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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. Kenn Apel was awarded a three year, US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences grant entitled,  Project MATRS: Morphological Awareness Test for Reading and Spelling, that currently is in its first year.  

Dr. Roozbeh Behroozmand was awarded a five-year grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to explore how brain damage from stroke impacts speech. Dr. Behroozmand also is a co-investigator on an NIH/NIDCD R01 grant entitled, Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Communication in the Human Brain (PI: Greenlee).

Publications

Adlof, S., Klusek, J., Hoffman, A., Chitwood, K., Brazendale, A., Riley, K., Abbeduto., L., Roberts, J. E. (in press). Literacy in children with fragile X syndrome: Phonological awareness and feasibility of intervention. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Adlof, S.M., Scoggins, J., Brazendale, A., & Babb, S., & Petscher, Y.  (in press). Identifying Children at Risk for Language Impairment or Dyslexia with Group-Administered Measures. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Adlof, S.M., Klusek, J., Chitwood, K., Hoffman, A., Brazendale, A., Riley, K., Abbeduto, L., & Roberts, J.E. (in press). Literacy in children with Fragile X Syndrome: Phonological awareness and feasibility of intervention. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 

Adlof, S.M. (2017). Understanding word-reading difficulties in children with language impairment. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(2), 7-81. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG1.71.

Apel, K. (2017). Morphological awareness development and assessment: What do we know.  Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 43, 11-16.

Basilakos, A., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Behroozmand, R., Hanayik, T., Naselaris, T., Gaizo, J.D., Breedlove, J., Vandergrift, W.A. 3rd, Bonilha, L. (2017). Activity associated with speech articulation measured through direct cortical recordings. Brain and Language, 169, 1-7.

Basilakos A, Smith KG, Fillmore P, Fridriksson J, Fedorenko E. (2017). Functional Characterization of the Human Speech Articulation Network. Cereb Cortex, 27, 1-15.

Bonilha L, Fridriksson J. (2017). Home-based therapy for chronic Wernicke's aphasia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 88(7), 539

Gleichgerrcht, E., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., & Bonilha, L. (2017). Connectome-based lesion-symptom mapping (CLSM): a novel approach to map neurological function. Neuroimage: Clinical

Hendricks, A. & Adlof, S.M. (2017). Language assessment with children who speak non-mainstream dialects: Examining the effects of scoring modifications in norm-referenced assessment. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_LSHSS-16-0060.

Hennessy, N, & Apel, K. (2017). Morphological awareness: How the pieces add up. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 43, 7-9.

Hillis AE, Rorden C, Fridriksson (2017). J. Brain regions essential for word comprehension: Drawing inferences from patients. Ann Neurol, 81(6), 759-768

Klusek, J., LaFauci, G., Adayev, T., Brown, W. T., Tassone, F., & Roberts, J. E. (2017). Reduced vagal tone in women with the FMR1 premutation is associated with FMR1 mRNA but not depression or anxiety. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 9, 1-16.

Johari K, Behroozmand R. (2017). Temporal Predictive Mechanisms Modulate Motor Reaction Time during Initiation and Inhibition of Speech and Hand Movement. Human Movement Science

Marebwa, B.K., Fridriksson, J., Yourganov, G., Feenaughty, L., Rorden, C., & Bonilha, L. (2017). Chronic post-stroke aphasia severity is determined by fragmentation of residual white matter networks. Sci Rep. 7(1), 8188

McKinnon, ET, Fridriksson J, Glenn GR, Jensen JH, Helpern JA, Basilakos A, Rorden C, Shih AY, Spampinato MV, Bonilha L. (2017). Structural plasticity of the ventral stream and aphasia recovery. Ann Neurol, 82(1), 147-151

Shahid, S., Sebastian, R., Tippet, D., Saxena, S., Wright, A., Hanayik, T., Breining, B., Bonilha, L. Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Hillis, A.E. (2017). Regional Brain Dysfunction Associated with Semantic Errors in Comprehension. Human Brain Mapping, 38(6), 2990-3000

Werfel, K. L. (in press). Emergent literacy skills in preschool children with hearing loss who use spoken language: Initial findings from the ELLA study. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Werfel, K. L., Hendricks, A. E., & Schuele, C. M. (in press). The potential of past tense marking in oral reading as a clinical marker of SLI in school-age children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Werfel, K. L. (in press). Emergent literacy skills in preschool children with hearing loss who use spoken language: Initial findings from the ELLA study. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Werfel, K. L. (in press). Phonetic transcription training improves adults’ explicit phonemic awareness: Evidence from undergraduate students. Communication Disorders Quarterly.

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.