Pursue Your Research Interests

Use research to apply classroom learning to study a topic of interest more in-depth.

Faculty-Student Research

A student is standing in front of their research poster discussing the findings with a person in a white shirt who is standing and listening.

Kathleen Greenan (SLPA M.S. '19) discussing her research findings at ASHA Annual Conference 2018 

Apply the research and methodology skills learned in coursework to a topic of interest under the guidance of one of our expert faculty members.

Kathleen Greenan (M.S. '19) collaborated with Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor, to use a case study methodology to assess the use of photovoice as a reflection strategy in youth offenders with a language learning disability. Photovoice is a research methodology that asks participants to express their points of view by photographing scenes that highlight the focus of the research. 

This poster was recognized by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention Program Committee as a Meritorious Poster Submission.

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference 2018 

Poster Presentations:
Title: “Improving Social Communication Skills with Children with Complex Communication Needs during Hippotherapy Intervention”
Authors: Tina Caswell, Clinical Assistant Professor (SLPA) and Cassandra Natali (MS 2013)

Title: “Student Clinicians Promoting Healthy Hearing in Music Schools: A Clinical Program Benefiting Students across Disciplines”
Authors: Dr. Amy Rominger, Clinical Assistant Professor (SLPA) and Riley Corcoran (BS 2018)

Title: “Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of Socio-linguistic Development”
Authors: Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor (SLPA) Samantha Watts (SLPA BS 2018)

    Faculty Scholarship

    American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference 2018 

    Oral Seminars

    Title: “Disasters, AAC Users & SLPs: Lessons from the Trenches “
    Authors: Amy Goldman, retired Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Liz Begley, Retired IC Clinical Faculty (SLPA) and SLP in College Station TX, Sarah Blackstone, past President/CEO of Augmentative Communication Inc. and an AAC-RERC emerita, Tina Caswell, Clinical Assistant Professor (SLPA), Dr. Wendy Quach, Associate Professor San José State University, and Dr. Carole Zangari, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University

    Title: “Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Communication Interaction, Learning, and Participation across Activities of Leisure and Recreation”
    Authors: Dr. David Hajjar, Assistant Professor (SLPA), Dr. John McCarthy, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University, and Eve Megargel, educator and filmmaker in Massachusetts

    Title: An Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative: Preparing Students for Interprofessional Practice through a Collaborative Case-Based Model
    Presenting Authors: Jana Waller, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chair, Fieldwork Coordinator (SLPA), Susan Durnford, Clinical Associate Professor (SLPA), Dr. Janice Monroe, Professor and Chair (RLS), and Jessica Valdez-Taves, Assistant Professor (OT) 
    Non-Presenting Authors: Dr. Laura Gras, Associate Professor [Department of Physical Therapy (PT)], Dr. Samantha Brown, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education (PT), Dr. Sarah Fishel, Assistant Professor (PT), and Dr. Kayleigh Plumeau, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Education (PT)

    Poster Presentations

    Title: “Vocabulary Related to Communicating, Feeling, & Thinking as Presented in Picture Books”
    Author: Dr. Luanne Andersson, Associate Professor (SLPA)

    Title: “Communication First Aid: Developing AAC Vocabularies for Children during Emergencies & Disasters”
    Authors: Elizabeth Begley, Retired IC Clinical Faculty (SLPA) and SLP in College Station TX, and Tina Caswell, Clinical Assistant Professor (SLPA)

    Title: “Integrating Technology across Active Recreational Experiences: Creating Opportunities for Participation, Communication and Social Interaction”
    Authors: Dr. David Hajjar, Assistant Professor (SLPA) and Dr. John McCarthy, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University

    Title: “¿Cómo Suena? Phonological Similarity in Spanish”
    Author: Dr. Skott Jones, Associate Professor (SLPA)

    Title: “Leadership Evolution: A Collaborative Approach to Administration in a Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program”
    Authors: Jana Waller, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chair, Fieldwork Coordinator (SLPA) and Mary Pitti, Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate Chair, Clinic Director (SLPA)

    Title: “Discourse Characteristics after Chronic Mild Closed-Head Injury”
    Authors: Dr. Yvonne Rogalski, Associate Professor (SLPA), Dr. Sarah Key-Delyria, Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Science Department at Portland State University
    Non-Presenting Author: Christina Mosteller, graduate student at Portland State University

      Publications

      Waller, J., Sanford, M., Caswell, T. (2018).  Building competencies in clinical supervision: Outcomes of integrating self-assessment resources from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training). Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3 (SIG 11), 4-20. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG11.4