Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

The department conducts extensive research on communication access technology and rehabilitation for Deaf and hard of hearing people through its Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement. Faculty, staff, and students conduct research on hearing, speech, spoken and visual language, and balance assessment and intervention across the human lifespan.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiology Students: Student and Preceptor Perspectives

ID: 3956
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2020
End Date: September 2021

Description

This project is an ongoing research survey on the perspectives of deaf and hard of hearing AuD students and audiology preceptors.

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Language disorder in deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children: Typical acquisition and profiles of specific language impairment

ID: 4023
Status: Ongoing
Start date: January 2020
End Date: September 2021

Description

There is a need for assessments of sign language development that have utility in the educational and clinical setting for discriminating typical language acquisition from atypical language acquisition. While procedures have been used for research purposes, they require specialized training and/or require an extensive amount of time to analyze. There are a limited number of available assessments designed for assessment in real-world educational settings including checklists for early childhood or assessment of specific areas (e.g. receptive ASL syntax). They have a restricted scope of age range or domains of language skills, however. The current study is investigating a variety of measures of language development to identify those that are effective and efficient in differentiating typical from disordered sign language development.

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Prosody in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3993
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2017
End Date: September 2025

Description

The purpose of this project is to develop a profile of prosodic strengths and weaknesses between and within etiologies of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Rapp, J., Loveall, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2019). Are verbal or nonverbal abilities more related to prosody in adults with intellectual disability? American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Thome, E.K., Loveall, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2019). The prosodic abilities of individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.


Recognizing and using emotional and grammatical facial expressions in deaf children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

ID: 3991
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2019
End Date: September 2025

Description

The purpose of this study is to assess how deaf signers, with or without diagnosed intellectual or other communication disorders, use facial expressions during signed communication using the newly developed Evaluation of Prosodic Elements of ASL (EPE-ASL).

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Semantic Congruity Effects in Non-Native ASL Interpreters with Signed Sentences: An ERP Study

ID: 3706
Status: Ongoing
Start date: April 2019

Description

A cognitive neuroscience experiment of how ASL experience changes neural processing of ASL grammatical errors.

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vHIT Uses and Procedures: A Survey of Audiologists

ID: 3955
Status: Ongoing
Start date: July 2020
End Date: May 2021

Description

The vHIT measures semicircular canal function in patients with a suspected vestibular disorder. The clinician creates small but brisk head turns in the directions of the six semicircular canals. Each head turn results in reflexive eye movement to the opposite direction of the head turn, which will allow the subject to maintain focus on a visual target. When the reflex loop between the semicircular canals and the eyes is interrupted, the timing of the eye movements are delayed and measured by the vHIT system. The vHIT has been added to vestibular test batteries in many clinics that provide vestibular services. Because vHIT is a novel assessment tool, the protocols are not solidified. Therefore, modifications to these protocols may be needed depending on the patient population for other factors. In many audiologic assessment tools, a large contributing factor to the need for modification is age. For vHIT, in particular, a client’s age must be taken into account during setup, performance, and data analysis. It would be beneficial to the audiology community to see a comparison of more than two populations in regard to various trends for vHIT procedures and results, since few studies have reported on this. It also is not known whether or not the modifications used in some studies are adopted by the community and how successful they are. This study should provide important data to fellow researchers who utilize this procedure in their vestibular test battery to aid them in maintaining consistency when testing and in choosing which techniques to implement into their practice.

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What information is provided to families of newly identified deaf/hard of hearing children?

