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Tabitha H. Kao, MS, CCC-SLP

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Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Department: 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Office Location: 
Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, B79/96, 2nd floor

Tabitha Kao is a speech-language pathologist currently working as a PhD Research Fellow in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab (SFDL), under the direction of Drs. Bridget Perry and Jordan Green​​​. Her research in the SFDL is part of her studies as a student in the PhD in  Rehabilitation Sciences program at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

 


Research Interests

Tabitha is interested in conducting clinical research, specifically investigating assessment and treatment of swallowing impairments in individuals with neurogenic disorders.


Education

BA, Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

MS, Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.

PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts.  (current)
 

Publications

Lu, F., Kao, T., Gilmore, A., Gomez, G., & Sun, D. (2019). Prophylactic measures and intervention for post-surgical dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 100(12): e216. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.10.172

Lu, F., Kao, T.H., Meaux, V., Thomas, S., Rattan, K., & Sun, D.Y. (2019). Understanding dysphagia following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Dysphagia, 34: 948. doi: 10.1007/s00455-109-10022-z

Presentations

Lu, F., Kao, T., Chang, S., Hardeman, M. (2021). Multidisciplinary intervention for chromosome 18 deletion syndromes. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. Washington, D.C.

Lu, F., Kao, T., Cody, J. (2021). Motor speech disorders across the lifespan. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Washington, D.C.

Lu, F., Kao, T.H., Gilmore, A., Gomez, G., & Sun, D.Y. (2019). Prophylactic measures and intervention for post-surgical dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Lu, F., Kao, T.H., Meaux, V., Thomas, S., Rattan, K., & Sun, D.Y. (2019). Understanding dysphagia following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Dysphagia Research Society. San Diego, CA. 

Curriculum Vitae