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Student-faculty research team receives national acclaim
Posted 09/12/2018 12:58PM

A Misericordia University faculty-student research team in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology has received special recognition from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for a research poster that addresses the communication disorder, cluttering.

The student-faculty research team is comprised of students Emily Gurtizen, West Chester; Katrina Giacumbo, Holmdel, N.J.; Bailey Hartung, Tamaqua; Taylor Header, Ashland; Jenna Reed, Fleetwood; Lisa Giuffre, Fairfield, N.J., and Kayla Thorpe, Clarks Summit, and faculty mentor Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, associate professor of speech-language pathology. They submitted the research poster to ASHA to be considered for presentation at the 2018 ASHA Convention: "Revolutionary

Learning. Evolutionary Practice" in November.

The Misericordia University research poster, "Discourse Analysis in Adults with Cluttering: Implications for Language vs. Executive Functioning,'' has been designated a Meritorious Poster Submission by ASHA. Meritorious Poster Submission recognition is for proposals judged by the Convention Program Committee to show "extraordinary, exceptional, and innovative work.'' The poster was one of 51 selected out of 2,122 poster submissions for the national honor.

The Meritorious Poster Submission are noted in the annual convention program book with a ribbon icon and identified in the Poster Hall with a ribbon displayed on the research poster.

The Misericordia University study presented in the research poster analyzed the speech patterns of seven adults who clutter and seven who do not have speech disorders. The study is attempting to find new ways to help people who clutter plan their messages and communicate more efficiently.

More than 15,000 people attend the ASHA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts from Nov. 15-17. The convention is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. The Misericordia University research team will present their findings during the event.

For more information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp.

Caption:

A Misericordia University faculty-student research team in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology received special recognition from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for a research poster it submitted for presentation at the annual conference. The research poster, 'Discourse Analysis in Adults with Cluttering: Implications for Language vs. Executive Functioning,' was named a Meritorious Poster Submission by the national organization. Members of the student-faculty research team include, from left, Kayla Thorpe, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Jenna Reed, Fleetwood, Pa.; Lisa Giuffre, Fairfield, N.J., Misericordia University Associate Professor Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F; Bailey Hartung, Tamaqua, Pa., and Taylor Header, Ashland, Pa. Absent from photo is Katrina Giacumbo and Emily Gurtizen.

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