SLP students present research at state Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference|
SLP students presented research at conference in Harrisburg, Pa.
The following Misericordia University students presented at the state conference with their faculty advisors from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology: Amanda Brath, Nicole Frederick and Sarah Nelson presented, “A Comparison of Quartile Ranking of Utterances in Asperger’s Disorder,’’ with Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor; Amanda Tomaselli offered, “Are ASHA-Accredited Programs Teaching Information about Cultural Diversity?,’’ with Glen Tellis, Ph.D., professor and chair; Cassandra Foy presented, “Bilingual Dementia of Alzheimer’s Type: A Case Study,’’ with Ruixia Yan, Ph.D., associate professor; Mary Elizabeth Gulotta, Claire Cellary and Tomaselli collaborated on “Blood Flow/Concentration Changes Using NIRS/DCS in Stuttering Assessment,’’ with Dr. Glen Tellis.
Midori Rodriquez, B.S., collaborated with Christina Santhouse, CCC-SLP, a graduate of the program, and M. Hunter Manasco, Ph.D., assistant professor, on “Childhood Right Hemispherectomy: Long-Term Recovery.’’ Tomaselli also collaborated with Dr. Glen Tellis on the presentations, “Have SLPs Improved Their Comfort Levels with Assessing/Treating Stuttering’’ and “I am Bullied Because I Stutter: What Help is Available?.”
Heather Arnold, Victoria Flormann and Nelson worked with Lori Cimino, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Dr. Scaler Scott, on “ISCAN: Strengthening Eye Contact for Effective Conversation Skills. “Literacy-Based Treatment in Preschoolers with Atypical Prosody,’’ was offered by Ann Roman, M.S., CCC-SLP, clinical supervisor, Dr. Scaler Scott, Cimino, and students Maria Kidron and Nelson. Ashley Zimmerman and Flormann worked with Cari Tellis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor, on “Measures of Muscle Funcation in Individuals with Voice Disorder.’’ “Three Effective Stuttering Therapies for Children’’ was presented by Adina Rosenthal, M.S., CCC-SLP, Dr. Glen Tellis, Cimino and Tomaselli.
Dr. Yan and Foy presented, “Using Artistic Speech Therapy in Autism: A NIRS Study,’’ and “Using iPad in Improving Phonological Awareness.’’ Dr. Manasco worked with Kearston Healey, B.S., and Rodriguez on “Valence of Therapy Stimuli in Alzheimer’s: Update.’’ Dr. Cari Tellis and her students, Jeanette Perucca, Zimmerman and Flormann, offered “A Physiologic Approach to Voice Therapy.’’
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Several members of the Misericordia University Department of Speech-Language Pathology’s academic community presented their research findings in poster presentations at the annual Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. Misericordia students who presented at the conference included, first row from left, Claire Cellary, Gloversville, N.Y.; Mary Gulotta, Trucksville, Pa.; Sarah Nelson, Morris Plains, N.J.; and Molly O’Connor, Dexter, N.Y.; second row, Jeanette Perucca, Massapequa, N.Y.; Amanda Tomaselli, Trucksville, Pa.; Midori Rodriguez, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Cassandra Foy, Southbury, Conn.; Ashley Zimmerman, Tannersville, Pa.; Heather Arnold, Beaver, Pa., and Victoria Flormann, Prospect, Conn. Absent from photo are Maria Kidron, Elysburg, Pa.; Amanda Brath, Highland Lakes, N.J.; Kearston Healey, Avoca, Pa., and Nicole Frederick, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.