Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP
- Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group
- Associate Professor
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is also Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, a collaborative research group that uses behavioral and neuroscience methods to study relationships among learning, language ability, and cognitive factors.
Dr. Zipse specializes in adult neurogenic communication disorders, particularly aphasia and apraxia od speech (AOS). Her research addresses the music-based ingredients of aphasia treatments, speech prosody, and cognitive assessment. She is a committed teacher and research mentor. She coordinates the master’s thesis program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in her lab.
Dr. Zipse’s research interests concern cognitive and language deficits due to stroke and other brain injury in adults. Her work addresses the prosodic and rhythmic processing abilities involved in speech planning, the degree to which these abilities may be preserved in aphasia, and how they may be used in speech and language therapy. In addition, she studies nonverbal cognitive disorders in adults who have experienced brain injury.
Current projects address the following questions:
Kershenbaum, A.,* Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Zipse, L. (2022). The effect of prosodic structure on speech production in people with aphasia: A pilot investigation. Poster presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Bachan, S.,* Canta, A.,* & Zipse, L. (2021). Effects of unison production on sound distortions in people with aphasia. Poster presentation at the ASHA Convention, Washington, D.C.
Metrano, A., Nicholas, A., Vallila Rohter, S., Zipse, L., & Pennington, S. (2021). Understanding event processing in people with aphasia. Poster presentation at the ASHA Convention, Washington, D.C.
Mangione, C.,* Meredith, G.,* Kenworthy, J.,* Arbel, Y., & Zipse, L. (2020). How does feedback processing affect learning in people with traumatic brain injury? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, virtual meeting.
Galassi, M.,* Reid, A.,* & Zipse, L. (2019). Speaking together: Metrical vs. conversational speech in people with aphasia. Poster presentation at the ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL.
*denotes a student
Tilton-Bolowsky, V. E.,* Davis, A. S., & Zipse, L. (2022). Mapping meta-therapy onto the treatment of cognitive-communication and language disorders in adults. Perspectives. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1044/2022_PERSP-22-00072
Quique, Y. M.,* Evans, W. S., Ortega-Llebaría, M., Zipse, L., & Dickey, M. W. (2022). Get in sync: Active ingredients and patient profiles in scripted-sentence learning in Spanish speakers with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(4), 1478-1493. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00060
Curtis, S.,* Nicholas, M. L., Pittmann, R., & Zipse, L. (2020). Tap your hand if you feel the beat: differential effects of tapping in melodic intonation therapy. Aphasiology, 34(5), 580-602. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1621983
Kershenbaum, A.,* Nicholas, M. L., Hunsaker, E., & Zipse, L. (2019). Speak along without the song: What promotes fluency in people with aphasia? Aphasiology, 33(4), 405-428. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2017.1413487
Zipse, L., Worek, A.,* Guarino, A. J., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014). Tapped out: Do people with aphasia have rhythmic processing deficits? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(6), 2234-2245.
*denotes a student