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2021 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention

The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders. Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. 

Find out more about the Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention.

Symposium Topic

Health and Health Care Equity in Communication Disorders

Symposium Presentations

Striving towards Equity in Healthcare for Persons with Communication Disabilities
Speaker: Megan Morris, PhD, MPH (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)

Behavioral Parent Training for Families With Children Who Are DHH and Followed in Hearing Healthcare
Speaker: Christina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)

Redesigning and Reframing Our Healthcare for Patients with a Hearing Loss
Speaker: Michael McKee, MD, MPH (University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine)

How Do Healthcare Providers Interact with Patients with Communication Disabilities? Disparities, Implications, and Future Directions 
Speakers: Ryan Pollard, PhD (University of Colorado) and Megan Morris, PhD, MPH (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)

Reducing Inequities Among Persons with IDD and Communication Disorders through Participatory action: PATH-PWIDD Program
Speakers: Sarah H. Ailey PhD RN PHNA-BC CNE CDDN FAAN and Carole Schwartz MS OTR/L (Rush University)

Engaging Diverse Stakeholders in Achieving Equitable Healthcare for Persons with Communication Disabilities
Moderator: Megan Morris, PhD, MPH (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)

Panelists:

  • Rylin Rodgers (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)
  • Sarah Williams (Health Resources & Services Administration)
  • Toni Iacolucci (Hearing Loss Association of America)

The Research Symposium at ASHA Convention is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Symposium Publications

Papers based on the 2021 Research Symposium were published in a Forum in the October 2022 issue of Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR) and are open access.

  • Morris, M. A. (2022). Research to advance health and health care equity for people with communication disabilities: An overview of Research Symposium papers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(10), 3621–3622. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00373
  • Morris, M. A. (2022). Striving toward equity in health care for people with communication disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(10), 3623–3632. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00057
  • McKee, M., James, T. G., Helm, K. V. T., Marzolf, B., Chung, D. H., Williams, J., & Zazove, P. (2022). Reframing our health care system for patients with hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(10), 3633–3645. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00052
  • Studts, C. R. (2022). Behavioral parent training for families with young deaf or hard of hearing children followed in hearing health care. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(10), 3646–3660. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00055

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