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New Investigators Research Grant Recipients

The New Investigators Research Grant encourages research activities of new scientists who have earned their doctorate degree within the past 5 years.


Awarded $10,000 each

Douglas_2016_NIRGNatalie F. Douglas
Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University
"Promoting Buy-In of Certified Nursing Assistants’ Implementation of Memory Aids for Residents With Dementia: A Proof of Concept Study"

Gray_2016_NIRGTeresa J. Gray
Assistant Professor
San Francisco State University
"Bilingual Aphasia: The Intersection Between Lexical Access and Control Mechanisms"

Hoffmann_2016_NIRGAnne Hoffmann
Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center
"Characterization of Early Pragmatic Language Skills in Fragile X Syndrome"

King_2016_NIRGSuzanne N. King
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Louisville
"Characterization of Radiation-Induced Pharyngeal Mucosa Fibrosis After Head and Neck Cancer"

Riley_2016_NIRGEllyn A. Riley
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University
"EEG Quantification of Vigilance in Aphasia"

Towson_2016_NIRGJacqueline Towson
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
"The Impact of Virtual Simulation on the Interprofessional Communication Skills of Speech-Language Pathology Students"

Tumanova_2016_NIRGVictoria Tumanova
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University
"Effects of Emotional Processes on Speech Motor Control and Speech Motor Learning in Preschool-Age Children Who Do and Do Not Stutter"


Awarded $10,000 each

2015-Boothalingam-NIRGSriram Boothalingam
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
"Development of a Novel Method to Measure Binaural Efferent Strength"

2015-EricksonDiRenzo-NIRGElizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo
Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Clinical Study of the Effectiveness of DBS for Vocal Tremor"

2015-Flippin-NIRGMichelle Flippin
Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island
"The Efficacy of Father-Implemented Intervention on Parent Responsiveness and Child "Communication Skills for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study"

2015-Lund-NIRGEmily A. Lund
Assistant Professor
Texas Christian University
"The Effects of Parent Responsiveness Training on Vocabulary Knowledge of Young Children With Hearing Loss"

2015-Rong-NIRGPanying Rong
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
MGH Institute of Health Professions
"An Explanatory Model of Speech Intelligibility Decline in Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"

2015-Venezia-NIRGJonathan H. Venezia
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Irvine
"Classification of the Spectral and Temporal Modulations Essential for Speech Intelligibility in Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Listeners"


Awarded $10,000 each

2014_Ebert_NIRGKerry D. Ebert
Assistant Professor
Rush University
"Measuring Rapport in Speech-Language Treatment for Children"

2014_Johnson_Aaron_NIRGAaron M. Johnson
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Laryngeal Neuromuscular Response to Vocal Exercise"

2014_Lee_Jiyeon_NIRGJiyeon Lee
Assistant Professor
Purdue University
"Tracking the Time Course of Sentence Production in Parkinson's Disease"

2014_MacPherson_NIRGMegan K. MacPherson
Assistant Professor
Florida State University
"Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in the Speech Production of Individuals with Parkinson Disease"

2014_Radziwon_NIRGKelly E. Radziwon
Research Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo
"An Animal Behavioral Model of Noise-Induced Hyperacusis"

2014_RogusPulia_NIRGNicole M. Rogus-Pulia
Postdoctoral Fellow
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
"Effects of Device-Facilitated Isometric Progressive Resistance Oropharyngeal (I-PRO) Therapy on Dysphagia Related Outcomes in Patients Post-Stroke"

2014_Wilson_NIRGMatthew J. Wilson
Assistant Professor
Northern Illinois University
"A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Concussive and Subconcussive Impacts on Electrophysiological Measures of Auditory Working Memory in Contact Sports Athletes"


Awarded $5,000 each

2013_LewWilliams_NIRGCasey Lew-Williams
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
"Processing of Mixed Language by Bilingual Infants and Toddlers"

2013_Werfel_NIRGKrystal Werfel
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina
"Contributions of Phonological Processing to Reading and Spelling Achievement in School-Age Children with Cochlear Implants"


Awarded $5,000 each

2012 Dunn Davison - NIRGMegan Dunn-Davison
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
"Effect of Self-regulated Strategy Development on Writing and Reading Comprehension Outcomes in ELLs"

