ASHA 2022 presentations

ASHA 2022 presentations

This week is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention (ASHA Convention) which will be held in New Orleans, LA. Two of our lab students, both now first year SLP masters students at the University at Buffalo, will be presenting on their projects and I (Thea) will be giving a pair of panel discussions. See more details below!

Speech Amplification Devices and Hypophonia

We have two posters being presented related to our work on the use of speech amplifcation devices for people with hypophonia:

Speech Amplification Device Usage for Parkinson’s disease: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists

Kelly Gates will be presenting results from our survey of speech-language pathologists regarding the use of speech amplification devices for people with hypophonia secondary to Parkinson’s disease. This fall, Kelly also led an extension of this mixed-methods work conducting a series of interviews with SLPs. We are very fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Helen Mach and Dr. Jeff Higginbotham on these projects! Check out Kelly’s poster below:

Knowles, Gates, Mach, Higginbotham, & Holder 2022

Virtual poster presentation

  • Location: CC/Hall B1
  • Date: Friday, Nov 18 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Screen Number: 167

A Comparison of Speech Amplification and Personal Communication Devices for Hypophonia: Exploring Communicative Participation

Another arm of this speech amplification device work is also being presented virtually by Dr. Allyson Page and her student Jessie-Rae Schroeder. This presentation was awarded a Meritorious Poster submission - congrats!

See the virtual poster here

Impact of Face Masks on Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson’s Disease: Clear and Loud Speech Strategies

Nathan Cline will be presenting perceptual outcomes of our Speech in Mask study, showing the effects of face masks worn by people with Parkinson’s disease on speech intelligibility and listener effort. This extends our findings of the acoustic effects of face masks for this population, which has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Cline, Knowles, & Badh 2022

Virtual poster presentation

  • Location: CC/Hall B1
  • Date: Saturday, Nov 19 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Screen Number: 170

I am SO proud of all the work that these students have put in over the last year and a half, and feel very privileged to work with them!

Best practices in the speech sciences: Panel discussions

I will be presenting as a part of two panel talks related to Best Practices for Scientific Data Collection, Management, and Analysis in the Speech Sciences with Drs. Marisha Speights-Atkins, Yolanda Holt, and Meg Cychosz - an absolutely phenomenal group of women to work with. Below is the description of these talks:

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech and Language Science. There is an urgent need for large speech data sets to broaden our scientific understanding of articulatory and phonological development and disorders across the lifespan. Even more so, data sets that aim to address health inequities and disparities within underrepresented communities are needed. This is one of two sessions that describes how to design speech data collection protocols, collect data, and analyze speech science data at scale in ways that produce high-quality, replicable data on populations of people that mirror the full range of diversity we see in human society. In session one, panelists will discuss successful data collection and management practices applied in pediatric, language diverse, and adult population.

  • Location: CC/215-216
  • Date: Thursday, Nov 17 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM

Looking forward to seeing everyone in NOLA!