Students and Faculty in Communication Disorders Program Shine at National Convention
Some of the students and faculty who presented research and posters at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in Boston.
The American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention is the premier professional development event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists.
More than 18,000 attendees gathered in Boston this past week to learn and discuss current research and recommended best practices. Faculty and students from the Communication Disorders Program at the University of Arkansas were well represented at this conference. Several students' presentations were designated ASHA (Promoting the next Generation of Researchers) PROGENY presenters. A list of presentations and designations are provided below.
"Deception and theory of mind in typically developing children and children with autism"
Authors: Madeline Rainwater, Kimberly Frazier and Rachel Glade*
"Exposure to artificial intelligence in early childhood: Revisiting the development of intersubjectivity" (ePoster)
Authors: Ashley Dunham and Fran Hagstrom*
"Investigating grit in young children: Is technology the new marshmallow"
Authors: Elizabeth Gschwend and Fran Hagstrom
"Perceptions and experiences of bullying by adolescents with hearing loss"
Authors: Lauren Burkhaulter, Rachel Glade, Krista Scruggs (Arkansas Children's Hospital), Dr. Kimberly Frazier, Dr. Nanette Nicholson (Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Dr. Darby Jackson and Dr. Patti Martin (both Arkansas Children's Hospital)*
"Phonological working memory in older and young adult populations"
Authors: Ashley Oline, Lisa Bowers and Andy Bowers*
"Professional perspectives: Parent coaching training in communication disorders programs"
Authors: Amy Meek, Rachel Glade, Elizabeth Rosenzweig (Columbia University) and Kimberly Frazier*
"Spectral power in the resting-state and working memory load in adults who stutter and controls"
Authors: Andy Bowers, Daniel Hudock (Idaho State University), Lisa Bowers and Heather Remsdell-Hudock (Idaho State University)
"The use of otoacoustic emissions with preschool, second-language learner population"
Authors: Elizabeth Gschwend, Emily Merten and Margie Gilbertson
"When feeding doesn't work: The impact of failure to thrive on maternal self-attribution"
Authors: Justine Montgomery and Fran Hagstrom*
*Designated ASHA PROGENY presenters.
"Comparative effects of picture symbols and color photos on engagement in children with multiple disabilities"
Authors: Christine Holyfield and Sydney Brooks (Fort Smith Public Schools)
"Professional perspectives of aural rehabilitation for adults with cochlear implants"
Authors: Rachel Glade, K. Todd Houston (U of Akron), and Tamala S. Bradham (Vanderbilt University)
"Pre-professional preparation for parent coaching"
Authors: Rachel Glade and Elizabeth Rosenzweig (Columbia University)
"Scaffolding partner-oriented dyadic and triadic gaze from students with multiple disabilities and limited engagement"
Authors: Christine Holyfield and Kathryn Drager (Penn State University)
Michael Hevel, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, made the trip to Boston to support students and faculty. Additionally nine undergraduate honors students presented their research projects. Presentations were well received and students and faculty are already hard at work preparing for next year's conference to be in Orlando, Florida.
Rachel Glade, clinical assistant professor
Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders
Imann Mosleh, doctoral student chemical engineering, helped develop a method to synthesize inorganic nanoparticles using inhomogenous, or impure, biomaterials.
Merlin Kamgue, a doctoral student in the Educational Statistics and Research Methods program, has been accepted into the Southern Regional Education Board-State Doctoral Scholars Program.
Grant Wilson, a graduate student in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, successfully defended his thesis.
Mark Knight wasn't even considering entering a white-fleshed peach in the Chilton County Peach Festival contest in Alabama this year. His daughters talked him into it. On the morning of the contest, Knight had harvested some White County peaches, a variety developed by professors in the University of Arkansas Bumpers College and researchers in the U of A System Division of Agriculture fruit-breeding program. They looked good, and they proved to be blue ribbon peaches.
Twenty-two Panamanian students will begin their academics at Spring International Language Center before starting work toward degrees at the University of Arkansas.