2012 Mefferd - NIRGAntje Mefferd
Assistant Professor
Wichita State University
"The Effects of Speech Modification on Tongue Kinematics and Speech Acoustics in Talkers with ALS and Parkinson's Disease"

2012 Shen - NIRGYi Shen
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Irvine
"Temporal Modulation Transfer Function as a Clinical Tool for the Assessment of Auditory Temporal Resolution"

2012 Sosa - NIRGAnna Sosa
Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University
"Proposal: Caregiver-infant Communicative Interaction During Play"


Awarded $5,000 each

2011_KoutsoftasAnthony D. Koutsoftas
Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University
"A Comparison of Writing Process Performance in Children With and Without Language Learning Disabilities"

2011_NipIgnatius Nip
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
"Oromotor Development of Toddlers With Cerebral Palsy"

2011_SpauldingTammie Spaulding
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
"Investigating Approaches to Learning in Children With Specific Language Impairment"

2011_SteppCara Stepp
Assistant Professor, Boston University
"Voluntary Control of Anterior Neck Musculature in Dysphagia"

2011_TilstraJanet Tilstra 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Saint Benedict/St. John's University
"Reliability, Validity, and Growth Potential of Structures Narrative Retells"


Awarded $5,000 each

2010NIG-Samuel AtchersonSamuel R. Atcherson
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"A Comparison of Spectral Modulation Thresholds Obtained Psychophysically and Using Scalp-Recorded Auditory Evoked Potentials"

2010NIG-HenrikeBlumenfeldHenrike Blumenfeld 
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
"Lexical Activation and Inhibition in Monolingual and Bilingual Aphasia"

Baila T. Epstein
Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
"Assessment of Error Monitoring in Children with Specific Language Impairment"

2010NIG-EstherKimEsther Kim
Assistant Professor, University or Alberta 
"Context Effects on Oral and Silent Reading in Acquired Alexia: An Eye-Tracking Study"

2010NIG-TaraMcAllisterTara McAllister
Assistant Professor, Montclair State University 
"Traditional versus Visual Biofeedback Intervention for /r/ Misarticulation"

2010NIG-LaurynZipseLauryn Zipse
Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions 
"Investigation of Rhythmic Processing in Aphasia"


Awarded $5,000 each

2009NIG-CrystalEngineerCrystal Engineer
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Texas at Dallas
"Animal Model of  Speech Sound Processing Autism"

2009NIG-JohnHeilmannJohn Heilmann
Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
"Identification of Potential General Outcome Measures for Children's Oral Language"

2009NIG-SorenLowellSoren Lowell
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
"Hyoid and Laryngeal Position in Individuals With and Without Muscle Tension Dysphonia"


Awarded $5,000 each

Nina C. Capone Nina C. Capone
Associate Professor, Seton Hall University
"The Effects of Gesture Cues on Object Word Learning by Children with Language Impairments"

Gayle L. DeDe Gayle L. DeDe
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
"On-Line Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia: Is Reading Different than Listening?"

Ciara Leydon Ciara Leydon
Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College
"Construction and Characterization of a Novel Model of Vocal Fold Mucosa"
ASHA Special Interest Division 3 Grant Supplement

Rita R. Patel Rita R. Patel
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
"High Speed Digital Analysis of Vocal Fold Vibration in Children"
ASHA Special Interest Division 3 Grant Supplement

Yasmeen Faroqi Shah Yasmeen Faroqi Shah
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
"Retreival of Action Names in Aphasia: An Investigation of the Embodied Cognition Framework"
ASHA Special Interest Division 2 Grant Supplement

Yana Yunosova Yana Yunosova
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
"Visual Feedback Systems in Speech Rehabilitation: Defining Vocal Tract Targets"


Awarded $5,000 each

Lauren Calandruccio Lauren Calandruccio
Syracruse University
"Spectral-Weighting Strategies for Nonsense Syllables Using a Correlational Method"

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni
Ohio University
"The Relevant Contribution of Low and High Frequency Decrements in Increment Detection Related to Spectral Enhancement"

Tanya Eadie Tanya Eadie
University of Washington
"The Effect of Training on the Reliability of Naive Listeners' Auditory-Perceptual Judgements of Dysphonia"
ASHA Special Interest Division 3 Grant Supplement

