Communication Sciences and Disorders Represented Well at National Convention

Students and faculty from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program shine at the 2019 ASHA national convention.
University of Arkansas

Students and faculty from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program shine at the 2019 ASHA national convention.

University of Arkansas students and faculty in the communication sciences and disorders program presented research this week at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The ASHA Convention is the premier convention for professionals in the field of communication disorders across the United States. This year, there were nearly 14,000 professionals and students in attendance.

CDIS undergraduate student and faculty poster presentations exhibited during the convention included:

  • Development of Early Social Interactions in Infants Exposed to Artificial Intelligence from Birth" — Anna Vest and Fran Hagstrom
  • "Hearing Loss and Working Memory in Young Adults" — Ashton Robbins, Rachel Glade, Michelle Gray, and Lisa Bowers
  • "Hearing Loss and Executive Function in Young Adults" — Aaryn Boudreaux, Rachel Glade, Kimberly Frazier, and Margie Gilbertson
  • "Teaming for Transition: Interprofessional Collaboration" — Megan Sturdivant, Rebecca Mallory, Sam Skelton, Emily Thompson, and Kimberly Frazier.
  • "Working Memory and Executive Function in Young Adults: Hearing, What is it Good for?" — Addison Lentz, Rachel Glade, Michelle Gray, Lisa Bowers, and Kimberly Frazier

CDIS graduate student and faculty poster presentation exhibited during the convention included:

  •  "Development of the Caregiver-Child Auditory Skills Tracking (CAST) Scale" — Elizabeth Ocampo-Roman, Rachel Glade, Tracy Pate, Elizabeth Rosenzweig, and Christine Holyfield
  •  "Self-Reflection and Critical Thinking in International Student Clinic Education" — Ruhee Keshwani and Fran Hagstrom
  • "Summer Reading Experience of Children who Attend Head Start Programs" — Madi Littlefield and Lisa Bowers
  • "Young Women's Instagrams: Potential Lessons for Selecting AAC Content With Young Women Who Use AAC" — Christine Holyfield, Jessica Caron, and Elizabeth Ashbaugh

CDIS Faculty presentations included:

  • "Comparative Effects of Line Drawings and Orthography on AAC Symbol Learning in School-aged Children" — Christine Holyfield

This year was an excellent year for research, collaboration, and networking for students and faculty. There were multiple opportunities to share current projects as well as brainstorm innovative projects for the future. Faculty and students are already preparing for the 2020 ASHA Convention in San Diego, California.




Rachel Glade, program director
Communication Sciences and Disorders


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