Featured Laboratories and Scientists
Publicly sharing legal versions of your research is possible and we want to prove it to you. Check out these scientists' websites as exemplars for how it can be done!
Conversation Dynamics Lab
PI: Camille Wynn, PhD
The Conversation Dynamics Lab is directed by Dr. Camille Wynn, an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. As a lab, we are interested in understanding what makes conversation meaningful and successful. Broadly, our work in this area focuses on understanding how people coordinate their speech and language behaviors with one another to improve conversational outcomes. More specifically, we investigate these coordinative patterns in neurotypical and autistic adolescents.
Language and Literacy in Young People (LaLYP)
PI: Suze Leitão, PhD
Language and Literacy in Young People (LaLYP) is an active group of researchers and higher degree by research students in the Curtin School of Allied Health and the EnAble Institute in Western Australia. Their research aims to inform our understanding of oral and written language disorders and their impact on child and adolescent mental health. The LaLYP group design, develop and evaluate assessments and treatment programmes to add to the evidence base and support clinicians and educators in the field by making their work free and accessible from their website.
Children's Language, Literacy, and Learning (CL3) Lab
PI: Mary Beth Schmitt, PhD
The CL3 lab is housed at the University of Texas at Austin and is led by Dr. Mary Beth Schmitt. Their work aims to revolutionize education for children with developmental language disorders (DLD). This includes studying language therapy in schools to help children succeed academically and socially, building partnerships with SLPs, families, school districts, and communities to support DLD-related policy decisions, and actively supporting children with DLD from underrepresented backgrounds.
PI: Rhiannon Luyster, PhD
Dr. Rhiannon Luyster is the director of the LI+TLE Lab at Emerson College. She is a developmental psychologist who studies social communication and language in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is interested in identifying early features of ASD using standardized behavioral measures as well as exploratory methods like infra-red eye tracking and electrophysiology. Her research focuses on language and nonverbal communication in toddlers with ASD, and patterns of early development.
Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Lab
PI: Ryan McCreery, PhD
Ryan McCreery, PhD, is the Director of Research and Audiology at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He is a hearing scientist dedicated to improving the developmental outcomes of children who are hard of hearing. He directs the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition laboratory, where we explore how children's auditory, linguistic, and cognitive skills impact their ability to understand speech in complex listening environments. His current research projects focus on developing ways to improve the ways we test children’s hearing and fit hearing aids for children who are hard of hearing.
Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab
PI: Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab has a mission to help children with speech and language impairments achieve classroom success. We work towards this goal in two related lines of work. One has examined how working memory, language, and orthography may influence children's abilities to learn new words, read, and achieve age-appropriate speech production. A related line of work has examined how speech therapy-level variables, such as SLPs' stress, job satisfaction, therapy quality, and IEP goals, may impact the outcomes seen in children with speech and language impairments.
Early Intervention Research Group
PI: Megan Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) exists to enhance the early development of infants and toddlers. The EIRG is a group of clinicians and scientists at Northwestern University led by Dr. Megan Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP. Their mission is to empower families and providers to use evidence-based early intervention strategies to maximize child development.
PhD students and postdocs
It's never too early to start self-archiving your research! The featured scientists below are PhD students and postdocs who have already started self-archiving research from their mentor's laboratory.
James Curtis, PhD, CCC-SLP
James Curtis is a speech-language pathologist and postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Michelle Troche’s Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction at Columbia University. His research interests include: (1) investigating the influence of respiratory-swallow coordination on swallowing function in people with neurologic disease; (2) examining how principles of motor learning translate to voice, cough, and swallow rehabilitation in people with neurologic disease; and (3) enhancing the validity, standardization, and clinical feasibility of voice, cough, and swallowing evaluation and treatment protocols. James is passionate about improving evaluation and treatment practice patterns through the dissemination of free open access to medical education (FOAM).
Emma Wallace, PhD
Dr Emma Wallace is a speech-language pathologist and postdoctoral researcher. She completed her PhD with Prof Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Dr Phoebe Macrae at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research. After completing a 2-year post-doc at Flinders University, Emma will continue her research at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney, Australia in May 2021. Her research interests include: (1) investigating airway protective mechanisms in patients with dysphagia; (2) enhancing assessment and treatment of cough disorders; and (3) examining the relationship between respiratory and swallowing disorders.
Emma is passionate about free open access medical education to support speech-language pathologists to provide best practice, evidence-based dysphagia management.
Hung-Shao Cheng, MS
Hung-Shao is a doctoral student in Dr. Adam Buchwald's Psycholinguistics, Aphasia, and Neuromodulation Lab at New York University. His broad research interests include speech motor learning/control and the relationship between speech perception and production. Specifically, his current research focuses on: 1) investigating how learning to produce non-native sound sequences is affected by perceptual factors from both linguistics and speech motor control perspective; 2) identifying individual predictors of magnitude of improvement on learning non-native consonant clusters.
Jessica Salley Riccardi, MS CCC-SLP
Jessica Salley Riccardi is a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH. Her research focuses on long-term outcomes after childhood brain injury including cognitive-communication skills and in high-risk populations. Jessica's dissertation addresses cognitive fatigue after childhood brain injury using behavioral and biometric measures (eye tracking and pupillometry). After graduation, she plans to pursue a faculty position in CSD to continue her research and teach. Jessica is also a practicing speech-language pathologist, supervising graduate students in pediatric AAC assessment and treatment.
Micah Hirsch, MS
Micah Hirsch (they/them) is a PhD student in Dr. Kaitlin Lansford’s Motor Speech Disorders Lab at Florida State University. Their broad research interests are in motor speech disorders, speech perception, and speech acoustics. Micah’s current research is focused on investigating the individual listener differences in perception of disordered speech and perceptual learning of dysarthric speech. Their overall goal is to understand how both listener and talker influences perception and processing of healthy and disordered speech in order to find new ways to support communication.
Sam Harvey, MSpPath
Sam Harvey is a speech pathologist and PhD candidate within the Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation at Latrobe University. Sam studies how the amount of language therapy a person with chronic aphasia receives impacts recovery of language skills. As a clinician, Sam found that inaccessible evidence imposed a barrier to providing evidence-based practice. Sam self-archives to provide clinicians with immediate and free access to his work in the hope of reducing the knowledge-practice gap.
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