Seunghee Ha Seunghee Ha
University of Tennessee
"Determining Treatment Benefit for Patients with Cleft Palate Who Use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for Velopharyngeal Impairment"

Tiffany P. Hogan Tiffany P. Hogan
University of Arizona
"An Experimental Evaluation of Competing Phonological Awareness Treatments"

Torrey M. J. Loucks Torrey M. J. Loucks
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
"Identifying Cerebral Biomarkers for Persistency or Recovery from Stuttering in Children Using Structural and Functional Neuroimaging"

Kimberly McDowell Kimberly McDowell
Wichita State University
"Lexical Properties, Speech Sound Accuracy, and Vocabulary: Potential Impact on Phonological Awareness"

Valeriy Shafiro Valeriy Shafiro
Rush University Medical Center
"Perception of Environmental Sounds and Speech in Patients with Cochlear Implants"


Awarded $5,000 each

Yael Arbel Yael Arbel
University of South Florida
"Evaluating the Impaired Error Processing of Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)"

Susan G. Butler Susan G. Butler
Wake Forest University
"Effects of Age, Gender, Bolus Condition, Viscosity, and Volume on Pharyngeal and Upper Esophageal Sphincter Pressure and Temporal Manometric Measurements During Swallowing"
ASHA Special Interest Division 13 Grant Supplement

Lisa A. Edmonds Lisa A. Edmonds
The University of Florida
"The Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Crosslinguistic Generalization of Sentence Production Abilities in Spanish/English Bilingual Aphasia"

Jennifer Kleinow Jennifer Kleinow
La Salle University
"Linguistic and Autonomic Effects on Speech Motor Control in Adults Who Stutter"
ASHA Special Interest Division 4 Grant Supplement

Carolyn Richie Carolyn Richie
Butler University
"The Contribution of Visual Cues of Vowels and Consonants to Speech Recognition by Listeners with Hearing Loss"

Jayanthi Sasisekaran
Purdue University
"Rhyme and Segment Encoding Skills in Children who Stutter"

Mahalakshmi Sivasankar Mahalakshmi Sivasankar
Purdue University
"Voice Response to Dehydration Challenge in Individuals at Risk for Voice Disorders"
ASHA Special Interest Division 3 Grant Supplement


Awarded $5,000 each

Cathy Binger Cathy Binger
University of New Mexico
"The Effects of a Caregiver Instructional Program on the Multi-Symbol Utterances of Latino Children Who Require Augmentative and Alternative Communication"

Ellen M. Hickey
Dalhousie University
"Effects of Training Caregivers to Communicate with Nursing Home Residents with Aphasia"
ASHA Special Interest Division 2 Grant Supplement

Cathy A. Pelletier Cathy A. Pelletier
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"The Role of Chemesthesis on Peak Lingual Swallowing Pressure in Healthy Female Adults"

Dennis T. Ries Dennis T. Ries
Ohio University
"Stochastic Resonance in the Presence of Narrowband Noise"

Helen M. Sharp Helen M. Sharp
Western Michigan University
"Practice Patterns of Speech-Language Pathologists and Physicians Related to Treatment of Dysphagia Among Patients with Advanced Dementia"
ASHA Special Interest Division 13 Grant Supplement

Kristie A. Spencer Kristie A. Spencer
University of Washington
"Disruptions to Response Maintenance and Switching in Adults with Parkinson's Disease"


Awarded $5,000 each

Tim Brackenbury Tim Brackenbury
Bowling Green State University
"Linguistic and Social Pragmatic Influences on the Onset of Fast Mapping"

Laura DeThorne Laura DeThorne
Pennsylvania State University
"Examining the Influence of Child Language Ability on Adult-Child Interactions within a Twin Study"

Rachael Frush Holt Rachael Frush Holt
Indiana University
"A Test of Audiovisual Integration for Children with Sensory Aids"

Linda Jarmulowicz Linda Jarmulowicz
The University of Memphis
"Factors Related to Third Grader's Stress Production in Derived English Words"


Awarded $5,000 each

Angela Ciccia Angela Hein Ciccia,
Case Western Reserve University
"An fMRI Study of Social Cognition in Typically-Developing Adolescents"

