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Spotlight - Speech-Language-Hearing National Conference


The students and faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders were well represented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2011 Annual Convention in San Diego this month. This convention is the leading conference for the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, with over 12,000 attendees. The Department had 12 presentations with students as lead authors of two of those presentations.  The student presentations included a technical session led by Rebecca Berkowitz and a poster session led by Ashley Terlingo and Jessica Novick  (at right).

Terlingo’s and Novick’s session was selected by the Convention Committee as one of the most meritorious presentations.  They were mentored by Dr. Aquiles Iglesias. 

Other presentations at the conference included included:

Rebecca Berkowitz, Nadine Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,  Francine Kohen, M.S. Variables Affecting Repetition in Deep Dysphasia: A Case Study

Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:

  • Cross-linguistic and Multilingual Aspects of Speech and Sound Disorders in Children 
  • Dialect Density in Puerto Rican Spanish-English Bilinguals: A Re-Analysis
  • Treatment Efficacy for SSDs in Bilingual Spanish-English Children

Shelley Scarpino, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Barbara Rodriguez, Lisa Lopez
& Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:

  • Predictors of Speech Sound Accuracy in Bilingual (Spanish-English) Children
  • Relationships Among Measures of Phonological Production Accuracy in Bilingual Children

Carol Scheffner Hammer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Barbara Rodriguez, Lisa Lopez, Shelley Scarpino,
& Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:

  • Analysis of Bilingual Children's Performance on the Woodcock Language Survey
  • Sociolinguistic Factors That Predict Bilingual Preschoolers' Language Abilities

Raul Rojas & Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:

  • Using SALT Software to Assess Language of Bilingual (Spanish-English) Children
  • The Impact of Program Type on Bilingual Language Growth  
  • Growth Curve Modeling Tutorial: What You Need to Know

Ashley Terlingo, Jessica Novick, Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,  & Raul Rojas. Do We Really Want to Use Monolingual Norms with ELLs?

CPH Presentations

Communications Sciences and Disorders

Nadine Martin, PhD., CCC-SLP, Director of the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and ARRC, and research speech pathologists Francine Kohen, M.S., and Michelene Kalinyak-Fliszar presented an all day workshop, Clinical Management of Language and Short-term Memory Impairments in Aphasia to the Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Over 80 Speech Pathologists from Delaware attended the meeting to learn about current treatment approaches developed at ARRC.

Rehabilitation Sciences

Rhonda Nelson, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, was an invited speaker at the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association's Annual Conference in Green Bay, WI on November 4th. Her session was titled Incorporating Brain Fitness Initiatives into Wellness Programs for Older Adults.

School of Social Work

Several School of Social Work faculty members presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s 57th Annual Program Meeting, held October 27-30th 2011 in Atlanta.

Bernie Newman, Ph.D., M.S.W, Associate Professor of Social Work, presented an electronic poster titled Access to Healthcare: Walk-In Clinic Use by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Straight Youth.

Yookyong Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Jay Fagan, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, presented a poster titled Young Fathers and Depression

Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW., Assistant Professor of Social Work, presented The Effect of Youth Suicide Attempts on Family Connectedness: A Longitudinal Analysis and conducted a workshop titled Models for Integrating the Common-Elements Approach in Social Work Education.

Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, D.S.W., Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Geography, was invited to present “about place and space” regarding her work on Philadelphia’s restorative justice and art projects at the "Open-Closed Spaces" Conference jointly organized by the Oranim Art Institute, the Community Education Department at Oranim Academic College and the Israeli Prison Service held on November 24, 2011 in Israel. 

Jay Fagan, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations in Orlando, Florida on November 19, 2011.  His presentations were titled Effects of Divorce and Cohabitation Dissolution on Preschoolers’ Literacy and Locating the Nexus between Maternal Gatekeeping and Coparenting Processes.

Larry D. Icard, Ph.D., D.S.W., Professor of Social Work, has recently presented on HIV topics for various audiences.  On November 17, he presented Lessons Learned from HIV Prevention Research for Promoting Positive Health Behaviors at Norfolk State University.  On November 18, he presented Promoting Engagement in Care and Timely Antiretroviral Initiation Following HIV Diagnosis for the NIMH Panel in Bethesda, MD. He also attended and presented at the 6th Annual SAHARA Conference in Port Elizabeth, South Africa November 28-December 2 and will present for the NIAID and PEPFAR Panel on December 12.

CHPSW Publications

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tuomiranta, L., Grönholm-Nyman, P., Kohen, F. P., Rautakoski, P., Laine, M., Martin, N. (2011).  Learning and maintaining new vocabulary in persons with aphasia: Two controlled case studies. Aphasiology,25 (9),1030-1052.

Kalinyak-Fliszar, M., Kohen, F. P., & Martin, N. (2011). Remediation of language processing in aphasia: Improving activation and maintenance of linguistic representations in (verbal) short-term memory. Aphasiology. 25 (10), 1095-1131.

Martin, N.  (2011). Managing communication deficits associated with memory disorders.  In R. Peach & L. Shapiro (Eds.) Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: A Process-Oriented Approach. Chapter 13, pp. 275-298. Elsevier (Mosby):  St. Louis, MO.

School of Social Work

Cabrera, N., Fagan, J., Wight, V., & Schadler, C. (2011). The influence of mother, father, and child risk on parenting and children's cognitive and social behaviors. Child Development, 82, 1985-2005.

Dewane, C.  (2011). Environmentalism and Social Work:  The Ultimate Social Justice Issue. Social Work Today. Sept/Oct. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b148f278#/b148f278/20

Fagan, J., Lee, Y., Palkovitz, R., & Cabrera, N. (2011). Mediators of the relationship between stable nonresident households and toddler outcomes. Journal of Family Issues32, 1543 – 1568.

Fagan, J. (2011).  Effect on preschoolers’ literacy when never married mothers get married. Journal of Marriage and Family73, 1001-1014.

Lee, Y.,Fagan, J., & Chen, W. -Y. (2011)  Do late adolescent fathers have more depressive symptoms than older fathers? Journal of Youth & Adolescence. available on-line  at http://www.springerlink.com/content/2801464u18812721/

Hahm, H. C., Kolaczyk, E., Lee. Y., Jang, J., & Ng, L. (in press). Are Asian-American women who were maltreated as children at higher likelihood for HIV risk behaviors and adverse mental health outcomes?Women’s Health Issues.  Available on-line at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049386711001678

Singer, J. B., & Slovak, K. (2011). School social workers’ experiences with youth suicidal behavior: An exploratory study. Children & Schools, 33, 215 – 228. 

Wakefield, J.C., Schmitz, M.F., & Baer, J.C.  (2011).  Relation between duration and severity in bereavement-related depression.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 124, 487-494.

Minnick, D. J., & Shandler, L. (2011) Changing adolescent perceptions on teenage pregnancy. Children & Schools, 33, 241 - 248.

Rutledge, S.E., Siebert, D.C., Siebert, C.F. & Chonody, J. (2012). Attitudes toward gays and lesbians: A latent class analysis of university students. Journal of Social Service Research, 38, 18–28. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2011.598721

Rutledge, S.E.,Whyte, J., Abell, N., Brown, K.M. & Cesnales, N.I. (2011). Measuring stigma among health care and social service providers: The HIV/AIDS Provider Stigma Inventory. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 25(11), 673-682. doi:10.1089/apc.2011.0008

Rutledge, S.E., Siebert, D.C., Chonody, J., & Killian, M. (2011). Information about human sexuality: Sources and satisfaction among college students. Sex Education, 11(4), 471-487. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2011.601133