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Presenting at 2016 ASHA Convention

November 17, 2016
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Faculty and alumni from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders participated in 29 seminars and courses, research discussions, and/or poster presentations at the 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, "Everyday Leadership. Leadership Every Day," held on November 17-19. 

Thursday

Rebecca Inzana, Gregory Lof: A Path to Interprofessional Endeavors: Lessons Learned From MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Cara Stepp, Matias Zanartu, Daryush Mehta, Robert Hillman: Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders: Current Results, Clinical Implications, & Future Directions of a Multidisciplinary Research Program.

Stephanie Izzi ’16, Gregory Lof: Identifying Cognitive Biases: Overcoming Thinking Shortcuts for Better Evidence-Based Practice.

Eileen Hunsaker (CSD), Mary Knab (CIPSI), Jane Baldwin (PT), Patricia Reidy (NS), Regina Doherty, (OT) Gail Gall (NS), Clara Gona (NS): Superb Sims: Using Interprofessional Team Simulations to Facilitate Collaborative Practice in Health Care.

Bonnie Halvorson, Adele Raade, Susan Lambrecht-Smith, Mary Riotte, Lesley Maxwell: Stay Calm & Follow the Rubric: Examining Clinical Writing in an In-House Graduate Clinic.

Howard Shane, Amanda O’Brien, Anna Allen '03, Jennifer Abramson '09, Suzanne Flynn, Ralf Schlosser, Christina Yu '16: Enhancing Language in Autism: A Visually Immersive Developmental Framework.

Anna Allen '03, Kristofer Brock, Ralf Schlosser, Howard Shane: Aided Augmented Input Techniques for Persons With Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review.

Kristofer Brock, Ralf Schlosser, Rajinder Koul, Howard Shane: Do Animations Facilitate Understanding of Graphic Symbols in Children With Autism?

Natsumi Asanuma ’15, Marjorie Nicholas, Suzanne Pennington, Lauren Zipse: Auditory Selective Attention Deficits in Mild-Moderate Aphasia: Relation to Formally-Tested & Self-Reported Auditory Comprehension Impairments.

Megan Pattee ’16, Joanna Christodoulou, Matthew Schneps: Effects of Digital Text Modifications on Reading in High School Students With Language-Based Learning Disabilities.

Kristen Allison, Yana Yunusova, Jun Wang, Jordan Green: Perceptual, Instrumental & Self-Detection of Early Bulbar Changes in ALS.

Natalie Albrittain-Ross ’16, Joanna Christodoulou: Processing Speed, Naming Speed & Fluent Reading in Young Readers With & Without Dyslexia.

Mary Riotte, Yael Arbel, Bonnie Halvorson: First Year Graduate Students' Confidence in Clinical Writing: Does it Change Over Time & Why?

Mary Hildebrand (OT), Janet Brown, Holly Wise: Building Collaborative Practice Teams.

Friday

Alex Johnson, Barbara Jacobson: Considering, Implementing & Evaluating New Approaches in Graduate Education.

Marjorie Nicholas, Lynn Brady Wagner, Eileen Hunsaker, Suzanne Pennington, Carla Tierney '10, Marianne Savastano '02, Denise Ambrosi, Mary Hildebrand (OT), Elizabeth Felker: An Interprofessional Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) Based on Life Participation & the ICF.

Susan Lambrecht-Smith, Melissa Feller, Charles Haynes: Increasing the Specificity of Writing Assessment for Children With Reading Disability.

Lara Karpinski ’16, Meg Simione, Brian Richburg, Jordan Green: The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Speech Motor Learning.

Panying Rong, Yana Yunusova, Jordan Green: Differential Effects of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction on Speech Intelligibility During Early & Late Stages of ALS .

Saturday

Marc Maffei ’16, Jarrad Van Stan, PhD ’16, Robert  Hillman: Correlating Ambulatory Voice Measures With Vocal Fatigue Self-Ratings in Individuals With MTD & Normal Controls.

Charles Haynes, Natalie Albrittain-Ross ’16, Emilia Motroni ’16: Creating a Student Service Learning Program From Scratch: A Case Study.

Lucia Hong ’16, Yael Arbel: Learning & Feedback Timing: Comparing Immediate & Delayed Feedback in Healthy Adults.

Rebecca Inzana, Joanna Christodoulou, Melissa Feller, Margaret Kjelgaard, Jennifer Mackey, Meredith O’Dea, Suzanne Pennington: Specialty Concentrations: Added Value for Graduate Students.

Patricia Kelley Nazzaro: Adolescent Language & Literacy: Using Technology to Compensate.

Meghan O’Brien '06, Howard Shane, Ralf Schlosser, Anna Allen '03, Jennifer Abramson, Suzanne Flynn, Christina Yu '16: Autism & the Apple Watch: Just-In-Time Delivery of Visual Supports.

Melissa Feller, Diane Nesman: Helping Struggling Writers Become Strategic at the Paragraph Level.

Sofia Vallila-Rohter, Lauren Zipse, Marjorie Nicholas: Nonverbal Cognition in Aphasia: Why SLPs Should Pay attention to Learning.

Leila Denna ’16, Micah Smith '14, Hossein Najati, Margaret Kjelgaard: Perception of Affective Prosody in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.