Mark DeRuiter Mark DeRuiter,
Wayne State University
"Discrimination Sensitivity to Formant Transition Lengthening in Full- and Silent-Center Vowel Syllables: Language-Impaired Children"

Jean Gordon Jean K. Gordon
University of Iowa
"Associations and Dissociations: An Investigation of Lexical Access Deficits in the Spontaneous Speech of Agrammatic and Anomic Aphasia"
ASHA Special Interest Division 2 Grant Supplement

Allison Haskill Allison M. Haskill
Augustana College
"Phonological and Morphosyntactic Production Skills in Subgroups of Children With Language Impairments"

Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent-Walsh
University of Central Florida
"The Effects of a Caregiver Instructional Program on the Communicative Turns of Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication During Book Reading Activities"

Xiao Sun Xiao-Ming Sun
University of South Alabama
"Compensation of Negative Middle-Ear Pressure in Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions"


Awarded $5,000 each

Mikyong Kim
University of Rhode Island
"Verb Production in Fluent Aphasia: A Study of Lexical Organization"
ASHA Special Interest Division 2 Grant Supplement

Wayne M. King
Ohio State University
"Signal Detection and Estimation in Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions: A Comparison of Multitaper and Single Taper Direct Spectral Estimates"

Swathi Kiran Swathi Kiran
University of Texas at Austin
"Effect of a Semantic Based Naming Treatment on Cross Linguistic Generalization in Bilingual Patients With Aphasia"

Shelley Lund Shelley Lund
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"The Effect of Recasting and Augmented Input on the Development of Grammar in Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication"

Susan Thibeault Susan Thibeault
University of Utah
"Gene Expression Profile Analysis of Reinke's Edema"


Awarded $5,000 each

Michael Blomgren Michael Blomgren
University of Utah
"A Neuromagnetic Assessment of Speech Motor Planning in Stutterers and Nonstutterers"
ASHA Special Interest Division 2 Grant Supplement

Sandra Laing Sandra P. Laing
University of Alabama
"The Relationship Between Inhibition and Verbal Working Memory in Children With Specific Language Impairment"

Margaret Lehman-Blake Margaret T. Lehman-Blake
Syracuse University
"Inferencing in Adults With and Without Right Hemisphere Brain Damage Examined Through Thinking Out Loud Protocols"

Michelle L. Morrisette Michele L. Morrisette
Indiana University
"Cyclicity in Lexical Diffusion"

Benjamin R. Munson
University of Minnesota
"Lexical Access and Motor Planning by Children With Phonological Impairments"

Geralyn R. Timler Geralyn R. Timler
University of Rhode Island
"Profiling Social Communication Skills During Conflict Tasks in Children With and Without Specific Language Impairment"


Awarded $5,000 each

Kirrie Ballard Kirrie J. Ballard
Indiana University
"Interarticulator Coordination During Speech and Its Amenability to Treatment in Acquired Apraxia of Speech"

Katherine C. Hustad
Pennsylvania State University
"Implementing Speech Supplementation Strategies in Speakers With Dysarthria: Effect on Intelligibility"

Bonnie W. Johnson
University of Illinois
"Verb Learning: Effects of Input Frequency and Morphology Manipulation"

Laura Justice Laura M. Justice
University of Virginia
"Efficacy of Book Reading Intervention for Influencing Phonological Sensitivity in Children With Specific Language Impairment"

Holly Storkel Holly L. Storkel
Indiana University
"Word Learning in Children With Functional Phonological Delays"

Kris Tjaden
University of Buffalo
"The Relationship Between Speaking Rate, Measures of Speech Production, and Perception of Speech Severity in Parkinson's Disease"

Teresa Ukrainetz Teresa Ukrainetz
University of Wyoming
"The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the Schools: Asking Practitioners"


Awarded $5,000 Each

Jodi A. Cook
Arizona State University
"Speech Recognition in Hearing Impaired Listeners Using Objective and Subjective Measures"

Ruby L. Drew
Western Carolina University
"An Alternating Treatments Comparison of Two Semantic Treatments for Picture-Naming Deficits"

Penny L. Mirrett
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Speech and Oral/Craniofacial Characteristics of Young Males With Fragile X Syndrome"

