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   News from the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Central Florida / 2005–2006                                                                                                                              October 2005, Volume 2 Number 1
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               Mixed-Reality and StoryBox Projects Highlight Creative Rehabilitation at UCF
               Mixed-Reality Rehabilitation                                                                                                                                                                       in September 2005. This pilot project was
               An interdisciplinary team of researchers,                                                                                                                                                          supported by the College of Health and Public
               including communicative disorders Clinical                                                                                                                                                         Affairs Dean’s Discretionary Grant.
               Instructor Janet Whiteside, is using mixed-reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StoryBox Theatrics May Help Train
               technology to help individuals with acquired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Care Providers
               brain injury relearn functional tasks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Local care providers learned strategies to
               Researchers from UCF’s Institute for Simulation                                                                                                                                                    communicate with persons with Alzheimer’s
               and Training, Media Convergence Laboratory,                                                                                                                                                        disease during a unique interactive theatrical
               School of Film and Digital Media, School of                                                                                                                                                        production held at the Expo Centre in Orlando
               Computer Science, College of Optics and                                                                                                                                                            in April 2005. The production was part of a
               Photonics, Cognitive Sciences Program and                                                                                                                                                          pilot study in which Clinical Instructor Janet
               Department of Communicative Disorders have                                                                                                                                                         Whiteside assessed the effectiveness of using a
               partnered for this pilot project.                                                                                                                                                                  new form of stage called “StoryBox” to enhance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the standard training received by care providers.
               One participant had his short-term memory

                                                                                                                                                                 Alan Smilie
               impaired by a recent brain aneurysm, and he                                                                                                                                                        During the production, “Tell Me Goodnight,”
               was struggling to perform simple tasks like                                                                                                                                                        the care providers observed and participated
                                                                                          Janet Whiteside (left) guides a participant as he                                                                       with a troupe of trained performers who used
               preparing breakfast in his own kitchen. Through
                                                                                          navigates through a mixed-reality kitchen.
               the project, 3D laser, image and acoustical                                                                                                                                                        improvisational storytelling and role playing
               recordings of his kitchen were captured and                                                                                                                                                        to depict life with a person with Alzheimer’s
                                                                                          His time in the lab allowed researchers to
               then used to create a mixed-reality training                                                                                                                                                       disease. They
                                                                                          access his ability to function in mixed reality, his
               environment with real and virtual objects. The                                                                                                                                                     performed in an
                                                                                          ability to learn in mixed reality and ultimately his
               participant was videotaped completing a meal                                                                                                                                                       enclosed, media-
                                                                                          ability to transfer this learning back into his own
               preparation task in his home and was then sent                                                                                                                                                     enhanced stage,
                                                                                          kitchen.
               to the lab to practice making breakfast in the                                                                                                                                                     called StoryBox,
               mixed-reality environment wearing a Cannon                                 Results of this study were shared at the                                                                                under the direction           A StoryBox stage
               Coaster head mount and wireless mini-tracker.                              International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation                                                                        of Jeff Wirth, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  oversees UCF’s Interactive Performance Lab.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The care providers were recruited from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Parramore location of Share the Care, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nonprofit organization in Orlando that provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  support and services for families with a member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who has Alzheimer’s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Whiteside’s analysis of the study suggests that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StoryBox provides a unique opportunity for care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  providers to draw on their intrinsic abilities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  provide care in an imaginative manner. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  method of training holds potential in an arena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of high professional and paraprofessional turn-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  over and fatigue of Alzheimer’s care providers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Whiteside concluded.
                                                                                                                                                                 Alan Smilie




               A digital image shows a participant preparing breakfast using mixed-reality technology.
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                 Voice Clinic Aids Seminole County Children
                 The Communication Disorders Clinic’s Voice                                               arytenoid dyslocation, Reflux Disease (LPR
                 Care Center recently provided a voice clinic                                             or GERD) and swollen vocal folds caused by
                 for Seminole County children through a                                                   allergy or infections. Each family and speech-
                 collaboration with The Voice Care Center at                                              language pathologist was given information
                 The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery                                                booklets by Hoffman-Ruddy and her students
                 Associates under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey                                            on how to care for each individual child in the
                 Lehman and Assistant Professor Bari Hoffman-                                             future. These treatments included voice rest,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sara Cooper
                 Ruddy. On March 30, 2005, 12 students from                                               vocal fold hydration, change in diet, resonance
                 Seminole County attended the voice clinic with                                           therapy and many other current techniques.
                 a parent and their school-based therapist.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jeffrey Fichera, physician assistant with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery
                                                                                                          “I am so proud of our Seminole County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Associates, performs an endoscopic
                 A method of viewing the larynx called                                                    Speech-Language Pathologists!” said Christine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             examination on Hayley as her brother Zachary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Bari Hoffman-Ruddy (far left) watch.
                 videolaryngostroboscopy was used to observe                                              Deal (Communicative Disorders, B.A. ’98, M.A.
                 anatomical and physiological changes to the                                              ’05), the voice clinic coordinator and speech-
                 laryngeal mechanism. A number of different                                               language pathologist at Idyllwide Elementary
                 vocal pathologies were diagnosed such as                                                 School in Sanford, Fla.
                 polyps, vascular lesions, vocal fold nodules,




