ACADEMICS

  • Kara Medeiros

    Contact Information
    Office ST-122K
    508-929-8500
    Kara.Medeiros@worcester.edu

    Education
    B.A., Elmhurst College
    M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Courses Taught
    Research
    Dr. Medeiros worked as a practicing speech pathologist for over 6 years in Early Intervention and in the schools with children who had severe/profound disabilities. This work informed her primary research interest in developing family-centered therapeutic practices for introducing aided AAC to families where a child’s verbal development was at-risk.

    Dr. Medeiros is very interested in helping undergraduate students become exposed to and interested in research. Her students have been invited to present their research projects both nationally at annual ASHA conferences and internationally at the bi-annual meeting of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Current undergraduate students interested in Dr. Medeiros’ research are invited to drop by her office to talk.
     
    Publications
    DeTurk, K. & Medeiros, K. (2012). Hurtful Interactions in the Supervisory Process. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Atlanta, GA.

    Medeiros, K., Davis, A., Plunkett, D, Kishbaugh, S., & Reiss, L. (2012). Maternal Responsiveness in Social, Familiar, & Unfamiliar Play with & without a BIGmack. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Atlanta, GA.

    Petronio, A., Medeiros, K., & Drake, L. (2012). The efficacy of AAC Displays with Children with ASD & PDD-NOS. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Atlanta, GA.

    Medeiros, K.F, Cress, CJ, Deturk, C., Davis, A., & Barilla, K. (2011) Maternal non-verbal and verbal directiveness in un/familiar play with AAC. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), San Diego:CA.

    Medeiros, K.F, Cress, CJ, Olson, L., & Mikjalo, B. (2011) Description of family variables and maternal responsiveness in AAC. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), San Diego:CA.

    Medeiros, K.F. & Cress, C.J. (2010) AAC and young children: the ‘natural’ maternal response. Poster session to presented at the annual meeting of at American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Philadelphia: PA.

    Medeiros, K.F. & Cress, C.J. (2009). Parental expectations and use of AAC in the home: A qualitative study. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of at American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). New Orleans, LA.

    Medeiros, K.F. & Cress C.J. (Nov., 2008). Comparison of treatment methods for single symbol giving in a 3-year old girl with Angelman Syndrome. Poster session at the annual meeting of American Association of Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Chicago, IL.
     
    Honors and Grants