C. Melanie Schuele
Case Western Reserve University
"Relative Clauses: Production of Complex Syntax by Children With Specific Language Impairment"

Patricia G. Trautwein
House Ear Institute CARE Center
"Modification of the HINT-C for the Assessment of Children With Cochlear Implants"

Richard I. Zraick
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"The Use of Standardized Patients to Teach and Assess Clinical Skills of Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Working With Geriatric Patients"


Awarded $5,000 Each

Alice Eriks-Brophy
University of Ottawa
"Inclusion of Children with Hearing Impairment: Perceptions of Elementary and Secondary Classroom Teachers"

Kathryn Garrett
Duquesne University
"The Impact of Graphic Contextual Information and Instruction on the Conversational Interactions of Persons with Severe Aphasia"

Diane K. Ohala
University of Arizona
"Sonority and Medical Cluster Reduction in Speech-Language Impaired Children"

Kathleen Treole
East Carolina University
"Treatment Outcomes Measures in the Rehabilitation of Muscle Tension Dysphonia"


Awarded $5,000 Each

Steven A. Belanger
Dalhousie University
"The Relationship Between Limb Apraxia and the Acquisition and Use of Communicative signs and Gestures in Aphasia: A Training Study"

Ann Strouse Carter
James H. Quillen VA Center
"Dichotic Listening and Audiologic Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients"

M. Patrick Feeney
Ohio University
"A Comparison of Reflectance and Admittance Measures of the Acoustic Reflex Threshold for Pure Tone Activators"

Jeanne M. Gokcen
FutureCom Technologies, Inc.
"Speech Processing in the Brain: Investigation of Electrophysiological Information about the Nature and Location of a Specialized Phonetic Processor"

Cynthia A. Hogan
University of Rochester
"Efficiency: A Measure of High-Frequency Benefit for Hearing-Impaired Listeners"

Sandra Carr Jackson
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, Chapel Hill
"Narrative Styles and Academic Skills of African American Kindergartners"

Kenneth J. Logan
University of Florida
"The Influence of Triadic Conversational Context on Speech and Language Behavior in Children Who Stutter"

Carol Mackersie
San Diego State University
"The Effects of Peak Clipping on Perception of Simultaneous and Single Sentences"


Awarded $5,000 Each

Anne C. Balant
SUNY–New Paltz
"Otoacoustic Emissions and the Binaural Masking Level Difference"

Alison Behrman
Hunter College–CUNY
"A Prospective Long-term Outcome Study of Microlaryngeal Phonosurgery"

Ivy M. Dunn
Northwestern University
"Assessment of Auditory Working Memory in Adult Cochlear Implant Patients"

Adele W. Miccio
Pennsylvania State University
"Enhancing Stimulability for Phonological Acquisition"

Anastasia M. Raymer
Old Dominion University
"Contrasting Treatments for Naming Impairments in Aphasia"

Nancy L. Records
"A Measure of the Quality of Life of Individuals With Aphasia"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Karen Doherty
Syracuse University
"Effectiveness of Speech Recognition Training Based on a Listener's Weighs"

Lynn Hewitt
Penn State University
"Application of Recent Techniques in Text Linguistics to Clinical Practice in Language Pathology"

Amy R. Horwitz
Medical University of South Carolina
"Mechanisms Underlying Speech Understanding and High Frequency Hearing Loss"

Laura Murray
Indiana University
"Resource Allocation Impairments in Individuals With Right Hemisphere Brain Damage"

Pamela Rollins
University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders
"Understanding Form-Function Relationships in Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Longitudinal Perspective"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Pamela A. Hadley
Arizona State University, Tempe
"Grammatical Vulnerability Among Children With Specific Language Impairment"

Carol Ann Smith Hammond
University of Florida, Gainesville
"Afferent Mechanisms in the Neural Control of Positive Oral Pressure"

Thomas A. Littman
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
"Click SPL and Spectrum in Neonatal Ear Canals: Implications for Hearing Screening"

Mary Evelyn Moore
Illinois State University, Normal
"Pronoun Errors of Normal and Language-Impaired Children"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Patrick Finn
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
"Unassisted Recovery From Stuttering: A Perceptual Study"

