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Yvonne Rogalski

Associate Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
School: School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Phone: 607-274-3430
Office: Smiddy Hall 204H, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Discourse analysis and treatment in adults with neurogenic communication disorders. Memory and cognition in healthy older adults.

Yvonne Rogalski Featured in Podcast: Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization (ARCS) Treatment

Yvonne Rogalski, department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was featured in “Speech Uncensored,” a podcast for medical speech-language pathologists.

Discourse Treatment in Aphasia Therapy podcast

She spoke about an aphasia treatment she developed called “Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization (ARCS).” The treatment uses reading and summarizing from memory with constraints (e.g., avoiding non-specific words such as pronouns or “thing” or “stuff”).  Listen to the podcast and view the show notes.

Yvonne Rogalski's Research Highlights

Yvonne Rogalski (Speech-Language Pathology) Publishes Research on a Writing Treatment for People with Aphasia, an Acquired Language Disorder

The article describes "Attentive Reading with Constrained Summarization-Written" (ARCS-W), a multi-modality writing treatment.

Two participants with mild aphasia were administered ARCS-W, which requires reading small units of text from news articles and summarizing them verbally and in writing using constraints such as "use specific words, use complete sentences, and stay on topic." Post treatment, both participants demonstrated improvement in untrained discourse. For the complete abstract, please see the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PFHMZBQVKXII9R84SYSV/full?target=10.1080/02687038.2019.1686743

Yvonne Rogalski publishes research on the relationship between trained ratings and untrained listeners’ judgments of global coherence in extended monologues: The article describes a comparison between trained ratings of global coherence (topic maintenance) and untrained listener’s judgments of topic maintenance and attention/interest. Findings provide preliminary external validity for the 4-point global coherence rating scale and support its clinical utility. To access the article, please see the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XP8VCYDGG7DHV5PSFQV4/full?target=10.1080/02687038.2019.1643002

Simple technique may help older adults better remember written information... http://news.ufl.edu/2014/05/06/training-memory-techniques/_