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Recent publications

Sawyer, B.E., Hammer, C.S., Santoro, J.R., & Smith, J.C. (2022). Developing Parents Plus: A caregiver-implemented intervention for young children with developmental language disorders. Infants & Young Children35(3), 205-221. DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000219

Sevitz, J.S., Borders, J.C., Dakin, A.E., Alcalay, R., Kuo, S.H., & Troche, M. (2022). Rehabilitation of Airway Protection in Individuals with Movement Disorders: A Telehealth Feasibility Study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31(6), 2741-2758. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_AJSLP-22-00063

Sevitz, J.S., Perry, S., Borders, J.C., Dakin, A.E., Curtis, J., & Troche, M. (2022). The Relationship between Lingual Strength and Functional Swallowing Outcomes in Parkinson’s disease. Dysphagiahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-022-10543-0

Sevitz, J.S., Bryan, J.L., Mitchell, S.S., Craig, B.A., Huber, J.E., Troche, M.S., & Malandraki, G.A. (2022). Telehealth Management of Dysphagia in Adults: A survey of speech language pathologists’ experiences and perceptions. Dysphagia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-022-10544-z

Borders, J. C., Grande, A., & Troche, M. S. (2022). Statistical power and swallowing rehabilitation research: Current landscape and next steps. Dysphagia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455 022 10428 2

Borders, J. C. & Troche, M. S. (2021). Voluntary cough effectiveness and airway clearance in neurodegenerative disease. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. E-Pub Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR 21 00308

Curtis, J. A., Borders, J. C., & Troche, M. S. (2022). Visual analysis of swallowing efficiency and safety (VASES): Determination of criterion and concurrent validity. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org /10.1044/2021_AJSLP 21 00116

Sawyer, B.E., Hammer, C.S., Santoro, J.R., & Smith, J.C. (2022). Developing Parents Plus: A caregiver-implemented intervention for young children with developmental language disorders. Infants & Young Children, 35(3), 205-221. DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000219

Curtis, J. A., Huber, J. E., Dakin, A. E., & Troche, M. S. (2022). Effects of Bolus Holding on Respiratory-Swallow Coordination in Parkinson’s Disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org /10.1044/2021_AJSLP 2- 00044

Borders, J. C. & Troche, M. S. (2021). Voluntary cough effectiveness and airway clearance in neurodegenerative disease. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. E-Pub Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR 21 00308

Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Vanegas-Arroyave, N., & Troche, M. S. (2021). Sensorimotor cough dysfunction is prevalent and pervasive in progressive supranuclear palsy. Movement Disorders. [E-Pub Ahead of Print]. DOI: 10.1002/mds.28707

Borders, J. C., Brandimore, A. E., & Troche, M. S. (2020). Variability of voluntary cough airflow in healthy adults and Parkinson’s disease. Dysphagia. [E-Pub Ahead of Print]. DOI: 10.1007/s00455-020-10190-3

Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Vanegas-Arroyave, N., Troche, M. S. (2021). Immediate effects of sensorimotor training in airway protection (smTAP) on cough outcomes in progressive supranuclear palsy: A feasibility study. Dysphagia. [E-Pub Ahead of Print]. DOI: 10.1007/s00455-021-10251-1

Borders, J. C., Sevitz, J. S., Malandraki, J. B., Malandraki, G. A., & Troche, M. S. (2020). Objective and subjective clinical swallowing outcomes via telehealth: Reliability in outpatient clinical practice. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 30(2), 598-608. DOI: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00234

Curtis, J. A., Borders, J. C., Perry, S. E., Dakin, A. E., Seikaly, Z., & Troche, M. S. (2021). Visual analysis of swallowing efficiency and safety (VASES): A standardized approach to rating pharyngeal residue, penetration, and aspiration during FEES. Dysphagia. DOI: 10.1007/s00455-021-10293-5

Curtis, J.A., Seikaly, Z., Dakin A. E., Troche, M.S. (2021). Detection of Aspiration, Penetration, and Pharyngeal Residue During Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing: Comparing the Effects of Color, Coating, and Opacity. Dysphagia, 36(2), 207-215. DOI: 10.1007/s00455-020-10131-0

Curtis, J.A., Laus, J., Troche, M.S., Schneider, S.M. (2021). Examining the Relationships of Lingual Strength, Perihyoid Strength, and Swallowing Kinematics in Dysphagic Adults: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 1-12. DOI: 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00143