Karen Iler Kirk
Indiana University, Indianapolis
"The Effects of Talker and Speaking Rate on Word Recognition by Adult Cochlear Implant Users"

Janna B. Oetting
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
"Acquisition of English Past Tense by Children With Specific Language Impairment"

Barbara J. Parker
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
"Binaural Frequency Selectivity in Older Adults Using a Dichotic Masking Paradigm"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Scott G. Adams
The Toronto Hospital, Toronto
"Effects of Altered Auditory Feedback on Speech in Parkinson's Disease"

Carole E. Johnson
Auburn University, Auburn
"Minimal High Frequency Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss and School-Age Children: Speech Recognition in Reverberation and Noise"

James W. Montgomery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Phonological Memory in Language Impaired Children"

Nancy Pearl Solomon
University of Iowa, Iowa City
"Tongue Strengh, Endurance, and Perceptions of Effort in Relation to Speech in People With Parkinson Disease"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Laura C. Bell
The Lexington Center, New York
"The Components of Reading in Deaf Children"

Kimberly V. Fisher
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
"Voice Measurement of Spasmodic Dysphonia"

Laurie Hanin
Research Foundation of the City University of New York, New York
"The Contribution of Use of Linguistic Context to Speechreading Proficiency in Hearing-Impaired and Normally Hearing Adults"

Maureen B. Higgins
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha
"Articulatory and Laryngeal Behaviors of Hearing-Impaired Adults"

Beth A. Prieve
Syracuse University, Jamesville
"Distortion-Product Otacoustic Emissions in Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children"


Awarded $4,000 Each

Barbara R. Pauloski
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois     
"Influence of Airflow in Acoustic Features of Tracheoesophageal Voice"

Thomas W. Powell
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana     
"Matrix Training Efficacy in Consonant Cluster Generalization"

Yingyong Qi
University of Arizona, Tucson
"Analysis and Improvement of Alaryngeal Speech"

Debra Schober-Peterson
Speech Pathology Services, Inc., Marietta, Georgia
"Facilitating the Communication Skills of Toddlers Through Parent-child Partnerships"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Philip C. Doyle
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Temporal Characteristics of Esophageal and Tracheoesophageal Speech: Voice Onset Time (VOT) and Vowel Duration"

Michael Anne Gratton
Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, Texas
"Evaluation of Environmental Noise Exposure in Pediatric Patients Receiving Cisplatin Chemotherapy"

Michael P. Robb
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
"Vocalization Properties of Young Children"

Carol J. Strong
Utah State University, Logan
"Stability of Narrative Skills and Syntactic Complexity Skills of Language-Impaired and Normally Developing School-Aged Children"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Melinda M. Heald
Amphitheater School District, Tucson, Arizona
"Pressure-Equalization (PE) Tubes: Relative Importance of Indicators for Their Use. A National Survey of Pediatricians"

Theresa Hnath-Chisolm
University of South Florida
"Effect of Talker and List Differences on the Audio/Visual Recognition of Words and Phonemes"

Hortencia Kayser
Texas Christian University
"Communicative Strategies of Hispanic and Anglo Speech-Language Pathologists"

Ananthanarayan A. Krishnan
University of Pittsburgh
"Forward-Masking Effects on the Auditory Nerve and Brainstem Evoked Responses in Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Individuals"

Robert F. Orlikoff
Memphis State University
"The Effect of Age and Cardiovascular Health on Vocal Performance: Toward a Measure of 'Vocal Age'"

Michael A. Primus
University of Wyoming
"The Role of Localization in Visual Reinforcement Audiometry"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Elizabeth Crais
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Story Retelling and Inferencing Skills in Language Learning Disabled Children"

Jack S. Damico
Louisiana State University
"Code Switching and Language Disability: An Investigation of Grammatical and Pragmatic Characteristics"

Anne M. Goff
Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
"The Effect of Biofeedback on the Modification of Speech Rate, Speech Intelligibility, and Acoustic-Phonetic Aspects of Speech"

Susan T. Jackson
University of Pittsburgh
"The Effects of Cues on the Picture-Naming Ability of Semantically Disorganized and Semantically Intact Aphasics"

