National convention

Communication Sciences and Disorders Students and Faculty Shine at National Convention

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Recently graduated Associate Professor Lisa Bowers and Rylee Atkins celebrate a job well done after their presentation at ASHA 2021.

University of Arkansas students and faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) program recently presented research at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Washington, DC The ASHA convention is the premier convention for professionals in the field of communication disorders across the United States. This year’s convention was presented in a hybrid format and CDIS students and faculty provided presentations in multiple formats.

Current students and recent graduates of the program have collaborated with faculty to present the following:

  • “The Perception of Speech-Language Pathology and Auditory and Verbal Therapy in Caregivers of Hearing Impaired Children”, by Hanna Hartshorn and Rachel Glade
  • “Fathers, mothers and technology: 21st century parenting of infants exposed to artificial intelligence from birth”, by Sutton Bauman and Fran Hagstrom
  • “A Qualitative Application of Everett Rogers’ Diffusion Theory to the AAC Denial and Abandonment Literature” by Foster Ellis and Christine Holyfield
  • “The Colorful Semantic Approach for Hearing Impaired Children”, by Samadhi Pusuba Devayalage, Rachel Glade and Lisa Bowers
  • “Language Skills of Children Eligible for Speech-Language Pathology and Play Therapy” by Lisa Bowers, Rylee Atkins, Kristi Perryman and Samantha Robinson. This poster has been selected to receive a meritorious designation.

CDIS faculty research presentations included:

  • “Sensorimotor Oscillations Linked to Accuracy of Syllable Repetition in Stuttering Adults Compared to Fluid Speakers”, by Andrew Bowers and Daniel Hudock
  • “Socio-emotional and auditory learning (SEAL) in deaf and hard of hearing children”, by Andrea Warner-Czyz, Mary Elliott, Rachel Glade and Nannette Nicholson
  • “Effects of an AAC Application Feature on Decoding by People with Down Syndrome” by Christine Holyfield, Lauramaurie Pope, Janice Light, Erik Jakobs, David McNaughton, Emily Laubscher and Olivia Pfaff

This year has been a great year for research, collaboration and networking for students and faculty. There were multiple opportunities to share ongoing projects as well as to think about innovative projects for the future. Faculty and students are already preparing for the ASHA 2022 convention in New Orleans.