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COMD Notables

Congratulations to our COMD faculty, students and staff members for their recent notable accomplishments and recognitions! Please inform Felicia Hunter (fhunter@mailbox.sc.edu) of other notable accomplishments and recognitions by COMD faculty, students and staff as they occur so that we can share and celebrate our hard work!

Grants

Dr. Suzanne Adlof was awarded a three year, US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences grant entitled, Developing an Online Tutor to Accelerate High School Vocabulary Acquisition, that currently is in a fourth year, no cost extension.  She also is the principal investigator on a University of South Carolina Vice President for Research (ASPIRE-III) grant entitled,  m-Eye Lab: Mobile Eyetracking Lab for Research with Special Populations.

Dr. Roozbeh Behroozmand is a co-investigator on an NIH/NIDCD R01 grant entitled, Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Communication in the Human Brain (PI: Greenlee).

Dr. Julius Fridriksson is PI on several grants. Notably, he is PI on a large NIH P50 center grant entitled, Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR). Dirk denOuden is a co-investigator on this grant. Dr. Fridriksson also is PI on an NIDCD R01 grant entitled, Trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation to Treat Aphasia: Phase II Trial, and a NIDCD R21 grant: Speech Entrainment Treatment for Broca's AphasiaRoozbeh Behroozmand is a Co-investigator on this latter grant.  He is the local PI for the NIDCD R01grant entitled, Integrative Functions of the Planum Temporale (PI: Hickock).

Dr. Dan Fogerty was awarded an NIDCD R01 grant entitled, Maximizing speech recognition under adverse listening conditions.

Dr. Lesly Wade-Woolley was awarded two USC internal grants: How children spell vowels in long words and Phonological memory, phonemes and prosody in subtypes of poor readers (co-investigator with Suzanne Adlof). Lesly also has  grant via the Humanities Research Council of Canada entitled, Understanding the role of prosody in reading.

Dr. Krystal Werfel is principal investigator of an NIH, NIDCD R03 grant entitled, Early Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Hearing Loss. She also was funded via the USC Office of the Provost for her grant entitled, An Investigation of Minimal Hearing Loss in Students with Reading Impairments.

Publications

Chan, J. S. & Wade-Woolley, L. (in press). Explaining phonology and reading in adult learners: Introducing prosodic awareness and executive functions to reading ability. Journal of Research in Reading.

Adlof, S.M., Frishkoff, G., Dandy, J.D., & Perfetti, C.A. (2016). Effects of induced orthographic and semantic knowledge on subsequent learning: A test of the partial knowledge hypothesis. Reading and Writing, 29, 475-500. DOI 10.1007/s11145-015-9612-x.

Adlof, S.M., & Patten, H. (in press). Nonword repetition and vocabulary knowledge as predictors of children’s phonological and semantic word learning. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Al Otaiba, S., Allor, J., Werfel, K. L., & Clemons, N. (2016). Critical components of phonemic awareness training: Recommendations for teacher training and for future research. In R. Schiff & M. Joshi (Eds.). Handbook of interventions in learning disabilities. New York, NY: Springer.

Apel, K., & Henbest, V.S. (2016). Affix meaning knowledge in first through third grade students. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 47, 148-156. doi:10.1044/2016_LSHSS-15-0050

Boccanfuso, L. Scarborough, S., Abramson, R.K., Hall, A.V., Wright, H.H., & O’Kane, J.M. (2016). A low-cost socially assistive robot and robot-assisted intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Field trials and lessons learned. Autonomous Robotics: Special Issue on Assistive and Rehabilitation

Brimo, D., Apel, K., & Fountain, T. (in press). Examining the contributions of syntactic awareness and syntactic knowledge to reading comprehension. Journal of Research in Reading.

Behroozmand, R., Oya. H., Nourski, K.V., Kawasaki, H., Larson, C.R., Brugge, J.F., Howard, M.A., & Greenlee, J.D. (2016). neural correlates of vocal production and motor control in human Heschl’s Gyrus. Journal of Neuroscience.

Behroozmand, R., Sangtian, S., Korzyukov, O., & Larson, C.R. (2016) A temporal predictive code for voice motor control: Evidence from ERP and behavioral responses to pitch-shifted auditory feedback. Brain Research.

Chen, F. & Fogerty, D. (in press). Factors affecting the intelligibility of sine-wave speech. In INTERSPEECH

Den Ouden, D.B., Dickey, M. W., Anderson, C., & Christianson, K. (2016). Neural correlates of early-closure garden-path processing: Effects of prosody and plausibility. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(5), 926-949

Fogerty, D., Ahlstrom, J.B., Bologna, W.J., & Dubno, J.R. (in press). Glimpsing speech in the presence of non-simultaneous amplitude modulations from a competing talker: Effect of modulation rate, age, and hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Fogerty, D. & Chen, F. (in press). Vowel fundamental and formant frequency contributions to English and Mandarin sentence intelligibility. In INTERSPEECH.

