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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders hosts a number of meetings of public interest at the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic. Of particular note are the following:
National Stuttering Association – Dallas Chapter
The NSA is an organization for persons who stutter and their friends and family members For additional information about meeting times and activities, please go to http://www.geocities.com/dallasnsa/.
Grupo de Apoyo Para Personas Con Afasia [Aphasia Support Group]
Este grupo gratis es para personas que tienen dificultades con el habla y lenguaje a causa de trastornos neurologicos (embolio, demencia, trauma) y sus familias. Las platicas seran en espanol e ingles. [This free group is for individuals who have communication difficulties due to neurological illness or injury (stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury) and thier families. Discussions will be conducted in English and Spanish.]
Cuando [When] : El primer miercoles de cada mes menos enero y julio. [The first Wednesday of every month execpt January and July].
Where [Donde]: Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic
Hora [Time]: 6:30-7:30
STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION OF THE DEAF/HARD OF HEARING
JULY 2012~ HOUSTON, TEXAS
On July 31, 2012, Habilitation of the Deaf majors,Alex Calva, Christine Gaston and Jazz Hernandez jointly presented along with Mrs. G. a workshop entitled, “iTech iTeach.”
They were the first undergraduate students to be selected by an executive planning committee to present at a statewide conference to professionals in the field of Deaf Education.
We are very proud of their dedication and perseverance to MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the EDUCATION OF DEAF/HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS!
See pictures HERE
Habilitation of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing improves communication skill
Recent Faculty Publications
Munoz, M. L. (2012). The clinical management of anomia in bilingual speakers of Spanish and English. In M. Gitterman, M. Goral, and L. Obler (Ed's), Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia (p. 69-88). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Munoz, M. L. (2011). Reducing aphasic perseverations: a case study. Pespectives on Neurphysiology & Neurogenic Speech Language Disorders, 21, 176-183.
Olness, G. S. and Munoz, M. L. (2011). Towards an expanded operationalization of the verbal expression of affective meaning. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 217-218.
Watson, J., Byrd, C., and Carlo, E. (2011) Effects of length, complexity, and grammatical correctness on stuttering in Spanish-speaking preschool children, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 209-220.
Watts CR, Awan SN (2011). Spectral/cepstral analysis of sustained vowels vs. continuous speech in hypofunctional and normal voice subjects. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 54(6).
Awan SN, Omlor K, Watts CR. (2011) Effects of vowel loading and computer system on measures of nasalance.Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 54(5), 1284–1294.
Watts CR,Mecham RP, Knutsen RH, Ciliberto C (2011). Evidence for heterozygous abnormalities of the elastin gene (ELN) affecting the quantity of vocal fold elastic fibers: a pilot study. Journal of Voice, 25(2), e85-e90.
Watts CR, Marler JA, Rousseau B (2011). Qualitative characterization of elastic fiber distribution in the mouse vocal fold: further development of an animal model. Journal of Voice, 25(1), e1-e6.
Watson, J, Byrd, C. and Moore, B. (2011) Ethics in stuttering treatment in the schools: Issues and intersections, In S. Chabon (Ed.)Ethics at Work: Issues and Insights Across Employment Settings, Seminars in Speech and Language, Thieme Medical, pp. 319-329.
Watson, J., Byrd, C. and Carlo, E. (2011) Disfluent speech characteristics of monolingual Spanish-speaking children, In P. Howell and J. Van Borsel (Eds.) Multilingual aspects of fluency disorders, pp. 169-191, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters.
Muñoz, M., Watson, J.B., Yarbrough, L., Flahive, L.K.(2011). Monolingual supervision of bilingual students: challenges and opportunitiesThe ASHA Leader, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 26-2.