Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Colloquium

The speech-language pathology clinical colloquium provides opportunities for graduate students to develop their presentation skills. The colloquium is a series of presentations each fall and spring semester. All students have an opportunity to develop a clinical or research presentation. Student also facilitate open discussions.

Academic Year 2013-2014


Voice Evaluation – Multi-Disciplinary Aspects

Presenters: Ruth Lugo & Danielle Steele

This presentation examines a patient who is a vocal performance major referred by an ENT with a diagnosis of LPR. A comparison of the clinical examination and diagnosis between the ENT and SLPs will be made to show the importance of the protocol involved in voice examination.

Targeting prosodic aspects of speech: A case study

Presenter: Shelby Duplant

This presentation describes clinical management of prosody with a young adult. The focus of this presentation will be a description of the client’s presenting characteristics, treatment techniques, and treatment outcomes on prosodic aspects of speech.

Treatment outcomes in an adult client with Down Syndrome 

Presenters: Ashley West & Beth Hoffpauir

This presentation identifies treatment effects on overall speech intelligibility and everyday life skills in an adult client diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Implementation Strategies for AAC: How to get kids really talking

An SLP representative for Prentke Romich describes using Core vocabulary strategies to enhance communication interaction. 

Improving AAC during storybook reading

Presenter: Dana Pitman

This presentation describes a thesis project in which the effects of paraprofessional training on multisymbol message productions of young students using AAC were examined.

Therapy for a client with Broca’s Aphasia

Presenters: Rebecca Mosely and Brandy Anderson

This presentation describes the remediation process and therapy targets of an adult male who has suffered a stroke and been diagnosed with aphasia.

Spasmodic Dysphonia: Role of SLPs

Presenters: Miranda Bradford and Natasha Hemani

This presentation describes treatment outcomes of botulinum toxin injections when combined with voice therapy in a client with adductor spasmodic dysphonia. Features of this condition will be compared and contrasted with another voice disorder that has a functional origin.

Treatment effects and generalization of an explicit speech training approach with an adult with developmental disabilities

Presenter: Gladys Garcia

This presentation describes a thesis project in which a single subject, multiple baseline across behavior research design was used to evaluate treatment effects and generalization of an explicit speech training approach with an adult with developmental disabilities.

Scope of Practice and Ethics

Presenters: Elsie Perkins and Heather Capello

A discussion of speech language pathology scope of practice and a flow chart that may be applied when determining possible ethical dilemmas.

Puberphonia: Goals as an SLP

Presenters: Angelica Lugo & Rebecca Mosley

This presentation will focus on the effects of puberphonia/mutational falsetto on adolescents. Long term goals and guidelines to discharge patients will be discussed. 

Title: Stuttering treatment with a bilingual adult

Presenters: Hannah Bass and Tristan Perrin

Abstract: The presentation includes information from a client's case history, diagnosis, treatment, and current status.

Parkinson’s Disease: Voice as a diagnostic factor

Presenters: Nicole LaJeudes and Kayla Hahn

Perceptual evaluation of voice and laryngoscopic images of the vocal folds have been helpful in diagnosing patients with Parkinson’s disease. This presentation describes a similar case. Images of the vocal folds, audio sample, and patient history will be correlated.

Accent Reduction Training Presentation

Presenters: Megan Willette, Lauren Hicks, Heidi Odom, Van Pham

The presentation briefly discussed the past views of accent reduction vs. accent modification training, reasons why a client may or may not seek accent reduction training, and in brief spoke about the literature that has shown to be beneficial in reducing accentedness and increasing intelligibility. The presentation also discussed the assessment tools used during the evaluation stage and the importance of the assessments administered.

Teaching a Picture Communication System: A Case Study

Presenters: Jenna Lapp, Brandy Anderson

Presenters described a general approach to implementing a picture communication system, then focused on a case study of a six-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder in the early phases of treatment. Finally, they discussed the collaboration process with his teacher and possible future directions for therapy.

Process for Discharging Clients

Presenters: Tyler Brewer and Asia Jones

This presentation will discuss various aspects of client discharge and accompanying processes. The ASHA guidelines and criteria surrounding discharge will be provided.