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Speech Processing and Executive Control in Spanish-English Bilinguals

Researchers Souad Kheder, Ph.D., Edith Kaan, Ph.D. UF-IRB # IRB201900611 Study Description The purpose of this study is to look into speech processing in Spanish-English bilingual speakers to expand on what we know about bilingualism and general cognition. During the study you will be involved in a game-like description task,…

Lauren Tabor Gray honored as PHHP outstanding alumni

Lauren Tabor Gray, PhD, CCC-SLPSpeech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’18  Lauren Tabor Gray is an ALS Clinical Scientist, SLP Clinician, and Swallowologist. She is the Co-Director of the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute ALS Center in Fort Lauderdale. The mission of her current research is to develop efficacious treatment regimens…

Harvey Abrams honored as PHHP outstanding alumni

Harvey Abrams, PhDSpeech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’80  In a 40-plus year career, Harvey Abram has served in a number of academic, clinical, research and administrative capacities with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, academia and private industry to include Chief of the Audiology and Speech…

Dr. Matthew Masapollo Awarded Hearing Health Foundation Grant

Dr. Matthew Masapollo was awarded a Hearing Health Foundation grant for a project titled “Contributions of auditory and somatosensory feedback to speech motor control in congenitally deaf 9-to-10-year-olds and adults.” Drs. Susan Nittrouer and Yonghee Oh are co-investigators on the grant.  Hearing Health Foundation grants are designed to “accelerate research…

Dr. Cara Donohue Awarded the ASHA Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award

Dr. Cara Donohue was awarded the ASHA Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award, which aims to support students and post-docs in the field of communication science and disorders by providing them with research career development opportunities. This award will allow Dr. Donohue to attend the ASHA Research Symposium with her mentor Dr.

Alumni Spotlight – Kristi Chamberlain

UF MA-SLP Class of 2003 Kristi Chamberlain Kristi Chamberlain is the owner of Peninsula Pediatric Therapies, a multi-disciplinary clinic for children, in Newport News, Virginia. Originally from Miami, Florida, Kristi…

Mechanisms of speech motor sequence learning

Researchers Matthew Masapollo UF-IRB # IRB202000088 Study Description Speaking seems natural and effortless. However, anyone who has ever attempted to speak in a foreign language can readily attest that the ability to produce non-native speech sequences in a fluent, coordinated, and natural-sounding way is a far from trivial skill. In…