Curtis, J.A., Seikaly, Z., Troche, M. S. (2020). Respiratory-Swallow Coordination Training Improves Swallowing Safety and Efficiency in a Person with Anoxic Brain Injury. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29(4), 1965-1975. DOI: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00095

Curtis, J.A., Dakin, A., Troche, M.S. (2020). Respiratory-Swallow Coordination Training and Voluntary Cough Skill Training in a Person with Parkinson’s Disease: A Single-Subject Treatment Study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(3), 1-15. DOI: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00207

Enver, N., Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Vanegas-Arroyave, N., & Troche, M. S. (2020). The role of vocal fold bowing on cough and swallowing dysfunction in progressive supranuclear palsy. The Laryngoscope. [E-Pub Ahead of Print]. DOI: 10.1002/lary.28885

Escobar, K., Smith, J.C, Hammer, C. S., Rodríguez, B. (2021). Bilingual language acquisition and the child socialization process. In Goldstein, B. (Ed.) Bilingual language development and disorders in Spanish-English speakers (3rd ed.). Brookes Publishing. 

Levy, E. S., Chang, Y. M., Hwang, K. H., & McAuliffe, M. J. (2021). Perceptual and acoustic effects of dual-focus speech treatment in children with dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00301

Levy, E. S., Moya-Galé, G., Chang, Y. M., Campanelli, L., MacLeod, A. N., Escorial, S., & Maillart, C. (2020). Effects of speech cues in French-speaking children with dysarthria. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 55(3), 401-416. https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-hcc5-d611

Levy, E. S., Moya-Galé, G., Chang, Y. M. , Freeman, K., Forrest, K., Brin, M. F., & Ramig, L. A. (2020). The effects of intensive speech treatment on intelligibility in Parkinson’s disease: A randomised controlled trial. The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine, 24, 100429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100429

Moya-Galé, G., Keller, B., Escorial, S., & Levy, E. S. (2021). Speech treatment effects on narrative intelligibility in French-speaking children with dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00258

Nealon, K. C., & Edmonds, L. A. (2021). Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment on sound-level and speech production errors in individuals with aphasia and acquired apraxia of speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00141 

Perry, S. E., Borders, J. C., Dakin, A. E., & Troche, M. S. (In Press). Characterizing quality of life in caregivers of people with Parkinson’s Disease and dysphagia. Dysphagia.

 

Recent presentations

Sevitz, J.S., Borders. J.C., Dakin, A.E., Troche, M.S. Functional swallowing impairments do not predict swallowing-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease. Oral Presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March, 2023. San Francisco, CA.

Sevitz, J.S., Elkarif, S.P., Troche, M.S. Dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease: A mixed methods study on patient perspectives. Poster Presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March, 2023. San Francisco, CA.

Sevitz, J.S., Quinn, L., Dakin, A.E., Lowell, E.R., Elkarif, S.P., MacPherson, C.E., Troche, M.S. Patient-reported experience of an interdisciplinary telehealth model to rehabilitate airway protection in neurodegenerative disease. Poster Presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March, 2023. San Francisco, CA. 

Borders, J. C., Kuo, S. H., & Troche, M. S., Effects of Cough Skill Training in Spinocerebellar Ataxia. Poster presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March 2023. San Francisco, California. 

Borders, J. C.Lowell, E. R., Huber, J. E., & Troche, M. S., Visual Biofeedback Does Not Enhance Cough Upregulation in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March 2023. San Francisco, California. 

Borders, J. C., Grande, A. A., Barbon, C. E., Hutcheson, K. A., & Troche, M. S., Effects of Aggregating and Categorizing the Penetration-Aspiration Scale on Statistical Power and Effect Size Estimation: A Monte Carlo Simulation Study. Poster presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March 2023. San Francisco, California. 

