Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. Students Present Research at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention.

Mary Boyle, Christa Akers, and Roberta Elman with their poster at the recent ASHA convention in Boston.

Three PhD students and their faculty mentors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders presented research posters at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) held in Boston from November 15 to 17, 2018. Christa M. Akers, with her faculty mentor, Mary Boyle, and co-author, Roberta J. Elman, presented the poster, “Evaluating the test-retest reliability of complete utterances in discourse”. Carolina Beita-Ell and her faculty mentor, Michael P. Boyle, presented the poster, “Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social support in adults who do and do not stutter”. Michelle Swartz and her faculty mentors, Elaine Hitchcock and Mary Boyle, presented the poster, “Improving prosodic variation in a patient with primary progressive apraxia of speech using visual-acoustic biofeedback”.