Leslie F. Leahy
University of Pittsburgh
"Working Memory and Text Recall in Adult Epileptics"

Melanie L. Matthies
University of Illinois
"Consonant Confusions in Aging"

Matthew Clinton Melcon
University of Arizona
"Effect of Age on Laryngeal Airway Resistance"

Janet A. Norris
Louisiana State University
"Investigation of Communicative Reading as an Alternative Intervention Strategy"

Connie A. Tompkins
University of Pittsburgh
"Interpreting Connotative Meanings Following Right Hemisphere Brain Damage"

David J. Zajac
University of Pittsburgh
"An Electroglottographic Analysis of Norman and Nasal Vowels Produced at Different Levels of Intensity"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Cynthia Bartlett
Emerson College
"Recovery of Functional Communication Skills in Aphasic Adults"

Debra Ann Busacco
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
"The Effects of Aging on the Benefits Derived from Visual Cues in Auditory-Visual Speech Recognition by the Hearing Impaired"

Jan Edwards
Hunter School of Health Sciences, Hunter College
"Compensatory Speech Production Abilities of Normal and Phonologically Disordered Children"

Amy Finch-Williams
University of Wyoming
"Nonlinguistic and Linguistic Perspective-Taking in Children"

Robyn Jenkins
San Diego State University
"Multisyllabic Speech Productions of Normally Developing 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-Year-Olds"

Marilyn A. Nippold
University of Oregon
"Analogical Reasoning and Problem Solving Ability in Language Impaired Children"

Rhea Paul
Portland State University
"Late Bloomers?: Communication in Nonspeaking Toddlers"

Christine A. Strike
Indiana University
"Training Two Verbal Behaviors of Supervisors in Speech Pathology: An Experimental Study"

Renny H. Tatchell
Central Michigan University
"Optimum Air Flow Volume Using Tracheoesophageal Puncture Protheses for Olfaction in Laryngectomees"

Edna Carter Young
University of Rochester Medical Center
"Evaluation of Language Intervention Strategies to Facilitate Responses in Patients With Senile Dementia-Alzheimer's Type"


Awarded $1,000 Each

M. J. Demetras
University of Arizona, Tucson
"Linguistic Input to Normal and Autistic Children"

Judith A. Gierut
Indiana University
"On the Nature of Variability in Misarticulated Speech"

Linda Medley Huntress
University of Cincinnati
"Aphasic Patients' Comprehension of Synthetic Speech vs. Natural Speech"

Michael P. Karnell
University of Chicago
"Variations in Velar Displacement Over Time in Normal Subjects and in Patients With Marginal Velopharyngeal Incompetence"

Susan Carol Meyers
Temple University and U.S. Department of Education
"The Relationship Between Preschool Stuttering and Mother-Father-Peer Verbal Interactions"

Jerald B. Moon
University of Iowa
"Development of Testing of a Phototransducer for Use in the Evaluation of the Velopharyngeal Mechanism"

Dana L. Oviatt
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Frequency Selectivity Measured in Listeners with Simulated and Sensorineural Hearing Loss"

Gail Ramsberger
Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and Boston University
"The Influence of Emotionality on Word Repetition in Aphasia"

Yvonne S. Siniger
House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California     
"Parametric Evaluation of Factors Effecting ABR Threshold Detectability"

Roberta L. Wacker
State University of New York, College at Plattsburg
"Pragmatic, Semantic, and Syntactic Influences on Children's Inconsistent Misarticulations"


Awarded 1,000 Each

Jane H. Baxter
Stanford University Medical Center
"Evaluation of Qualitative Techniques for Predicting and Assessing Hearing Aid User Satisfaction"

Cecile M. Burzynski
University of Iowa
"Assessment of Vocal Endurance in Speakers With Vocal Nodules"

Janina K. Casper
State University of New York and Upstate Medical Center
"A Frequency Perturbation in Normal Speakers: A Descriptive and Methodological Study"

Linda J. Hood
Louisiana State University Medical Center
"A Comparison of the Characteristics of Auditory Evoked Potentials in Stutterers and Non-Stutterers"

Barbara K. Rockman
Indiana University
"Specific Phonological Knowledge and Patterns of Generalization"

Judith Rubin-Spitz
City University of New York
"Articulation Control in the Hearing Impaired"

