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Undergraduate and graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders are actively engaged in research opportunities within the department and across campus.

Each year, we host a research event allowing student researchers to share their research with the broader community.

2023-2024 Event

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 6-7:30 p.m.
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Research Building A, off Hastings Road

This year's event features posters from Penn State undergraduate students, as well as students from North Carolina A&T State University, through a collaboration under the National Science Foundation’s Build and Broaden Program

Register to present by March 1. Check back closer to the event for a list of posters and presenters.

 

 

Past Events

2022-2023 icon-olus-circle

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Research Building A, off Hastings Road

After two years of being virtual, we are excited to be back in person for this event and in our new Clinic space!

This year's event features posters from Penn State undergraduate students, as well as students from North Carolina A&T State University, through a collaboration under the National Science Foundation’s Build and Broaden Program. NC A&T posters are indicated with an asterisk.

1) Sentence Repetition Abilities in Individuals with Aphasia: A Scoping Review

Presented by: Veronica Snell
Faculty Mentor: Carol Miller, Ph.D.

2) Informed Consent for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Value of AAC

Presented by: Abigale Baransky
Faculty Mentor: Krista Wilkinson, Ph.D.

3) Longitudinal Changes of Speech Measures in People with Dysarthria Secondary to ALS: Preliminary Observation

Presented by: Danielle Mazzola, Kristen Taylor
Faculty Mentor: Jimin Lee, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

4) Musicians and Hearing Health

Presented by: Lauren Bauer
Faculty Mentors: Diane Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL; Maegan Mapes, Au.D.

*5) The Power of Technology: Impact on Early Communication Development in Infants and Toddlers

Presented by: Delanie Robertson
Faculty Mentor: Deana McQuitty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

6) Predictors of Sentence Repetition in Mexican Spanish-English Bilinguals​

Presented by: Tyshia Myers, Raegan Holzhuter, Courtney Gallagher, Caitlin Connor
Faculty Mentor: Carol Miller, Ph.D.

7) The Clinical Application of ABR on a Patient's Testing Battery

Presented by: Bryan Ciabattoni
Faculty Mentors: Maegan Mapes, Au.D.; Carol Miller, Ph.D.

8) Acoustic Predictors of Vowel Discrimination: The Effect of Language Background

Presented by: Merel Padt
Faculty Mentors: Jimin Lee, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Annie Olmstead, Ph.D.

9) Sentence Training Tasks

Presented by: Ashton Hadden, Maggie DeVito
Faculty Mentor: Annie Olmstead, Ph.D.

*10) The Impact on Communication Skills on Infants and Toddlers Prenatally Exposed to Illegal Substances

Presented by: Cassidy Gilliam
Faculty Mentor: Deana McQuitty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

11) Informed Consent in Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Presented by: Brooke Baetens
Faculty Mentor: Krista Wilkinson, Ph.D.

12) Group Game Therapy for People with Aphasia

Presented by: Mahika Sampat
Faculty Mentor: Chaleece Sandberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

13) Qualitative Research Analysis in the Underrepresentation of Women with Autism

Presented by: Brooke Bourgeois, Alyssa Lynch
Faculty Mentor: Krista Wilkinson, Ph.D.

14) Predictors of English Verbal Fluency in Mexican Spanish-English Bilinguals​

Presented by: Raegan Holzhuter, Tyshia Myers, Caitlin Connor, Courtney Gallagher
Faculty Mentor: Carol Miller, Ph.D.

*15) The Relationship Between Poor Prenatal Care of Mothers and Early Communication Development in Infants and Toddlers

Presented by: Aiyanah Akbar
Faculty Mentor: Deana McQuitty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

16) Vowel-specific Articulatory Kinematic Patterns in Individuals with Dysarthria Secondary to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Presented by: Erica Jackson
Faculty Mentor: Jimin Lee, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

17) Why Reliability and Procedural Fidelity Matters: A Study Teaching Peers to Offer Opportunities to Communicate Choices to Students with Multiple Disabilities

Presented by: Simone Garafalo
Faculty Mentor: Krista Wilkinson, Ph.D.

18) Effect of the SO(A)R Intervention on the Communication Functions of Children with Autism Using AAC

Presented by: Julia Sultana
Faculty Mentor: Diane Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

19) Aphasia and Art Therapy: A Narrative Synthesis

Presented by: Amelia Reese
Faculty Mentor: Chaleece Sandberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

*20) Recruitment, Retention, and Leadership of Black Males in CSD: Student Perspectives

Presented by: Derron McQuitty, Griffin Williams, Ziyan Owens
Faculty Mentor: Deana McQuitty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

21) Three Perspectives on Use and Access of AAC in Hospitals

Presented by: Jenna McCrea
Faculty Mentors: Maegan Mapes, Au.D.; Jessica Caron, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

22) Does Stimulus Onset Asynchrony (lag) Affect the Target Listener’s Transcription Accuracy in Background Speech?

Presented by: Grace Caplan, Andrea Victoria Burgos Mercado
Faculty Mentors: Navin Viswanathan, Ph.D.; Annie Olmstead, Ph.D. 

23) The Training Comparison Between Matching, Clear, and Baseline Speech

Presented by: Grace Gonzalez, Lauren Rosztoczy
Faculty Mentor: Annie Olmstead, Ph.D.

2021-2022 icon-olus-circle

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6-8 p.m.
Virtual Undergraduate Research Event

Presenters prepared a poster and a recorded summary of their research, which is available for viewing online. 

During the event, student presenters were available via Zoom to answer questions and discuss their research.

Visit https://sites.psu.edu/ugcsdresearch/ to view the posters.

2020-2021 icon-olus-circle

November 18, 2020
Virtual Undergraduate Research Event

Presenters prepared a poster and a recorded summary of their research, which is available for viewing online. 

During the event, student presenters were available via Zoom to answer questions and discuss their research.

Visit https://sites.psu.edu/csdresearch/ to view the posters.

2018-2019 icon-olus-circle

February 27, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m.
HUB 233A

The CSD Research Symposium highlighted student research by providing the opportunity for student poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students.