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2014 PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY) Participants

The purpose of PROGENY is to encourage the development of young scientists in communication sciences and disorders, and to highlight undergraduate research efforts. PROGENY pairs faculty researchers with undergraduate students who are first authors on poster presentations at the annual ASHA Convention. PROGENY highlights and supports the work of these undergraduates by providing them with an opportunity to talk with experienced researchers about their research, and about pursuing an academic-research career.

Name Affliliation Presentation Topic
Maram AlDarwish Dar Al-Hekma University Development of an AAC System for Shopping Centers in Saudi Arabia
Ariel Basden Florida State University Preschoolers' Use of Action, Mental-State, & Linguistic Verbs in
  Response to Static & Animated Stories
Loni Berbaum Eastern Illinois University Efficacy of Social Stories™ for Typically Developing Preschool Children
Mary Bissmeyer Butler University Conversational Scaffolding With Couples With an Aphasic Partner
Maria Boy Skipsey Louisiana State University Nonword Repetition Articulation Rate & Accuracy: Relationship With Second Language Vocabulary in Spanish-English Bilingual Kindergartners
Ashley Brattel Arizona State University The Pattern of Regularity in English Double Consonants From Grades 1 to 12
Lauren Bricker University of Iowa Factors That Predict Theory of Mind in School-Age Children Who Are Hard of Hearing
Katie Broadwell East Carolina University Aerodynamic Speech Characteristics in Upright vs. Supine Positions AND Life's a Picnic: How the Stories Change in a Single Case
Sidney Brothers Southern Illinois University Factors Impacting Performance on the Invented Rule Task
Lindsay Cardinali Queens College Use of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) to Improve Persuasive Writing in Students With Language Impairment
Allison Catalano University of Maryland The Use of Prosody to Infer Discourse Status in Degraded Speech
Eleni Catechis Iona College Calculating Frequency, Neighborhood Density & Phonotactic Probability in Words in Children's Literature
Amanda Eisner University of Maryland Fathers' Input to Language-Delayed Children: Do These Fathers Know Best?
Jenny Fair Ball State University Computer-Aided Language Sampling & Analysis: Implications for Best Practices in SLP
Whitney Ground Texas Christian University Auditory Clozure Performance of Preschool Children With & Without Hearing Loss
Brianna Hendrickson University of Nebraska at Omaha Engagement Differences for 2-Year-Olds Identified as Late Talkers
Valentyna Hibbs East Carolina University How the Story Changes: A Longitudinal Study
Molly Hillerman University of Central Missouri Adult Siblings of Individuals With Disabilities
Bria Hines University of Montevallo Comprehension of Novel Idioms in Hip-Hop & Country Music: The Role of Musical Preference
Anna Kallal Southern Illinois University Autism & Our Community: Feedback From Early Intervention Providers
Ryan Kerns Marshall University Faculty Perceptions & Attitudes of Interprofessional Education
Abigail Lewis University of Florida Patterns of Clinical & Fluoroscopic Change Following successful completion of the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program
Kaylie Lewis California State University, Fullerton The Public's Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey Study
Katelyn Lippitt University of Maryland What the Brain Says: Neurological Underpinnings & Behavioral Functions of "Um" & "Uh"
Thandi Lyew Florida International University The Influence of Anxiety on Verbal Memory in Multiracial & Monoracial Students
Devan Macke University of Cincinnati Supporting the Narrative Retell Ability of a Person With Fluent Aphasia
Andrew Mancini The College of St. Rose A Survey of Singers' Knowledge of Vocal Anatomy & Physiology
Julia Mangum East Carolina University Dialect in Discourse: How It Impacts Coherence
Brett McCardel University of Georgia Executive Function Assessment in Healthy Aging: Performance, Test Order, Within-Test Difficulty
Emily P. Mitchell Louisiana State University Articulation Rate During Non-Word Repetition Tasks and Its Relationship to Kindergarteners' Vocabulary Knowledge
Terrence Murgallis Misericordia University Persons Who Stutter Perceptions Before & After Attending Support Groups
Simone Nicolini de Simoni University Federal de Santa Maria US-Brazil Study Abroad From Brazilian Students' Perspective: Opening
Lexi Perrault University of Cincinnati Social Validity of an AAC Intervention for People With Aphasia
Dana Phelan Boys Town National Research Hospital
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Maternal Gesture Use & Child Language Outcomes
Rachel Raupp University of Iowa Narrative Performance of Children Who Are Hard of Hearing
Karen Reddick University of South Florida Ultrasound Analysis of Elicited Speech Errors on Stop Consonants in Typical Speakers
Lauren Roach University of Central Missouri Lip Contact Pressure While Talking in Background Noise
Amanda Rumpca University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire Toys vs. Technology: A Comparison of Methods to Teach Prepositions
Akuratiya Gamage Sarani Udayangani University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka Lexical Development in Sri Lankan, Sinhala-speaking Children of 15 Months in the Ragama Region
Catherine Sassano Florida State University Essential Language Skills for Persuasion: Have We Persuaded You?
Chiara Scarpelli Florida State University Predictors of Bilingual Speech Production in English-Spanish Speaking Preschoolers at 48 Months
Hadeel Shesha Dar Al-Hekma University Designing an AAC System for Travelers With Complex Communication Needs
Amber Simonton Unersity of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Childcare Providers' Vocabulary Input During Shared Book Reading With
  Toddler-Age Children
Lindsey Sorrell Lamar University Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Rate of Speech & Vowel Duration
Ellen St. John University of South Florida Misspellings Are Developmentally Complex I: Longitudinal Analysis of Spelling Errors
Sara Straley University of South Carolina Spelling in Written Stories by School-Age Children With Cochlear Implants
Lisa Stueber Augustana College Medical, Birth, & Developmental Histories of Children With CAS
Jamie Weisbarth University of Cincinnati Print Concept Development in English: Comparing Jamaican Preschoolers to US ELL and Monolingual English-Speaking Preschoolers


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