Fogerty, D., Humes, L.E., & Busey, T.A. (2016). Age-related declines in early sensory memory during the identification of rapid auditory and visual stimulus sequences. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:90. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00090

Fogerty, D. & Xu, J. (in press). Speech recognition during interference by the temporal and spectral properties of a single competing talker. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

 Gibbs II, B.E., & Fogerty, D. (in press). Glimpsing predictions for natural and vocoded sentence intelligibility during modulation masking: Effect of the glimpse cutoff criterion. In INTERSPEECH

Johnson, A., Prelock, P., & Apel, K. (2016). IPE 101: Introduction to interprofessional education and practice for speech-language pathology. In A. Johnson (Ed),  Interprofessional Education  and Interprofessional Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction and Case-Based Examples of Implementation in Education and Health Care Settings. Rockville, Maryland: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Klusek, J., McGrath, S. E., Abbeduto, L. E., & Roberts, J. E. (2016). Pragmatic language features of mothers with the FMR1 premutation are associated with the language outcomes of adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 49-61.

Malyutina, S., & Den Ouden, D.B. (2016). What is it that lingers? Garden-path (mis)interpretations in younger and older adults. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(5), 880-906.

Malyutina, S., Richardson, J.D. & Den Ouden, D.B. (2016). Verb argument structure in narrative speech: Mining AphasiaBank. Seminars in Speech & Language, 37(1), 34-47.

Sharpe, V., Fogerty, D. & Den Ouden, D.B. (in press). The role of fundamental frequency and temporal envelope in processing sentences with temporary syntactic ambiguities. Language and Speech.

Smith, K.G. & Fogerty, D. (accepted). Integration of partial information for spoken and written sentence recognition by older listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Straley, S., Werfel, K. L., & Hendricks, A. E. (2016). Spelling in written stories of school-age children with cochlear implants. Deafness and Education International, online ahead of print.doi: 10.1080/14643154.2016.1143168

Wade-Woolley, L. & Heggie, L. (2016). Linguistic stress and reading: More than phonological awareness. In J. Thomson & L. Jarmulowicz (Eds.) Linguistic Rhythm and Literacy. John Benjamins Publishers: New York.

Wade-Woolley, L. (2016). Prosodic and phonemic awareness in children’s reading of long and short words. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 29,371-382.

Werfel, K. L., Douglas, M., & Ackal, L. (in press). Small-group phonological awareness training for prekindergarten children with hearing loss who wear cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Deafness and Education International. doi: 10.1080/14643154.2016.1190117

Werfel, K. L., & Hendricks, A. E. (2016). Identifying minimal hearing loss and managing its effects on literacy learning. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 48, 213-17. doi: 10.1177/0040059915626135

Werfel, K. L., & Hendricks, A. E. (2016). The relation between child versus parent report of chronic fatigue and language/literacy performance in school-age children with cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 37, 216-224. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000242

Yourganov, G., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Gleichgerrcht, E., Bonilha, L. (in press). Multivariate connectome-based symptom mapping in post-stroke patients: networks supporting language and speech. Journal of Neuroscience.

Presentations

Adams, C. & Cook, S. (2016, February). Bringing it together: Fluency groups for therapy and support. Presentation made to the South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Columbia, SC. 

Archer, J. C. (2016, February). Keeping Dynamic Stimuli FUN: How to Balance Technology and Behavior. Podium presentation given at the annual South Carolina Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Columbia, SC.

Archer, J. C., Crosby-Quinatoa, G. (2016, February). Ling 6: Not just for the Audiologist--Interprofessional Use of Ling 6 in Schools. Podium presentation given at the annual South Carolina Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Columbia, SC.

Archer, J.C.& Crosby-Quinatoa, G. (2016, February). Not just for the Audiologist: Interprofessional use of the Ling 6 in Schools. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbia, SC.

Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L., Yourganov, G., Rorden, C., Feenaughty, L., den Ouden, D.-B., Fogerty, D., & Fridriksson, J. (2016). Using acoustic measures to refine the differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech: a behavioral and multimodality neuroimaging study. Presentation to the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, England.

Crosby-Quinatoa, G., Earnhardt, C., Mason, M., & Bennett, C. (2016, February). MAC-Practicing the 3Cs: Cross (or Critical) - Cultural Competence in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbia, SC.

Dawson, M., Kearney, D. & Varnedoe, D.R. (2016, February). Quality assessments and Interventions with Infants and Toddlers. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbia, SC.

