Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at Annual ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | November 4, 2021

Rising United

Faculty, students and alumni from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders will participate in this year’s ASHA Convention, both in-person and virtually, from Nov. 18-20 in Washington, D.C. Experts from around the country will share research, expertise, and knowledge on the latest advancements in the field of communication sciences and disorders. 

Below are the details of CSD faculty presentations. Not listed are CSD alumni who continue to make us proud and be leaders in their profession.


Friday, Nov. 19

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Bonnie Slavych**, Richard Zraick “Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Select, Appraise, and Deliver”


Saturday, Nov. 20

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Jennifer-Kent Walsh, Nancy Harrington, Ellen Johansson**, Nicole Rodriguez**, Rayna Roth** and Rocio Velasquez** – “Measuring Graphic Symbol Progress: Update on the AAC-GLI Project” 



On-Demand Sessions

  • Julie Feuerstein – “Uniting Stakeholders: Partnerships in Implementation Sciences in CSD”

Thursday, Nov. 18 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

  • Lauren Bislick Wilson – “Effect of Aphasia on Friendship Maintenance and Development: A Case-Study Exploration”  
  • Lakshmi Kollara, Riley Cashon** – “3D MRO Investigations of the Musculus Uvulae in Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome” 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Stella Quintero**, Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, Richard Zraick “Readability of IDEA Procedural Safeguards Written in Spanish”
  • Martine Vanryckeghem – “The Relationship Between Speech-Associated Attitude and Anxiety in Kannada-Speaking Children and Adolescents Who Stutter” 
  • Martine Vanryckeghem – “Self-Perceived Affective, Behavioral and Cognitive Reactions Associated with Hypophonia in People with Parkinson’s Disease” 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

  • Julia Stefu**, Richard Zraick “Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Voice: An Updated Readability Analysis”
  • Martine Vanryckeghem – “Communication Attitude Test Validation in Kannada-Speaking Children & Adults Who Do and Do Not Stutter” 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

  • Jennifer La Scala*, Janel Cosby, Linda Rosa-Lugo, Richard Zraick – “The Readability of Cochlear Implant Brochures: A Potential Factor in Parent Decision-Making” 


Friday, Nov. 19 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

  • Jacqueline Towson – “Shared Interactive Book Reading Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities: A Systematic Review” 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

  • Jacqueline Towson, Lauren Bislick, Amy Engelhoven – “Using Dialogic Reading to Facilitate Intergenerational Interactions in Persons with Aphasia: A Feasibility Study” 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

  • Jacqueline Towson – “Enhancing Adolescent Parent Interactions in Communication Through Facilitative Playgroups” 
  • Nancy McIntyre – “Literacy Instruction and Intervention During COVID-19: Perspectives from Parents of School-Aged Children with Autism” 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  • Lakshmi Kollara, Caroline Sorial** – “Variations of the Nasopharynx in Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome” 
  • Lakshmi Kollara, Caroline Kebberly** – “Cleft Palate Mission Trips: An Overview on Projected Sustainability Within Developing Communities” 
  • Lauren Bislick Wilson – “Resilience and Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review of Resilience Measurement in Stroke Survivors” 
  • Lauren Bislick Wilson – “Rising United in Research: Multi-Stakeholder Team Updates from Project BRIDGE” 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

  • Lakshmi Kollara, Yitzella Camargo* – “Speech and Surgical Outcomes in Individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A Systematic Review” 
  • Lauren Bislick Wilson, Amy Engelhoven – “The Speech Motor Learning Approach to Apraxia of Speech Treatment via Remote Delivery”
  • Julie Feuerstein – “A Scoping Review of Implementation Science in CSD” 

* denotes alumni

** denotes student

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