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COMD makes presence known at annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention with 21 presentations

December 15, 2016 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

The Arnold School’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) displayed a depth and breadth of expertise in the COMD field at the 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention held in Philadelphia. Faculty and students presented on a total of 21 topics, including lipreading, speech production, online tools for vocabulary acquisition, reading and spelling, dialects, aphasia, Fragile X syndrome, and many others.  

As one of the largest national events for exchanging scholarship and providing professional education for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, the ASHA convention attracts more than 12,000 attendees annually. In fact, this year’s attendance hit a new record with over 16,100 attendees. The first ASHA convention was held in 1936, and its important role within the field of COMD has only grown since then.

COMD has steadily increased its presence at the ASHA convention over the years, particularly under the guidance of former department chair Elaine Frank. When Frank became chair, she recruited new key faculty with strong research foci, including current COMD Professor Julius Fridriksson.

Subsequent hires during Frank’s tenure as chair and later, during the tenure of current Chair Kenn Apel, have included other outstanding researchers who present their findings at ASHA conventions, including COMD faculty Dirk den Ouden, Daniel Fogerty, Suzanne Adlof, Krystal Werfel, Lesly Wade-Woolley, Roozbeh Behroozmand, and Jessica Klusek. Many faculty members have attend the convention throughout their careers. For example, Apel has never missed a single ASHA convention for the past 34 years. This year, marked his 127th presentation at the annual convention that ASHA hosts.   

“This convention attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world. Scientists from top-tier national and international universities attend to present new research findings,” says Apel. “COMD was proud to have so many of its strong faculty and students sharing their own new research findings with research and clinical scientists from around the globe. Our extensive presence demonstrated the strong commitment our department has to research.”

 

2016 ASHA Papers and Presentations by the Arnold School’s COMD Department

 

Adams, C., & Cook, S. (2016, November). Cluttering: Training, knowledge & confidence of Speech-Language Pathologists. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Adams, C., Montgomery, A., Crass, K., & Reed, P. (2016, November) The sentence effect: Lipreading words in connected speech. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Adlof, S., Scoggins, J. Kapelner, A., McKeown, M., & Perfetti, C. (2016, November). Developing and testing a web-based vocabulary intervention for HS students. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Apel, K., Henbest, V., Rice, J., Bunting, L., Harris, C., & Falkiewicz, E. (2016, November). The development of orthographic knowledge  and its relation to reading & spelling. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Apel, K., Henbest, V., Rice, J., & Werfel, K. (2016, November). The contributions of linguistic awareness skills to reading and spelling in young adults. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Behroozmand, R. (2016, November). Modulation of neural responses to auditory feedback perturbation during speech motor planning. Oral presentation presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Behroozmand, R. & Sangtian, S. (2016, November). Neural basis of sensorimotor adaptation in the speech production system. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Butler, C., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Effects of professional development focused on speech sounds on the explicit phonemic awareness of teachers. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Fitton, L., McIlraith, A., Wood, C., Diehm, E., Brown, J.,  & Adlof, S. (2016 November). When real life happens: A practical approach to interpreting and conducting rigorous research. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.  

Hendricks,  A., & Adlof, S. (2016, November). Language assessment with children who speak non-mainstream dialects. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.  

Hendricks, A. E., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Fatigue in children with hearing loss and its relation to language and literacy skills. A paper presented at the annual convention of the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA 

Kannaley, K., den Ouden, D.B. & Fridriksson, J. (2016, November). Rehabilitating agrammatism in nonfluent aphasia: Could speech entrainment work?  A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Klusek, J., Martin, G. E., & Losh M. (November, 2016). Language & communication in Fragile X syndrome and the Fragile X premutation. Abstract presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Lawrence, S., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Print referencing intervention during shared storybook reading for preschool children with hearing loss. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Linville, H., Crosby-Quinatoa, E., Archer, J. C., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Tracking language development in children with hearing loss using language samples. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Martone, L., Keplinger, K., Harper, K., Burns, A., den Ouden, D.B, & Wade-Woolley, L. (2016, November). Reading through the ears: How McGurk effects reflect reading history. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

McDade, H., Montgomery, A., LoVine, K., & Hennessy, M.  (2016, November). How much of the acoustic signal must a listener hear to recognize it as a word? Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Miller, J. O. (2016, November). Encouraging professionalism through word & deed: A guide for supervisors & mentors. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pound, A., Straley, S., Pemberton, S., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Grammatical morphology in conversational language samples of preschool children with and without hearing loss. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Rice, J., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). The effectiveness of self-regulated strategy development writing intervention for school-age children with hearing loss. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Werfel, K. L., Straley, S., Hendricks, A. E., Pemberton, S., Pound, A., & Douglass, L. (2016, November). Initial findings from the early language and language acquisition in children with hearing loss (ELLA) study. A paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA