Three papers from the Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory were presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC) in May. One paper “Using Virtual Clinicians to Promote Functional Communication Skills in Aphasia” was the outcome of a two-year interdisciplinary collaboration, including authors from Communication Sciences and Disorders (Michelene Kalinyak-Fliszar and Nadine Martin), Physical Therapy ( Emily Keshner), Computer sciences (Justin Shi and student Gregory Teodoro) and Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department (Alex Rudnicky). &
Communication Sciences and Disorders News
The Eleanor M. Saffran Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience and Rehabilitation of Communication Disorders has just received support from NIDCD with a three-year R13 conference grant for $113,013 (2014-2017; PI: Nadine Martin). Now in its ninth year, the conference was initiated by Nadine Martin in honor of her mentor, the late Eleanor M.
Nadine Martin, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Psychology from Åbo Akademi University in Turku (Åbo) Finland on May 23, 2014. This doctorate was in honor of her 20 year collaboration with Professor Matti Laine, Chair of the Department of Psyhcology and Logopedics at Åbo Akademi University. Dr. Martin also was invited to speak as the International Greeter at the Conferral Banquet held in Turku Castle. Drs.
The Supervisory Advisory Committee (SAC) has been selected as the recipient of the College of Health Professions and Social Work’s 2014 Dean’s Citation Award. This honor recognizes the organization's partnership with the University, College, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders over the last 16 years.
Dana Bitetti, Lia Sandilos, and Lauren Cycyk were awarded Meritorious Awards by Dean Siminoff of the College of Health Professions & Social Work for their Scientific Poster Presentations at CHPSW Research Day. Dana Bitetti presented on the Effect of the Home Literacy Environment on the Narrative Development of Spanish-English Bilingual Children, and Lia Sandilos and Lauren Cycyk presented on Factors Impacting Teaching Quality for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Preschool Students.
Lauren Cycyk was named as one of four 2014 Doctoral Leadership Scholarship recipients by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (capcsd.org). Her research focuses on the Spanish-English dual language development of young children, under the advisement of Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer.
Nadine Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2.9 million from NIDCD (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) for five years of support of her project:
Theory-driven treatments for language and communication disorders in aphasia.
Dr. Reilly has received research funding in the amount of $2,500,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Project Title: Semantic memory and language learning in Alzheimer’s Disease and Semantic Dementia
Speak now (ages 10-15)
Dates: August 11-15, 2014
Meets: Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | 5 sessions
Location: Temple, Ambler Campus
Instructor: Kim Sabourin
The Temple University Speech-Language-Hearing Center recently implemented a weekly group program for children identified with delays/disorders in receptive and expressive language development. Rather than just receiving weekly individual one hour sessions, children in the new group are seen for 45 minute individual sessions, and then join together with 3-5 other children with similar challenges for a 30 minute group time where they can practice their new skills in a social context. While the children are having their group with 3-4 graduate clinicians, another graduate clinician