Dixon, S., & Carter, M.C. (2016). Parent-Educator Partnership: Granting Student Success. Pre-Conference Workshop presented at the AG Bell National Convention.  

Fogerty, D. (2016). The contribution of amplitude modulations from speech and competing noise sources for speech recognition. Invited presentation to the special session on Lessons from Interrupted Speech: Methods and Models at the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT.

Fogerty, J. & Fogerty, D. (2016). The use of music and sign to support early word learning: A feasibility case study. Poster presented at the Great Lakes Region conference for the American Music Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Heggie, L., Fraser, C. & Wade-Woolley, L. (2016, April). Prosody, phonological awareness, and word reading in Korean ELLs and English monolinguals. Presented at CCERBAL Bilingue des la naissance: Processus, pedagogie et politique, Ottawa, Canada.

Klusek, J., Schmidt, J., Porter, A., & Roberts, J.E. (2016, May). Cardiac vagal tone predicts eye gaze fixation in the broad autism phenotype. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore,MD.

Krimm, H., Werfel, K. L., & Schuele, C. M. (2016, June). Knowledge of derivational morphology in children with SLI. Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Martin, G. E., Bush, L., Klusek, J., & Losh, M. (accepted). A multi-method approach to characterizing conversational skills in boys and girls with fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder.Poster accepted for presentation at the International Fragile X Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Miller, J. (2016, February). Encouraging Professionalism through Word and Deed: A Guide for Supervisors and Mentors. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbia, SC.

Rague, L., Caravella, K. E., Klusek, J., & Roberts, J. E. (2016, May). Gesture development from 9 to 24 months ininfants with Fragile X Syndrome, Infant Siblings of Children with Autism and Typically Developing Infants. Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Rague, L., Caravella, K. E., Klusek, J., & Roberts, J. E. (2016, March). Early gesture use in 12 month old infants with Fragile X Syndrome, infant siblings of children with autism and typically developing infants. Presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Straley, S., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, June). Complex syntax and narrative structure in written stories of children with cochlear implants. Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Werfel, K. L., & Krimm, H. (2016, June). Prevalence of literacy impairments in children with SLI.Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Werfel, K. L., Straley, S., Hendricks, A. E., & Pemberton, S. (2016, June). Early language and literacy acquisition of children with hearing loss. Annual Symposium on Research in Child Disorders, Madison, WI.

Wigand, J., Archer, J.C., Crosby-Quinatoa, G., Herrod-Burrows, H. N. (2016, June). Utilizing Complementary Accessories To Maximize Communication. Podium presentation given at the annual A. G. Bell Convention, Denver, CO.

Wigand, J., Archer, J.C., Crosby-Quinatoa, G., Herrod-Burrows, H. N. (2016, May). Utilizing Complementary Accessories To Maximize Communication. Podium presentation given at the annual ACIA Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wigand, J., Herrod-Burrows, H, Crosby-Quinatoa, E., & Archer, J. (2016, May). Maximizing communication with hearing aids and implantable devices utilizing wireless accessories.  Presented during the 14th International Conference on Cochlear Implants, American Cochlear Implant Alliance – Toronto, CA.

Wigand, J., Herrod-Burrows, H, Crosby-Quinatoa, E., & Archer, J. (2016, July). Maximizing communication with hearing aids and implantable devices utilizing wireless accessories. Presented during the 2016 Alexander Graham Bell Conference – Denver, CO.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Roozbeh Behroozmand and Sarah Scarborough were featured in the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Members Research and Reports (January.21.2016): South Carolina Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms with Therapy and Research. http://www.aspph.org/south-carolina-improves-parkinsons-symptoms-with-therapy-and-research/

Dr. Krystal Werfel was invited to speak at the ASHA Connect conference held in Mineapolis, MN, July8-10, 2016. Her presentation was entitled, Literacy acquisition in children with hearing loss: Implications for assessment and intervention. 

COMD Student News

COMD Master of Speech Pathology (MSP) student Katherine Pensa (graduating class of 2017) received a grant from Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Global Inc.  She will use her award to test the Name Game with two aphasia patients. This video application game shows a photo of a common object or animal (e.g., a goat), which the player then names. During this exchange, the application assesses the speed and fluency of the player’s response and provides feedback. Her mentor is Dr. Dirk denOuden.

Sara Straley, an MSP student (graduating class of 2017), was selected for the 2016 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award. The SPARC Award is offered as part of ASHA's Strategic Objective to Increase Research Commitment. The goal of SPARC is to foster students' interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia to fill faculty/researcher vacancies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). It allows students to prepare for successful PhD education and exciting careers in research and teaching. Sara’s mentor is Dr. Krystal Werfel.