ID: 3961
Status: Ongoing
Start date: January 2020
End Date: December 2020

Description

When a child is identified as deaf/hard of hearing, parents are faced with the decision of cochlear implantation (CI). There is currently no policy regarding what information must be provided during the informed consent process. The purpose of this project is to investigate the informed consent process for pediatric cochlear implantation with a focus on the frequently omitted psychosocial, linguistic, and cultural aspects of development with a CI. More specifically, the project is designed to: 1. Identify what information is provided to parents during the informed consent process 2. Determine the percentage of audiologists providing alternatives to CIs 3. Determine the percentage of audiologists present all available communication modalities 4. Determine the percentage of audiologists discuss the long-term risks of cochlear implantation It was hypothesized that: All communication modalities are not discussed by 50%, or more, of audiologists. All long term risks associated with cochlear implantation (e.g. psychosocial implications) are not discussed by 50%, or more, of audiologists. Alternatives to CI are not discussed by 50%, or more, of audiologists. Pediatric audiologists were recruited via a mailing list of 500 individuals, obtained from American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Further recruitment was through private social media groups dedicated to audiologists. Seventeen responses were obtained. The survey was conducted online through Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). Future implications of this study may indicate the need for development of a structured policy to ensure parents have equal access to the information prior to proceeding with CI. The research may also reveal a need for restructuring audiology curricula to include a more in-depth education on CI alternatives.

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Scholarship and creative activity

2018

Medina, M., Seal, B., Cronin, G., & Cushner, D. (March, 2018). Deaf parents' use of touch with their deaf and hearing infants. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

2019

Zaleski-King, A., Goupell, M. J., Barac-Cikoja, D., & Bakke, M. (2018). "Bimodal cochlear implant listeners' inability to perceive minimal audible angle differences," Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. Epub ahead of print.

2017

Barac-Cikoja, D., Cole, K., Frick, A., Pizappi, N. (2016, August). Using self-directed exploration to optimize hearing aid use in a noisy environment. Poster presented at International Hearing Aid Research Conference (IHCON), Lake Tahoe, CA.

2018

DePaolis, R., McQuilken, C., & Seal, B. (July 3, 2018). A pediatrician-based intervention to promote language development. Presented at the International Congress on Infant Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Seal, B., & Garrido-Nag, K. (2018, July). Selecting students for inter-professional training initiatives. Presented at the Office of Special Education Programs Annual Meeting. Arlington, VA.

Seal, B., & Power-deFur, L. (2018, July). Court? The SLP as a Witness in Legal Proceedings (With a Word about Prevention). Presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Schools Connect 2018. Baltimore, MD.

Seal, B., DePaolis, R., McQuilken, C., & Ingram, S. (July 3, 2018). Building bridges across agencies to identify communication needs of infants born in poverty. Presented at the International Congress on Infant Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Seal, B., Medina, M. & Cristiano, V. (2018, July). Deaf parents' use of touch to communicate with their 10-month-old infants. Presented at the International Congress on Infant Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2017

Garrido-Nag, K. (2016). Bimodal-Bilingual Context and Literacy. Gallaudet University Research Expo, March 24, 2016, Washington DC

Garrido-Nag, K., Segismundo, M.S., Cika, K., (2017). From graduate classrooms to elementary classroom: Using Harry Potter and Holes to teach context based language. ASHA Connect, New Orleans, LA.

2015

Garrido-Nag, K. (2015, July). The effects of attention on speech perception in infants. Presented at the Frontiers in Hearing: Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening Symposium, Denver, CO.

Garrido-Nag, K., Strasser, A., Koo, D., & Pick, L. (2014, November). Phonological access in deaf undergraduate native american sign language users. Presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Diego, CA.

Guardino, D., Koo, D., Garrido-Nag, K., & Koo, L. (2015, February). Verbal fluency performance among deaf readers. Presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Hisagi, M., Garrido-Nag, K., Datta, H., & Shafer, V. (2015). ERP indices of speech processing in bilinguals, bilingualism. Language and Cognition, 18(2).

2015

Jaiswal, S., (2014). The role of vocal fold longitudinal tension in voicing transitions during speech. Presented at the International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kochis-Jennings, K. A., Finnegan, E. M., Hoffman, H. T., Jaiswal, S., & Hull, D. (2014). Cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle dominance in vocal register control: Preliminary results. Journal of Voice, 28(5), 652-e21.

2017

Klein E., Jaiswal, S., Seal, B. & Nicodemus, B. (2016). Is there a Content Related Difference in Acoustic Prosody during ASL to Spoken English Interpretation? Poster presented at American Speech and Hearing Association Annual National Convention at Philadelphia, PA; November 17-21.

Klein E., Jaiswal, S., Seal, B. & Nicodemus, B. (2017). Acoustic Prosody during ASL to Spoken English Interpretation. Poster presented at Gallaudet Research Expo at Washington D.C; March 30

Klein E., Jaiswal, S., Seal, B. & Nicodemus, B. (2017). Acoustic Prosody during ASL to Spoken English Interpretation. Poster presented at International Interpreting Symposium at Washington D.C; April 1.

