• Clinical Professor Chenell Loudermill was selected to participate in CAPCSD’s Leadership Academy!  She will represent SLHS at the annual conference in April in New Orleans. Congratulations  Dr. Loudermill!

  • Dr. Jessica Huber, professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors! View Article 

  • Way to go Briana Cox!  Ms. Cox completed the Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) at 2019 ASHA conference. Also as part of the MSLP program at ASHA, Briana participated in a group presentation that discussed ways of increasing the amount of clinical research in communication disorders.

  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Georgia Malandranki!  We want to congratulate Dr. Georgia Malandranki who recently received the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Early Career Research Award!

  • Congratulations!! Bonnie Martin-Harris, the Alice and Gabrielle Twight Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University is a recipient of the 2020 Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciencces Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Martin-Harris received her MS-SLP degree from our Department in 1981. We are so proud to call Dr. Martin-Harris, our alumnus.

  • Congratulations to our Indiana Lions McKinney Outreach Program award winners!
    • Audiology Outstanding Student Clinician- Lauren Monteith
    • Speech-Language Pathology Outstanding Student Clinician-Annamarie King
    • Outstanding Research Project Award-Rachel Arkenberg

Recent Publications 

  • Krebs, J, Wilbur, R. B., Alday, P., Roehm, D. The impact of transitional movements and non-manual markings on the disambiguation of locally ambiguous argument structures in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS). Language and Speech 62(4), 652-680.

  • Malaia, E., Wilbur, R. B. 2019. Visual and linguistic components of short-term memory: Generalized Neural Model (GNM) for spoken and sign languages. Cortex 112: 69-79.

  • Roepke, E, & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2019). Perception of sibilants by preschool children with overt and covert sound contrasts. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 3763-3770.

  • Malaia, E. & Wilbur, R. B. (2019) Syllable as a unit of information transfer in linguistic communication: The entropy syllable parsing model. WIREs Cognitive Science 2020; 11:e1518; Dec 7, 2019.

  • Kadlaskar, G., Seidl, A., Tager-Flusberg, H., Nelson, C., Keehn, B., et al. Caregiver Touch-Speech Communication and Infant Responses in 12-Month-Olds at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord (2019) doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04310-8

Recent Presentations

  • ASHA 2019 Conference: poster presented by Grace Man and Jiyeon Lee (Purdue Aphasia Research Lab): "Structural Priming in Dialogue: Evidence for Preserved Syntactic Learning in Aging; Technical Research session: Facilitating Sentence Production in Aphasia: Effects of Prime Repetition on Structural Priming.

  • ASHA 2019 Poster presented & authored authored by: Dr. Gutmann, Emily Bauman and Dr. Lee (Purdue Aphasia Lab): "Evolution of a University-Based Aphasia Boot Camp: Lessons Learned and Adjustments Made, Aphasia Lab.

  • ASHA 2019 Conference: Seminar presented by Jiyeon, Lee (Purdue Aphasia Lab): "Using Structural Priming to Facilitate Immediate and Lasting Improvement of Sentence Processing in Aphasia.

  • Seminar presented by professors Tamar Greenwell, Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, Christi Masters, and Chenell Loudermill: Making the case for phonological awareness instruction in speech production services.

  • Technical research session presented by doctoral student Elizabeth Roepke on the Perception of own vs. other’s voice in preschoolers with speech sound disorders.

  • Seminar presented by doctoral student Katelyn Gerwin and Drs Brosseau-Lapré and Weber on the neural correlates of phonetic and lexical processing in children with and without speech sound disorder.

  • Poster presented by SLHS undergraduate student Leyna Schroeder (PROGENY program participant) on the speech errors produced by bilingual Spanish-English and monolingual English speaking children.

  • Invited seminar presented by Françoise Brosseau-Lapré (Purdue), Janet Vuolo (Ohio State), Kelly Farquarson (Florida State University) and Kathryn Cabbage (Brigham Young University): Imagining more for children with speech sound disorders: beyond speech production.

  • Dr. Georgia Malandraki gave an invited talk at ASHA providing guidelines on using telehealth for dysphagia management.

  • Alexander, Joshua. University of Maryland 5th Annual Auditory and Vestibular Translational Day on New Technologies in Hearing.

  • Loudermill, C. (2019, October). From Phonological to Morphological Awareness: Improving vocabulary, word recognition, and reading comprehension in struggling readers. Presentation at the ISHA Annual Fall Conference. West Lafayette, IN. (Invited)

  • "Introduction to Audiology and Cochlear Implants" - presented to Purdue Women's Clubat the West Lafayette   Public Library with Emily Casson, Catherine Nash and Shannon Van Hyfte

  • Malaia, E.A., Krebs, J., Borneman, J.D., Wilbur, R. B., Roehm, D. (2019, Sept 16-20). Cortical entrainment to visual entropy underlies sign language comprehension. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 13, Hamburg, Germany. [poster]

  • Krebs, J., Wilbur, R. B., Malaia, E., Strutzenberger, G., Schwameder, H., Roehm, D. (2019, Sept 16-20). Event visibility in sign language motion: Evidence from ÖGS. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 13, Hamburg, Germany. [poster]

  • Brosseau-Lapré, F. (October 2019). Literacy development, screening and assessment. Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association's 13th Annual Fall Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

  • Nikolai, L. R., Wilbur, R. B. (2019, Sept 16-20). The "flat chin" marker in ASL. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 13, Hamburg, Germany. [poster]

  • Davis-McFarland, E., Simpson, J.M., Newman, W. (2019). Don't Get Lost in Leadership. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Oral presentation. Orlando, FL.

  • Krishnsn, L.A. & Simpson, J.M. (2019). Classroom to Clinic for Undergraduate Students: Building Audiology Clinical Skills. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Poster presentation. Orlando, FL.

  • Leonard. L. (November 2019). Repeated Retrieval Facilitates Word Learning and Recall in Children. Invited Presentation Given at the Research Symposium sponsored by ASHA and NIDCD during the ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL.

  • Wilbur. R, (December 2019). Austrian Linguistics Society keynote address, Salzburg: Facial grammar in sign language - what do we mean by it?

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