Supporting faculty and student research activities.

Current Research Projects in The Neural Bases of Speech and Swallowing Disorders Laboratory

The effectiveness of parental questionnaires on assessment of speech–language and auditory function in children. In Collaboration with Dr. Yula Serpanos, Dr. Mary Jo Cooley-Hidecker, Dr. Abbey Berg and Lisa Casale (Master’s Student).

The use of Electropalatography therapy with deaf children with Cochlear Implants.

Educational video for individuals with dysphagia. In Collaboration with Kaitlin Dondorf (doctoral student) and Selene Gatzonis.

Examining the effectiveness of Isometric Progressive Resistance Oropharyngeal (I-PRO) Therapy in patients with dysphagia secondary to dysarthria.

Student Projects

Naming and Narrative Discourse in Patients Diagnosed with Subtypes of Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Student: Lisa Casale (Master’s Student)

A case study examining the effectiveness of dysphagia intervention in a patient diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. Student: Kaitlin Dondorf (Doctoral Student)

A retrospective study examining swallowing deficits in patients with Head and Neck Cancer post chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Student: Laurie Wenerholm (Doctoral Student)

For more information or to inquire about research opportunities, please contact:

Renee Fabus, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, TSHH
Associate Professor
p – 516.877.4769 (office)
p – 516.877.4063 (lab)
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For further information, please contact:

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
p – 516.877.4100

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