2015

Kwon, B. J. (2014, October). Sound effects with auditory syntax (AUX). Presented at the meeting of Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, IN.

Kwon, B. J. (2015, February). Fundamentals of AUX (auditory syntax) and its use in research and education. Presented at the meeting of Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.

Kwon, B. J., & Perry, T. T. (2014). Identification and multiplicity of double vowels in cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1983-1996.

Perry, T. T., & Kwon, B. J. (2015). Amplitude fluctuations in a masker influence lexical segmentation in cochlear implant users. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2070-2079.

2017

Kwon Bomjun J, Holden Laura J, Lopez Brynn, Holden Tim, Cooper Jeffrey, Firszt Jill. (2017, July). Self-exploration of MAPs by cochlear implant users. Poster presented at Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, California.

2019

McCann, J.P. (2019). Bridging the gap for language development. Opening seminar presented at the American Society for Deaf Children.Cumberland, MD.

McCann, J.P. (2019). Parents partnering with providers to identify sign vocabulary that packs a punch. Seminar presented at the American Society for Deaf Children, Newark, DE.

2013

Kochkin, S., Beck, D. L., Christensen, L. A., Medwetsky, L., Northern, J., Sweetow, R., & Taylor, B. (2012). Why consumers return hearing aids: A guide for reducing hearing aid returns. Better Hearing Institute: MarkeTrak VIII.

Medwetsky, L. (2011). Spoken-Language processing model for auditory processing disorders: The intertwining of cognition, language, and auditory processing. Presented at the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, Rochester, NY.

Medwetsky, L. (2012). Utilizing computer software as a management tool for addressing CAPD. In D. Geffner & D. Swain (Eds.), Auditory processing disorders: Assessment, management and treatment (2nd ed.) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Medwetsky, L. (2013). A comprehensive approach to assessing/managing spoken language processing disorders (SL-PD). Presented at the meeting of the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, & Language Association, Raleigh, NC.

Medwetsky, L. (2013). Listen up to smarter, smaller hearing aids/Interviewer: Jon Hamilton. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/08/176225511/listen-up-to-smarter-smaller-hearing-aids

Medwetsky, L. (2013). Overview of Gallaudet's peer-mentoring program. Presented at the meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Portland, OR.

Moncrieff, D., Bellis, T. J., Lucker, J. R., & Medwetsky, L. (2013). Grand rounds on auditory processing disorder. Panel presentation for the American Academy of Audiology. Retrieved from http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/audio/session.php?id=11322

2015

Medwetsky, L. (2014). Transitioning from high school to college: helpful hints. Hearing Loss Magazine, 2014(November/December), 32-35.

Medwetsky, L. (2014, November). Disentangling central auditory processing test findings: A road to greater clarity. Presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

Medwetsky, L. (2014, October). Part 1. Auditory processing disorders: Assessment, mechanisms, & breakdowns. Presented at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center Continuing Clinical Competencies Series, Buffalo, NY.

Medwetsky, L. (2014, October). Part 2. Auditory processing disorders: Intervention. Presented at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center Continuing Clinical Competencies Series, Buffalo, NY.

Medwetsky, L. (2015). Hearing aid connectivity: Bridging a closer connection to the world of sound. Hearing Loss Magazine, 2015(July/August), 18-22.

Medwetsky, L. (2015). Mobile device apps for people with hearing loss. Hearing Loss Magazine, 2015(September/October), 20-23, 29.

Medwetsky, L. (2015). Resources worth their weight in gold: Gallaudet University's peer mentoring program. Hearing Loss Magazine, 34-35.

Medwetsky, L. (2015, April). Comprehensive audiological assessment of individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Presented at the meeting of the New York State Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Rochester, NY.

Medwetsky, L. (2015, April). Spoken-language processing approach to assessment and management of auditory processing disorders. Presented at the New York State Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Rochester, NY.

Medwetsky, L. (2015, May). Spoken-language processing approach to assessment and intervention of auditory spoken-language processing disorders. Presented at the meeting of the Maryland Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Towson, MD.