Borders, J. C., Huber, J. E., & Troche, M. S., Assessing the Accuracy of Respiratory Calibration Methods to Estimate Lung Volume During Cough. Poster presentation at Dysphagia Research Society. March 2023. San Francisco, California

Smith, J.C.Vail, C., Mehta, K., Keffala, B., Hammer, C.S., & Wasik, B.A. (2022, November 17-19). Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: An examination of preschool teachers’ daily experiences across instructional modalities [Conference session]. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Hwang, K., Choi, J., & Levy, E. S. (2022, November 17-19). Validity of online recordings in children with dysarthria: acoustic and perceptual measures [Poster presentation]. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Choi, J., Hwang, K., & Levy, E. S. (2022, November 17-19). Effects of speech cues on vowel space area in children with dysarthria [Poster presentation]. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Smith, J.C., Hammer, C.S., Sawyer, B.E., & Santoro, J.R. (2021, November 18-20). Preliminary findings on the effectiveness of a parent-implemented preschool language intervention [Poster presentation]. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Smith, J.C., Anderson, K., Hammer, C.S., & Wasik, B. (2022, February 7-10). From evidence to practice: Implementing strategies for dual language learners in the preschool classroom [Conference session]. National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, New York, NY.

​​Keffala, B., Hammer, C.S., Wasik, B., Mehta, K., Vail, C., & Smith, J.C. (2022, February 10-12). Teaching DLLs during COVID-19: Teaching modality affects instructional practices, language use, and caregiver engagement [Poster presentation]. Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Hammer, C.S., Wasik, B., Anderson, K. & Smith, J.C. (2022, February 7-10). An evidence-based professional development program to promote young English learners’ language and early literacy skills [Conference session]. National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, New York, NY.

Dakin, A. E., Hegland, K. W. & Troche, M.S. Examining the Relationship Between Change in Maximal Expiratory Pressure and Change in Reflex Cough After Strength or Skill Training. Oral Presentation at Dysphagia Research Society, March 2022. Online.

Dakin, A. E., Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Hegland, K.W., & Troche, M. S. Does Change in Maximal Expiratory Pressure Predict Change in Cough Airflow After Training? A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Oral presentation at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders Conference, November 2021. Online.

Borders, J. C., Grande, A. A., & Troche, M. S. Betrayed by aggregation: Maximum penetration-aspiration scale scores reduce statistical power and bias effect size estimates. Oral presentation at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders Conference, November 2021. Online.

Borders, J. C., Hegland, K. W., & Troche, M. S. Motor performance during cough rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease. Oral presentation at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders Conference, November 2021. Online.

Amin, M., Long, H., Borders, J. C., Keller, M., & Kearney, E. Open science practices in communication sciences and disorders. Oral presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. November 2021. Washington, D.C.

Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Seikaly, Z., & Troche, M. S. Immediate effects of sensorimotor training in airway protection (smTAP) on cough outcomes in progressive supranuclear palsy. Podium presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March, 2020. Online.

Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Seikaly, Z., & Troche, M. S. Immediate effects of sensorimotor training in airway protection (smTAP) on cough outcomes in progressive supranuclear palsy. Podium presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, May 2020. Online.

Enver, N., Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., Sevitz, J. S., Vanegas-Arroyave, N., & Troche, M. S. The role of vocal fold bowing on cough and swallowing dysfunction in progressive supranuclear palsy. Podium presentation at the American Broncho-Esophagological Association’s Annual Meeting, May, 2020. Online.

Borders, J. C., Curtis, J. A., & Troche, M. S. Is there a recency effect during visuoperceptual FEES analysis? Poster presented at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online.

Borders, J. C. & Troche, M. S. Voluntary cough variability and airway invasion in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster of merit at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders Annual Conference, October 2020. Online. 

Borders, J. C. & Troche, M. S. Statistical power and swallowing rehabilitation research: Current landscape and next steps. Poster presented at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online.

Chang, Y. M., Jeong, P.-Y., Ryu, E., Ihn, B.-Y., Hwang, K. H., Sim, H. McAuliffe, M. J., & Levy, E. S. (2020). Acoustical and perceptual consequences of speech cues in Korean-speaking children with cerebral palsy. Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

Curtis, J. A., Borders, J. C., Dakin, A. E., & Troche, M. S. The role of aspiration amount on airway protective response in people with neurogenic dysphagia.  Podium presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online.

Curtis, J.A., Borders, J. C., Kiefer, B., Huber J., Molfenter, S., Troche, M.S.  Respiratory-swallow training and its effects on swallowing outcomes in Parkinson’s Disease: A prospective cohort treatment study. Podium presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online.

Curtis, J.A., Kiefer, B., Borders, J.C., Troche, M.S.. Examining the Influence of Respiratory-Swallow Coordination on Penetration-Aspiration in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online.

