Worcester State University
Communication Sciences & Disorders Department

 
Announcements & Events

Spring 2014

 

Speech-language pathology open houses/information for the spring 2014 is as follows.  All sessions will be held in ST-118 at 5:30pm:

 

Wednesday, May 7

Scholarship

2013

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Antonucci, S.M.  & Falconer, C.  (2012, October). Beyond information type: what else matters in semantic feature processing in stroke-aphasia?  Poster presentation for the 2012 Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Kennedy, M., Wirtzburger, B., & Meyer S. (2013, April). Internet supported hearing asssitive technology. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

 

Mahoney, C., Nardelli, J., Veneziano-Korzec, A., & Meyer, S.E. (2013, April). ELVS: A community outreach program to enhance hearing and vocal conservation. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

 

Meyer, S., Larrivee, L., & Soltano, E. (submitted). International adopted children: Successful English language acquisition indicatorsPoster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Chicago, IL.   

 

Rogeau, M., & DeRosa, A. (2013, April). Hear to your full potential: Counseling seniors on living with hearing loss. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

 

2012

JOURNAL ARTICLE:

Meyer, S. (Nov. Dec 2012). Hearing conservation for firefighters. Audiology Today. 18-25.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Cordio, E. & Meyer, S. (2012, April). Stay connected to life: A guide to living with a hearing loss. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Flinn, E. (2012, April). Firefighters’ hearing. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA

Malek, N., Hews, S. & Meyer, S. (2012, April). Internet resources for individuals with hearing loss. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

 

Meyer, S. & Flynn, E. (2012, April). Firefighters’ hearing. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNow! Boston, MA.

Meyer, S., St Hilaire, A., & Arnold, L. (2012, April). Hearing conservation for preteens. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNow! Boston, MA.

2011

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Darrow K.N, Benson T.B., & Brown M.C. (2011). Planar multipolar cells in the cochlear nucleus project to medial olivocochlear neurons in mouse. J. Comp Neurology.

Larrivee, L.S., Meyer, S.E., Soltano, E.G., & Vine, K. (2011). English phonology development after international adoption: A case study. Journal of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 19-32.

 

Invited presentations:

Larrivee, L.S. (2011). Listening and reading comprehension in school-age children. Presented to University of Rhode Island Continuing Education Series, Kingston, RI.

Larrivee, L.S. (2011). Speech sound disorders in children: What’s old and what’s new? Presented to the Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual conference, Providence, RI.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Anatavica, A., Kosinski, L., Silva, M., & Meyer, S.E. (2011, April). What did you say? Prevention of noise induced hearing loss for college students. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship
and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Barnaby, E., Ciocci, K., Casey, E., Lange, M., LoMonaco, S., Morrison, E., Perkoski, J. Roux, M., Thayer, E., & Meyer, S.E. (2011, April). Speech production and perception measures for children with hearing impairments: Psychometric qualities. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

Carroll, C., Clavette, K., Domestico, C., Kender, L., Kosinski, L., Tolomeo, D., Welch, M., & Meyer, S.E. (2011, April). Language and literacy measures for children with hearing impairments: Psychometric qualities. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

Catacchio, K., Carroll, J., Larrivee, L., Meyer, S., & Soltano, E. (2011, April). Early predictors of English language acquisition in international adoptees. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Darrow, K.N. (2011). Columnar and tonotopic organization of core fields in the mouse auditory cortex. Association of Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.

Darrow, K.N. (2011). Cochlear nucleus multipolar cell projections to MOC neurons in the ventral nucleus of the trapezoid body. Association of Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.

Kappos, E., Kerr J., Soltano, E., Larrivee, L., & Meyer, S. (2011, April). SLPs’ involvement in language evaluation of internationally adopted English learners. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

Larrivee, L., Meyer, S., Soltano, E, Carroll, J. & Catacchio, K. (2011, November). Early redictors of English-Language Acquisition in Internationally Adopted Children. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Soltano, E., Larrivee, L.S., & Meyer, S.E. (2011). No pain no gain: Working with student on interdisciplinary research. Seminar presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

Soltano, E., Meyer, S., Larrivee, L., Kerr, J., & Kappos, E. (2011, November). SLPs' Involvement in Language Evaluation of Internationally Adopted English Learners. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Vennerbeck, S., Lange, M., Kender, L., Langevin, J., & Meyer, S.E. (2011, April). Prevention of the negative effects of hearing loss in children. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State University Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

2010

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Larrivee, L.S., & Maloney, E.S. (2010). Individual differences in underlying oral language competencies associated with learning to read: Implications for intervention. In A. Weiss (Ed.) Perspectives on individual differences affecting therapeutic change in communication disorders (pp. 107-130). Psychology Press.

Melnick, K. (2010). W.H. Manning. Clinical decision making in fluency disorders (3rd ed.), Delmar-Cengage, Clifton Park: New York. 713 pp. Softcover. Book review. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35(2), 151-154.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Darrow, K.N. (2010, April). Does MOC Reflex Strength Predict DPOAE Change After Noise Exposure? Poster session presented at the annual American Auditory Society; Scottsdale, AZ.