Medwetsky, L. (2015, May). Spoken-language processing model: A conceptualization guiding the assessment and intervention of auditory processing disorders. Presented at the meeting of the Maryland Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Towson, MD.

2016

Medwetsky L (2015). Mobile device apps for people with hearing loss: Part 2. Hearing Loss Magazine. November-December: 26-32.

Medwetsky, L. & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2016, April 15). Theoretical model for speech contrast perception and its application to assessment and habilitation. Presented at The American Academy of Audiology, Phoenix, AZ.

Medwetsky, L. & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2016,April ) Auditory Discrimination of English Phonemes: Hierarchy of Difficulty. Presented at the American Academy of Audiology, Phoenix, Az

Medwetsky, L. (2015). Mobile device apps for people with hearing loss: Part 1. Hearing Loss Magazine; September-October: 20-23, 29.

Medwetsky, L. (2015, October). Perception of Speech Contrasts as a Function of the Degree of Hearing Loss/Processing Related Deficits: Implications for Assessment and Intervention. Presented at the HESP Seminar series at the Unversity of Maryland, College Park MD.

Medwetsky, L. (2016). Auditory brainstem response testing for early detection of hearing loss and abnormaslities of the auditory nervous system. Hearing Loss Magazine. July-August: 40-43.

Medwetsky, L. (2016). I can hear but I can't understand. Hearing Loss Magazine. March-April: 28-30.

Medwetsky, L. (2016). Otoacoustic emissions testing: A criticdal procedure for detecting hearing loss. Hearing Loss Magazine. May-June: 20-23.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, April). Interpreting Central Auditory Processing Test Findings: Not That Straightforward. Presented at the American Academy of Audiology, Phoenix, Az.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, April). Spoken-Language Processing Approach: Encompassing Auditory Processing Within a Broader Framework. Presented at the American Academy of Audiology, Phoenix, Az.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, June). A Comprehensive Approach to Assessing/ Managing Spoken-Language Processing Disorders (S-LPD). Presented at the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association. Lafayette, La.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, June). Hearing Aid Connectivity: Bridging a Closer Connection to the World of Sound. Presented at the Hearing Loss Association of America convention, Washington, DC.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, June). Interpreting Spoken-Language Test Findings: Not That Straightforward. Presented at the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association. Lafayette, La.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, June). The Spoken-Language Processing Approach: Broadening our Conceptualization of Central Auditory Processing. Presented at the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association. Lafayette, La.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, June). Understanding the Audiogram and Audiometric Testing: So What? Presented at the Hearing Loss Association of America convention, Washington, DC.

Medwetsky, L. (2016, May). Hearing Needs Assessment: Individualizing the Recommendations. Presented to the Hearing Loss Association of DC.

2017

Medwetsky L (2016). Confidence comes when you truly find yourself. Hearing Loss magazine. November-December: 29-32.

Medwetsky, L (2017). Do my hearing aids really need all of the bells and whistles. Hearing Loss Magazine. September-October: 28-32.

Medwetsky, L (2017). Low cost hearing devices: The possibilities and limitations. Hearing Loss Magazine. May-June: 28-32.

Medwetsky, Larry. (April, 2017). A Comprehensive Assessment Approach to Assessing Central Auditory Processing: Obtaining Test Results that Guide Individualized Intervention. Presentation at the California Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Pasadena, CA.

Medwetsky, Larry. (April, 2017). Maximizing Everyday Connectivity: A Never Ending Discovery Process. Presentation at the 2nd Annual CHIP Conference: A Call to Connect: Communication, Partnership and Community, Montreal, Canada.

Medwetsky, Larry. (April, 2017). Spoken-Language Processing Approach: An Integrative Framework for Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Presentation at the California Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Pasadena, CA.

Medwetsky, Larry. (June, 2017). Do My Hearing Aids Really Need All the Bells and Whistles? Presentation at Hearing Loss Association of America Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Medwetsky, Larry. (May, 2017). A hearing needs assessment: Individualizing the recommendations. Part II. Presentation to Hearing Loss Association of America- Maryland Chapter, Bethesda, MD.

