Disorder, and Speech Delay: Depends on the StimuliJournal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Kagan, L.S., & Heaton, J.T. (2017). The Effectiveness of Low-Level Light Therapy in Attenuating Vocal Fatigue. Journal of Voice.

Lambrecht Smith, S. & Mackey, J. (2017). “Books for Babies: Using Literature to Enhance Language Development. Presentation at the Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC) annual conference. Framingham, MA, May 9, 2017.

Mackey, J., Nicholas, M. & Maxwell, L. "Do We (CSD Programs) Truly Value Diversity in our Students? An Open Discussion."  Presentation at the CAPCSD (Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders) annual meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 2017.

Brockmann-Bauser M, Bohlender JE & Mehta DD"Acoustic Perturbation Measures Improve With Increasing Vocal Intensity in Individuals With and Without Voice Disorders." Journal of Voice.

Annette Mitko, CSD’17, co-author: "Relationship between Self-Administered Cues and Rehabilitation Outcomes in Individuals with Aphasia: Understanding Individual Responsiveness to a Technology-Based Rehabilitation Program." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

CSD Chair and Professor Marjorie Nicholas, first author, and OT Chair and Professor Lisa Tabor Connor, co-author: “People with Aphasia Using AAC: Are Executive Functions Important?” Aphasiology.

Doctoral Research Fellow Bridget Perry, co-author: "The Role of Face Transplantation in the Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound." Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery.

Perry BJ, Richburg BD, Pomahac B, Bueno EM & Green JR"The Effects of Lip-closure Exercise on Lip Strength and Function Following Full Facial Transplantation: A Case Report." American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

O'Brien A, O'Brien M, Schlosser RW, Yu C, Allen AA, Flynn S, Costello J & Shane H"Repurposing Consumer Products as a Gateway to Just-In-Time Communication." Seminars in Speech and Language.

Schmidt, C.T., Ward, R.E., Suri, P., Kiely, D.K., Pensheng, N., Anderson, D.E., Bean, J.F. The Association of Neuromuscular Attributes with Performance-Based Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Shane, H. Visual Immersion SystemTM (VIS): Communication Enhancement for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Seminar Presented to the Michigan Speech & Hearing Association Annual Meeting. Troy, Michigan, March 2017

Assistant Professor Sofia Vallila-Rohter, co-author: Evaluating Treatment and Generalization Patterns of Two Theoretically Motivated Sentence Comprehension Therapies. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Espinoza VM, Zanartu M, Van Stan JH, Mehta DD & Hillman RE"Glottal Aerodynamic Measures in Women with Phonotraumatic and Nonphonotraumatic Vocal Hyperfunction." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Jarrad Van Stan, PhD ’16, first author, Adjunct Faculty Daryush Mehta and Director of Research Programs Robert Hillman, co-authors: "Integration of Motor Learning Principles Into Real-Time Ambulatory Voice Biofeedback and Example Implementation Via a Clinical Case Study With Vocal Fold Nodules." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Heller Murray, E.S., Lien Y.S., Van Stan, J.H., Mehta, D.D., Hillman, R.E., Pieter Noordzij, J., Stepp, C.E. "Relative Fundamental Frequency Distinguishes Between Phonotraumatic And Non-Phonotraumatic Vocal Hyperfunction." Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Nip IS, Wilson EM & Kearney L: "Spatial Characteristics of Jaw Movements During Chewing in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study." Dysphagia.

Zipse, L., Murton, O., Dunn, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2017). "Where is the Beat?" Poster presented at the Boston University Speech Motor Control Mini-Symposium. Boston, MA.