Joan E. Sussman
Louisiana State University
"The Effect of Changes in the a priori Probability of Item-Types on Measures of Sensitivity and Response Strategy in a Speech Discrimination Task"

Michael D. Trudeau
Ohio State
"Effect of Alaryngeal Speakers' Adjustments to Background Noise"

Ben C. Watson
Haskins Laboratories
"Comparison of Airflow Management Between Mild and Severe Stutterers"

Lynn Weatherby
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Consonant Perception by Children With Middle Ear Effusions"

Sarah E. Williams
Northern Illinois University
"The Influence of Situational Context on the Retrieval of Verbs by Aphasic Patients: A Research Proposal"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Michele S. Banker
Boston University
"An Examination of the Durations of Initial Apical Stop Consonants in Language Disordered and Normally Developed Children"

Larry K. Hendrickson
Stanford University Medical Center
"Evaluation of a Novel, Wearable Amplitude Compression System"

Lucille J. Hess
Purdue University at Fort Wayne
"The Acquisition of Back Channel Listener Responses"

D. Jeffrey Higginbotham
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"An Investigation of the Delivery of Pre-Linguistic Communication Services to Profoundly Retarded Persons Living Within a Residential Setting"

Celia Sue Hume
University of Tennessee
"Event-Related Potentials Associated with Semantic Processing in Aphasics"

Aquiles Iglesias
Temple University
"The Acquisition of Spanish Phonology"

Raymond N. Linville
University of Iowa
"A Proposed Investigation of Timing in Cleft and Normal Adult Speakers"

Dianne H. Meyer and E. Tracy Mishler
University of Illinois, Chicago
"PI-PB Functions with NU-6 Word Lists"

Joanne Erwick Roberts
University of North Carolina
"The Effects of Otitis Media on Articulation"

John F. Schmitt
University of Alabama
"Comprehension of Naturally Rate-Altered Passages by Elderly Listeners"

Christine C. Sleight
Radford University
"Narrative Styles of Language Disordered and Nondisordered Adolescents"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Carolyn J. Brown
University of Iowa
"Assessing Language-Disordered Children's Ability to Structure Information"

Craig Formby
University of Florida
"Psychoacoustical Study of the Neural Contribution in Detection of Amplitude-Modulated Noise"

Sandra Gordon-Salant
University of Maryland
"Suppressing Low Frequency Amplification and its Effect on Hearing Impaired Listeners' Consonant Perceptions in Noise"

Cynthia J. Johnson
University of Illinois
"Perfective Aspect in Grammatical Development"

Lorraine A. Ramig
University of Colorado
"Acoustic Analysis of Phonation in Patients with Huntington's Disease: A Preliminary Report"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Holly K. Craig
University of Michigan
"Turn Taking Behaviors Within the Conversational Interactions of the Language Disordered Child"

Cynthia G. Fowler
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
"The Binaural Interaction Component of the Auditory Brain Stem Response in Normal and Hearing-Impaired Subjects"

Robert E. Hillman
Boston University
"A Comparison of Normal and Esophogeal Voicing Source Characteristics"

Janet E. Shanks
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
"The Effect of Ear Canal Volume on Acoustical Susceptance and Conductance, Phasor and Phase Angle Tympanograms in Normal and Pathological Middle Ears"

Elaine T. Stathopolous
State University of New York, Buffalo
"A Study of the Relationship Between the Respiratory System, the Laryngeal System, and the Supralaryngeal System in Normal Male and Female Children and Adults"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Martin Fujiki
University of Nevada
"Comparative Effectiveness of Informal Measures of Language Assessment"

Patricia E. Goodwin
University of Denver
"Reaction Time Measurement of Tinnitus"

Mary E. Spaulding
State University of New York
"An Investigation of the Effects of Noun and Verb Prompts on the Grammatical Language Production of Aphasic Adults"


Awarded $1,000 Each

Judy Dubno
"Predicting Consonant Confusions in Noise on the Basis of Acoustical Analyses"

Paul R. Hoffman
University of Vermont
"Interallophonic Transfer of /r/ Training"

Robert S. Pierce
University of Iowa
"Facilitating Sentence Comprehension of Aphasic Subjects"

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