2019

Medwetsky L. (2018). Addressing Controversies In Central Auditory Processing. A panel presentation at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Medwetsky L. (2018). Interprofessional Collaboration: Solving the APD Puzzle between SLPs and Audiologists. American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

2017

Mejia, M., Jaiswal, S., Palmer, B., & Allen, A (2016). Using Modified Resonant Voice Therapy to Enhance Speech Intelligibility in a Prelingually Deafened Individual. Poster presented at American Speech and Hearing Association Annual National Convention at Philadelphia, PA; November 17-21.

2019

Hamza, Y., Okalidou, A., Kyriafinis, G., & van Wieringen, A. (2018). Sonority's Effect as a Surface Cue on Lexical Speech Perception of Children with Cochlear Implants. Ear and Hearing, 39(5), 992-1007.

Koenig, L. L., Okalidou, A., & Psillas, G. (2018). Velopharyngeal control in children with cochlear implants: Nasalance data in vowel and consonant segments. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), 1965.

Okalidou, A., Adamidou, Ch., & Kyriafinis, G. (2018). Do articulation and phonological errors affect receptive vocabulary in children with cochlear implants? 2018 ASHA Convention, Nov. 15-17, Boston MA.

Okalidou, A., Papavassiliou-Alexiou, I., Zourna, C., & Anagnostou, F. E. (2018). Managing Communication of Students with Cochlear Implants in Schools for the Deaf: Professional Practices. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 39(4), 451-465.

Okalidou, A., Peng, Z. E., Pantazidou P., Fels, J., Nistikakis, M. & Kyriafinis, G. (2018). Effects of background noise in vowel productions of children with cochlear implants. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), 1893.

Sfakianaki, A., Nicolaidis, K., Okalidou, A., & Vlahavas, G. (2018). Coarticulatory dynamics in Greek disyllables produced by young adults with and without hearing loss. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, 32(12), 1162-1184.

Talli, I., Okalidou, A., Tsalighopoulos, M. (2018). The relation between short-term memory and vocabulary skills in Greek children with cochlear implants - the role of hearing experience. First Language. 38(4), 359-381, DOI: 10.1177/0142723717749073.

2019

Cristiano, V., Mesta, K., & Seal, B. (2018, November). Contributions of Deaf parents' mouth movements in bilingual-bimodal language acquisition. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Cristiano, V., Mesta, K., & Seal, B. (2019, April 4). Contributions of Deaf parents' mouth movements in bimodal-bilingual language acquisition. Gallaudet Research EXPO.

Cristiano, V., Mesta, K., & Seal, B. (2019, March). Contributions of Deaf parents' mouth movements in bilingual-bimodal language acquisition. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Harbick, S., Ingram, S., DePaolis, R., McQuilken, C., & Seal, B. (April 2019). Spoken language outcomes of interventions designed to facilitate infant-caregiver communication: A systematic review. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Hudson, K., & Seal, B. (2019, April 4). Communication background and fingerspelling test scores in deaf and hard of hearing undergraduates. Gallaudet Research EXPO.

Jaiswal, S., Klein, E., Nicodemus, B., & Seal, B. (2019). Examining the acoustic prosodic features of ASL to English interpreting. Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research. Washington, D.C: Gallaudet University Press.

Markfield, J., DePaolis, R., McGillon, M., McQuilken, C., & Seal, B. (April 2019). American and British speech differences in low socioeconomic status homes. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Seal, B. C. (2018, November) Graduate school applications: will you be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted? The ASHA Leader. Rockville, MD: ASHA Press.

Seal, B. C. (2019). Speech development for children with hearing loss, Chapter 8. In Raymond Hul (Eds), Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Seal, B. C. (2019, March). InterProfessional Practice: Learning from, with, and about other Professionals. Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Annual Meeting. Richmond, VA.

Seal, B. C. (2019, March). Poverty and the role of speech-language pathologists. Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA.

