Professor in Charge of Graduate Program
- Communication Sciences and Disorders - CSD
- Graduate Programs
- Graduate Faculty
- Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2014
University Park, PA 16802
The use of auditory (hearing) and somatosensation (touch) to produce clear speech in adults with and without neurologic injury or disease. My work focuses on how to 1) assess changes in touch sensation through the development of unique protocols, 2) identify ways to improve sensation through training, and 3) find means of adapting our therapy paradigms to compensate for any declines in sensation to maintain clear communication in adults. For more information or to volunteer for studies, please visit: sites.psu.edu/oppal
I currently collaborate with researchers in the Department of Food Science and researchers in the Department of Kinesiology.