Curtis, J.A., Borders, J.C., Tritter, A., Troche, M.S. Examining the Relationships Between Subjective Ratings and Objective Measures of Vocal Fold Bowing During Flexible Laryngoscopy. Poster session at the Triological Society’s 123rd Annual Meeting at COSM, April 2021. Online

Tritter, A., Curtis, J.A., Borders, J.C., Troche, M.S.. Characterizing Vocal Fold Bowing and Its Effects on Cough and Swallowing Function in Cerebellar Ataxia. Poster session at the Triological Society’s 123rd Annual Meeting at COSM, April 2021. Online

Hokenson, J., Smith, J., & Hammer, C. S. (2021, July 15-23). English morphological development in Spanish-English emergent bilinguals during preschool [Poster presentation]. International Association for the Study of Child Language Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Hwang, K. H., Chang, Y. M., Abovich, J., Brisman, R., & Levy, E. S. (2020). Effects of speech cues on acoustic measures in children with dysarthria. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA. (Convention cancelled due to COVID-19) 

Jeong, P. Y., Chang, Y. M., Ihn, B. Y., Ryu, E., Hwang, K. H., Sim, H. S., McAuliffe, M. J., Levy, E. S. (2020). Cross-linguistic study of articulation rate, dysarthria severity, and intelligibility in children with dysarthria. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA. (Convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

Levy, E. S., Chang, Y. M., Hwang, K. H., Bahrami, A., Brisman, R., Callahan, K., Cerva, A., Choi, A., Giaccone, N., Hong, E., Kraemer, C., Shoemaker, S., Yim, H., & McAuliffe, M. J. (2020). Effects of dual-focus speech treatment on communication in children with dysarthria. Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

Levy, E. S., Chang, Y. M., Hwang, K. H., Yim, H., Shoemaker, S., Irace, S., Hong, E., Giaccone, N., Callahan, K., Brisman, R., Abovich, J., & McAuliffe, M. J. (2020). Dual-focus speech treatment effects on narrative speech in children with dysarthria. Proposal accepted at American Speech, Language and Hearing Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. (Convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

Levy, E. S., & Hwang, K. H. (2020). Advancing speech communication research in Moebius Syndrome. Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E.S., Moya-Gale, G., & Fox, C.M. (2020). Webinar on Crosslinguistic exploration of LSVT LOUD for Parkinson’s disease: Is a universal speech treatment approach plausible? New York, NY. (Invited webinar)

Moya-Galé, G., Escorial, S., Bergeron, M.-C., Harrison, S. & Levy, E. S. (2020). Examining intelligibility and naturalness changes in French-speaking children with Cerebral Palsy: A small-scale randomized controlled trial. Motor Speech Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

Sawyer, B., Hammer, C. S., Santoro, J., Smith, J.C, Cai, Y., & Hindman, A. (2021, April 7-9). Examining the promise of Parents Plus: A parent-intervention for preschoolers with developmental language disorder​ [Conference session]. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Online. 

Sawyer, B., Hammer, C. S., Smith, J., Santoro, J., & Cai, Y. (2020, February 27-29). Parents Plus: Examining the promise of a parent intervention for parents of preschool children with language impairment [Poster presentation]. Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA. 

Sevitz, J. S., Dakin, A. E., Borders, J. C., & Troche, M. S. Feasibility of device-driven treatment approaches for airway protective deficits via telehealth. Podium presentation at the Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Meeting, March 2021. Online. 

Smith, J., Hammer, C. S., Sawyer, B., Santoro, J., & Cai, Y. (2021, July 15-23). Investigating the promise of Parents Plus training for parents of preschoolers with language impairment [Poster presentation]. International Association for the Study of Child Language Conference, Philadelphia, PA.  

Troche, M. S., Sevitz, J. S., & Borders, J. C. Evaluating speech & swallowing disorders in neurologic populations via telehealth during Covid-19. Invited Presentation: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, September 2020. Online. 

 

Honor, grants, awards

Julie C. Smith: Bridging the Word Gap (BWG) Research Network Emerging Scholar (2022)

James C. Borders: New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship (2021)

Gemma Moya-Galé: Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant (2021)

Dorothy Leone: Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant (2021)

Gemma Moya-Galé: Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grant (2020)

James C. Borders: 1st Place Scientific Abstract Oral Presentation, Dysphagia Research Society (2020)

James C. Borders: Springer Publishing Junior Investigator Travel Grant, Dysphagia Research Society (2020)

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