Seal, B. C., & Power-deFur, L. (2018, November). SLPs communicating as expert witnesses in due process and litigation. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

2017

Segismundo Ma. Concepcion, Maul Kristen, Shah Yasmeen, Goffen Robin. (2016, November). Enhancing Spontaneous Verbalizations in Chronic Aphasia: Transfer Package of Intensive Language Action Therapy. Poster presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

2017

Tamaki Chizuko, & Maul Kristen. (2016, November). So What You Are Dizzy? What Does Vestibular Function Have to do With Cognition? Poster presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

2019

Allemang LN, & Tamaki C.(Nov 2018). Does absent vestibular function mitigate virtual reality simulator sickness? Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Allemang LN, Tamaki C, Sparks S, Danner E, & Maul K. (2018, April). Spatial Navigation Processing Strategies in Deaf Individuals. Poster. American Academy of Audiology Convention 2018, Nashville, TN.

Danner E, Sparks S, Allemang LN, Maul K, & Tamaki C. (2018, April). Use of Video Head Impulse Test for Assessment of Semicircular Canal Function of Deaf Individuals. Poster. American Academy of Audiology Convention 2018, Nashville, TN.

Feldewert C, & Tamaki C. (2018, November). Adult perceptions of audiologists. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Maul K, Scott G, Tamaki C, Sparks S, Danner E, Allemang LN, & Maier D. (2018, November). Language background of young adults who are deaf, in a bilingual university setting. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Sparks S, & Tamaki C. (2018, November). The influence of prelingual deafness & american sign language use on random saccades test results. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Sparks, S., Danner, E., Allemang, L.N., Tamaki, C., & Maul, K. (2018, February). Vestibular Function in Deaf Young Adults Who Received Cochlear Implants as Children. Poster. American Balance Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Tamaki C, & Maul K. (2018, June). Spatial navigation, sense of direction, and vestibular function in young deaf individuals. Oral Presentation. XXX Barany Society Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden.

Tamaki C, Maul K, Sparks S, Danner E, Allemang LN, & Maier D. (Nov 2018). Research involving participants who are deaf - challenges, ethical considerations, & suggestions. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Tamaki C, Maul K, Sparks S, Danner E, Allemang LN, & Ravelo-Mendoza E (2018, April). Vestibular and Spatial Cognitive Function Profile of Young Deaf/deaf Individuals. Research Podium. American Academy of Audiology Convention, Nashville, TN.

Tamaki C, Maul K, Sparks S, Danner E, Maier D, Allemang LN & Scott G. (2019, February). "Good balance" in young deaf adults. Poster. American Balance Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

2019

Bosley, B., Hawthorne, K., Kellum, K., & Loveall, S. (2018). RECALL reading intervention for children with moderate to severe language delays. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Bowers A., Saltuklaroglu T., Jenson D., Harkrider A., & Thornton D. (2019) Power and phase coherence in sensorimotor mu and temporal lobe alpha components during covert and overt syllable production. Exp Brain Res. 2019 Mar;237(3):705-721. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5447-4

Gaines, M., Loveall, S., & Hawthorne, K.(2018). A meta-analysis of prosody in intellectual disabilities. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Hawthorne, K. & Loveall, S. (2018). Pronoun processing in adults with and without intellectual disabilities. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Saltuklaroglu T, Bowers A, Harkrider AW, Casenhiser D, Reilly KJ, Jenson DE, Thornton D. EEG mu rhythms: Rich sources of sensorimotor information in speech processing. Brain Lang. 2018 Dec;187:41-61. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.09.005.

Thornton D, Harkrider A.W., Jenson D.E., & Saltuklaroglu T. (2019). Sex differences in early sensorimotor processing for speech discrimination. Sci Rep., 9(1):392. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36775-5.

Thornton D., Harkrider A.W., Jenson D., & Saltuklaroglu T. (2018) Sensorimotor activity measured via oscillations of EEG mu rhythms in speech and non-speech discrimination tasks with and without segmentation demands. Brain Lang., 2018 Dec;187:62-73. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2017.03.011.

2016

Yoshinaga-itano, C. (2016, April 20). Early detection (newborn hearing screening) on early intervention impact on language development. Presented at US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Program. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2016, May 28). Speech takes a piggyback on sign language. Presented at X International Workshop on Advances in Audiology. Salamanca, Spain: Universidad Salamanca.

Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2016, May 6). The communication is the key. Presented in Santiago, Chile.

Yoshinaga-Itano, C., Park, A., Nunez, L. (2016, April 9). Evolution of a revolution: Universal newborn hearing screening. Presented at National Academies of Practice, Baltimore, MD.