Diggins, D.E., Elghazzawi, D., & Meyer, S. (2010, April) Evaluating efficacy of specific language impairment websites. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Larrivee, L, Soltano, E., & Meyer, S. (2010, April) Does my child have a language disorder? Monitoring English language development after international adoption. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Larrivee, L., Soltano, S., Meyer, S, Ray, R., & Alexopoulos, A. (2010, April). Monitoring English language acquisition in an international adoptee. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Melnick, K. & Merlo, S. (2010, April). Beliefs and attitudes about children and adults who stutter regarding their ability to overcome stuttering. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Melnick, K. & Merlo, S. (2010, November). Beliefs and attitudes about children and adults who stutter regarding their ability to overcome stuttering. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.

Soltano, E., Meyer, S., Larrivee, L., & Millette, A. (2010, November). Language acquisition in international adoptees: Role of SLPs. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.

Towne, R.L. (2010). [Review of the Children's Communication Checklist-2: United States Edition]. Mental Measurement Yearbook, 107-110. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.

Towne, R.L. (2010). [Review of the Structured Photographic Expressive Language Test - Preschool 2]. Mental Measurement Yearbook, 598-600]. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.

2009

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Darrow, K.N. (2009). Cochlear nucleus multipolar cell projections to MOC neurons in the ventral nucleus of the trapezoid body. Association of Research in Otolaryngology, Aneheim, CA.

Darrow, K.N. (2009). Schwartz rounds: Difficult conversations - exploring emotions & issues involved with the deaf and deaf populations. Northeastern University, Boston MA.

Diggins, D.E., Elghazzawi, D., Meyer, S., (2009, November). Evaluating efficacy of specific language impairment websites. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference: New Orleans, LA.

Larrivee, L., Weiss, A., Jakielski, K., Goldstein, B., & McLeod, S. (2009). Teaching speech sound disorders: Keeping up with research and reality. Seminar presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Meyer, S.,St. Hillaire, A., Arnold, L., & Larrivee, L. (2009, November). Effectiveness of a hearing conservation program for preteens. Poster session presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Meyer, S., Larrivee, L., Soltano. E., Ray, J., & Alexopoulos, A. (2009, November). Monitoring English language acquisition in an international adoptee. Poster session presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Heroux, K. & Meyer, S. (2009, April) Diet and hearing sensitivity. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

Meyer, S, Larrivee, L., Soltano, E. (2009). Parents’ Roles in Monitoring English Language Development After International Adoption. 36th Annual Adoption Conference of New England. Bellingham, MA.

2008

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Larrivee, L., Meyer, S., Gradie, K., Howley., & Soltano. E. (2008, November). Difference or disorder? Monitoring English phonology acquisition after international adoption. Poster session presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Marguilies, R., Smith, J., Meyer, S. (2008, November). School-based speech-language pathologists’ familiarity with intelligence testing. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Melnick, K., Larrivee, L., & Getty, E. (2008, November). Effect of co-occurring indirect articulation with direct fluency intervention. Poster session presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Gavett, E., Ciocci, S., Abdallah, J., Micucci, B., Cohn-Thau, S., Maxwell, L., Anis, H., Young-Hong, S., McNamara, K., Cook, D., Allen, N., Bartlett, S., Stickles, J., Mercaitis, P., Peaper-Fillyaw, R., Mulligan, M., & Veneziano, A. (2008, November) Conducting Inter-Institutional Research in Supervision: Examining the Process. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Peaper-Fillyaw, R., Bartlett, S., Mercaitis, P., Cohn-Thau, S., Anis, H., McNamara, K., Gavett, E., Allen, N., & Veneziano, A. (2008, April) Clinical supervision: An inter-institutional look at supervisors’ attitudes and practices. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Weiss, A. L., Brinton, B., Fujiki, M., Hewitt, L. E., Larrivee, L., & Vander Woude, J. (2008, November). Individual differences and successful intervention: Child language disorders. Seminar presented at the national meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Alexopoulos, A., Ray, J., Larrivee, L. & Meyer, S. (2008). Morphosyntactic development in an internationally adopted child with a language learning disorder: A longitudinal study. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Creech, J., & Meyer, S. (2008, April). Pass/refer rates for hearing screening of elementary school children: Evaluating a screening program. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Diggins, K., Elghazzawi, D. & Meyer, S. (2008, April). Evaluating efficacy of specific language impairment websites. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Larrivee, L., Meyer, S., Grady, K., Howley, O. & Sotlano, E. (2008, April) Difference or disorder? Monitoring English phonology acquisition after international adoption. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester, MA.

Ledeboer, E. & Plante, L. & Meyer, S. (2008, April). Native English communication sciences and disorders undergraduate students’ perceptions of nonnative speakers. Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Meyer S., Larrivee, L. & Soltano, E. (2008) Does my child have a language disorder? Monitoring English language development after international adoption. 35th New England Adoption Conference, Westborough, MA.


Ryan L., Mazaheri, A. & Meyer, S.
(2008, April). Parent involvement in their children’s speech-language therapy. Poster session presented at the annual  Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Smith, J., Marguilies, R. & Meyer, S. (2008, April). School-based speech-language pathologists’ familiarity with intelligence testing. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

St. Hilaire, A., Arnold, A. & Meyer, S. (2008, April). Effectiveness of a hearing conservation program for preteens. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, Worcester, MA.

Larrivee, L., Meyer, S. & Soltano, E. (2008) Predictors of English language development in internationally adopted children. Poster session presented at the annual Worcester State College Celebration of Student Research, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA.

 
 



 
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