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2015 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.

Lujain AlAmri, Dar Al-Hekma University
"An Assistive Device to Assist Muslim Patients With Aphasia in Daily Prayers"

Basma AlRomaih, Dar Al-Hekma University
"Development of a Tourism AAC System for Travelers to Dubai"

Alexandra Annibale, McMaster University
"A Clinical Application of the FOCUS© (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six)"

Abigail Asselin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Left- vs. Right-Hand Movement During Spoken Naming Tasks: A Single-Case Report of Computerized Anomia Treatment"

Sara Azhar, Dar Al-Hekma University
"Impact of an AAC Awareness Campaign in Saudi Arabia"

Carissa Baier, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
"A Pilot Exploration of SnapChat as an Aphasia-Friendly Social Exchange Technology at Aphasia Camp"

Andrew Burleson, Metropolitan State University of Denver
"Application of Neuropsychological Evaluation to Fields of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology"

Julia Cai, Arizona State University
"Survey of Play With Children Under Three: Age, Ethnicity, Income, & Education of Parents"

Breanne Carlson, Augustana College
"An SLP in an Education Program for At-Risk Expectant Parents"

Patricia Chastain, University of Southern Mississippi
"College Professors' & Students' Perceptions Towards College Students Who Stutter"

Lydia Chung, University of Sydney
"Validation of a Health-Related Quality-of-Life Questionnaire for Laryngectomised Individuals"

Christel Ciolino, Bowling Green State University
"University Students' Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Zoe Dinger, New Mexico State University
"How Many 'Likes' for Your Hearing Aids? Social Networking in the Hearing Aid Community"

Jessica Dinsmoor, Texas Christian University
"Lexical Semantic Organization of Children With Cochlear Implants"

Cara Dunn, University of Missouri
"Maternal Directive Use With Hearing Infants & Infants With Cochlear Implants"

Sarah Fink, University of Montana
"Written Language Sampling in Seventh-Grade Students: An Examination of Syntax, Semantics, & Pragmatics"

Kara Freeman. University of Vermont
"Narrative Language in Children With Williams Syndrome & Children With 7q11.23 Duplication Syndrome"

Alexis Garon, University of Toledo
"Articulatory-Acoustic Mapping in a Single Case Study of Male to Female Transgender Reparation Therapy"

Emily Goldberg, University of Pittsburgh
"Assessing the Reliability of the American Sign Language Version of the Computerized Revised Token Test"

Elayne Hansen, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
"Effects of Direct Intervention on Identification, Blending, & Segmenting of Phonemes"

Ashley Horak, Western Carolina University
"Dialect Shifts in an Individual"

Emily Huizinga, Emory University
"A Study of Voice Therapy Dropout: A Decade Later, What Has Changed?"

Molly Kitchell, La Salle University
"Students' Perceptions of Female Faculty Members Based on Vocal Characteristics"

Kaitlin  Lafreniere, University of Wyoming
"Hearing Classifications & Configurations Used by Audiologists"

Allie Long, University of Wyoming
"Expansion of the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) to Adults & Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy"

Courtney Marcusson, Northwestern University
"Maintaining Discourse Continuity Between Child-Directed and Adult-Directed Speech Facilitates Young Children's Word Learning"

Alexandra Maxwell, Texas Christian University
"Neighborhood Density Differences in Lexical Knowledge of Children with and without Cochlear Implants"

Jacob McKinley, University of Missouri
"Evaluating the Relationship Between Subjective & Objective Measures of Stress Reactivity & Voicing Efficiency Measures"

Alejandra Montelongo, Sacramento State University
"Latino Parent Perceptions of the IEP Meeting"

Marki Nelson, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
"Supervisee/Supervisor Perceptions of Critical Therapeutic Variables for Children With Speech &/or Language Disorders"

Shannon O'Neil, University of Maine
Families Raising Children with Disabilities: Concerns & Advice"

Margaret Pierce, University of Maine
"Families Raising Children With Disabilities: Concerns & Advice"

Sarah Pomfret, University of Pittsburgh
"Characteristics of Oropharyngeal Swallowing Following Single Lung Transplantation in Adults"

Elizabeth Richley, Bowling Green State University
University Students' Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sarah Rice, University of Montana
"Soundscape Stimuli: Minimal Hearing Loss & Audibility at 15 dB HL"

Meaghan  Riordan, Arizona State University
"Validation of the Spanish-English Language Proficiency Scale - Revised"

Laney Roehl, Michigan State University
"Relationships Between Neural Processes for Selective Attention & Language in Children From Lower SES Backgrounds"

Kathryn Scislow, University of Minnesota, Duluth
"Comparison of Variability of Nasalance Scores Measured Using  Nasometer II 6450 Headgear vs. Handheld Apparatus"

Amanda Spangenberg, Bowling Green State University
"Promoting Quality Input: The Influence of Copula in Child-Directed Speech on Toddlers' Subject-Copula Combinations"

Lei (Pumpki) Su, Northwestern University
"Disparity in Prelinguistic Learning Environment Between Children With & Without Hearing Loss"

Emi Takeuchi, Texas Christian University
"Thematic Analysis of Ethical Codes of Stroke Rehabilitation Team Members"

Megan Taliaferro, James Madison University
"Verb Morphology of Young Adolescents With SLI: Patterns From Two Narrative Elicitation Tasks"

Erin Brooke Thevenin, Marshall University
"The Effects of Pediatric & Geriatric Enteral Nutrition on Quality-of-Life Outcomes"

Erin Brooke Thevenin, Marshall University
"The Effects of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placements on Mortality in Patients With Advanced Dementia Diagnoses"

Rachel Troutman, Indiana University
"Comparison of Language Sample Elicitation Methods in Spanish-English Bilingual Children"

Allison Twyman, University of Central Florida
"Investigation Into the Use of Evidence-Based Interventions in Classrooms for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Megan Valentin, Queens College, CUNY
"An Examination of Texting Language in Young Adults"

Jasmine Williams, St. Johns University
"Neurophysiology of Auditory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder"

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