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Kaila Stipancic, MA, CCC-SLP

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Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Department: 
Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Office Location: 
Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Building 79/96

Kaila Stipancic is Doctoral Student Research Fellow in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab under the direction of Dr. Jordan Green. She is also a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at the Institute.

Prior to entering the program, Kaila completed her clinical fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in their Voice and Swallow clinic. She specialized in the assessment and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders.


Research Interests

Kayla's research interests are in motor control of speech and swallowing in adults with neurologic diseases. Her doctoral work to date has examined the measurement of intelligibility deficits in persons with ALS and factors contributing to reduced speech intelligibility in this population. Her upcoming work will focus neuroplastic changes in sensorimotor cortex as a result of oromotor functions.


Education

BA, Speech and Language Sciences & Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
MA, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Publications

Stipancic, K. L., Yunusova, Y., Berry, J. D., & Green, J. R. (in press). Minimally detectable change and minimal clinically important difference of a decline in sentence intelligibility and speaking rate for individuals with ALS. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Pattee, G. L., Plowman, E. K., Brooks, B. R., Berry, J. D., Atassi, N., Garand, K.,…Stipancic, K.,…Green, J. (2017). Best practices protocol for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction: Summary recommendations from the NEALS bulbar subcommittee symposium. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 1-2.

Presentations

Stipancic, K. L., Yunusova, Y., Berry, J. D., & Green, J. R. (2017). Minimally detectable change and minimal clinically important difference of a decline in sentence intelligibility and speaking rate for individuals with ALS. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Los Angeles, CA. 

Stipancic, K. L., Yunusova, Y., Berry, J. D., & Green, J. R. (2018). Minimally detectable change and minimal clinically important difference of a decline in sentence intelligibility and speaking rate for individuals with ALS. Poster presentation. Conference on Motor Speech. Savannah, GA.  

Rong, P., Stipancic, K., Green, J. (2018). Predicting disease-related changes in jaw contribution to tongue movement in ALS based on a diadochokinetic task. Poster presentation. Conference on Motor Speech. Savannah, GA.  

Green, J., Connaghan, K., Yunusova, Y., Stipancic, K., Gutz, S., & Berry, J. (2018). Vocal changes across disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Poster presentation. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Victoria, BC, Canada. 

Stipancic, K., Yunusova, Y., & Green, G. (2018). Robust talkers: Natural compensation for impaired speech motor control in individuals with ALS. Technical research session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA. 

Mancini, A., Stipancic, K., Richburg, B., & Green, J. (2018). Evaluation of post-stroke facial asymmetry using 3D depth-sensing facial motion tracking. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Perry, P., Martino, R., Plowman, E., Stipancic, K., Sullivan, S., Berry, J., & Green, J. (2018). The relation between lingual biomechanics during swallowing & swallowing function in persons diagnosed with ALS. Technical research session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Green, J., Connaghan, K., Yunusova, Y., Stipancic, K., Gutz, S., & Berry, J. (2018). Exploring voice measures to track disease onset and progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Poster presentation. International Symposium on Motor Neuron Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Glasgow, UK.