                                                                                                          Communicative Disorders Has Strong Showing at Statewide Convention
                                                                                                          Students and faculty members in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Perkins was also one of three recipients of
                                                                                                          Department of Communicative Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a $1000 scholarship from the association to
                                                                                                          garnered several awards at the 2005 Annual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                support her graduate studies in communicative
                                                                                                          Convention of the Florida Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     disorders, which she began at UCF this fall.
                                                                                                          of Speech-Language Pathologists and
                                                                                                          Audiologists (FLASHA), held May 26-29, 2005,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Graduate student Teresa Pitts and Assistant
                                                                                                          at Marco Island, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Professor Bari Hoffman-Ruddy took third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    place for their research poster presentation,
                 Associate Professor Kenyatta Rivers (left) and
                 Rosalie Perkins with their poster                                                        Rosalie Perkins (B.S., Communicative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Reliability of Consensus Auditory Perceptual
                                                                                                          Disorders, ’05), Associate Professor Kenyatta                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Evaluation-Voice with Pediatric Voices.”
                                                                                                          Rivers and Associate Professor Cecyle Carson
                                                                                                          earned a second place award for their research                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In addition, the UCF student chapter of
                                                                                                          poster presentation, “Knowledge, Perceptions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FLASHA tied with the University of Florida’s
                                                                                                          and Experiences of Students Concerning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    student chapter for first place in having the
                                                                                                          Death and Dying.” Perkins conducted the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   largest number of new members in 2004–05.
                                                                                                          research as an undergraduate with support
                                                                                                          from UCF’s Research and Mentoring Program
                                                                                                          (RAMP).


                 Award recipient Teresa Pitts (right)


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                 In Memoriam: Dona Lea Hedrick
                 Dona Lea Hedrick,
                 an educator, a
                                                                                                                    undoubtedly a friend. She certainly understood
                                                                                                                    the value of investing in the lives of others,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   alumni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Degrees in bold were awarded by UCF in
                 researcher and a                                                                                   said Associate Professor Kenyatta Rivers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      communicative disorders.
                 bridge enthusiast,
                                                                                                                    A tribute page in memory of Dona Lea Hedrick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1978
                 died Friday,
                                                                                                                    can be viewed at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Steven Ameche, B.A., is an established attorney
                 June 3, 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     within the entertainment law industry and resides
                                                                                                                    www.legacy.com/Link.asp?ID=GB14180656.
                 She received her                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in Malibu, Calif. His practice includes independent




                                                                                                  Virginia Walker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   film representation, contract negotiations, talent
                 bachelor’s degree                                                                                  Thomas Mullin Awarded                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          as well as producer representation, sponsorship
                 from the Iowa State                                                                                Emeritus Status                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                negotiations, legal script consultation, and litigation
                 Teachers College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  as it pertains to entertainment law. He presently
                 in Cedar Falls and her master’s degree from                                                        In recognition of his significant contributions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 serves as treasurer/secretary for the Malibu Bar
                 the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She later                                                     to the campus, UCF awarded Thomas Mullin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Association; serves on the Board of Advisors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for Multi Media Communication Corporation, a
                 received her doctorate in children’s language                                                      the status of “Associate Professor Emeritus” at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Florida based television production and distribution
                 development and disorders at the University of                                                     the time of his retirement in April 2005. During                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               company; and presides as a judge for Pepperdine
                 Washington in Seattle.                                                                             his 33 years at UCF, Mullin served as the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University School of Law National Entertainment
                                                                                                                    first director of the Communicative Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Law Moot Court Competition in Malibu.
                 Hedrick’s early professional work in the area                                                      Program and founded the Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1990
                 of children’s language and communication                                                           Disorders Clinic. He also served as acting chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dawn Shockley, B.A., M.A. (’92), is a speech-
                 assessment resulted in the publication of                                                          of the Department of Communicative Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   language pathologist with Brevard County Public
                 a diagnostic test, “Sequenced Inventory of                                                         and as graduate coordinator.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schools in Palm Bay, Fla.
                 Communication Development,” in collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1991
                 with Elizabeth Prather and Annette Tobin.                                                          Mullin is also known for his many contributions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Marcy Shapiro, M.A., Ph.D. in speech pathology
                 She also published journal articles and book                                                       to students in the department. “Tom [has been]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (’01), is a speech pathology coordinator at Florida
                 chapters. However, the more lasting impact                                                         an excellent teacher,” wrote Belinda McCarthy,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hospital Waterman in Eustis. She served as the
                                                                                                                    dean of the College of Health and Public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FLASHA vice president of continuing education and
                 to her profession will be the contributions she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on the advisory board of speech pathology from
                 made to the lives of the many students she                                                         Affairs, in a letter supporting Mullin’s emeritus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2002–2004. Shapiro became a certified Vital Stim
                 taught and mentored as a faculty member                                                            nomination. “He has shown his dedication to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provider in 2005 and was nominated as a 2005
                 at the University of Washington and as a                                                           students in many ways over the years, often                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Woman of Magic,” an award established by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Orlando Sentinel and Magic 107.7 to recognize and
                 faculty member and department chair at both                                                        taking a personal interest in their lives and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   honor women in Central Florida who have excelled
                 Florida State University and the University of                                                     success.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in their field and made a lasting impression in the
                 Central Florida. Her guidance of emerging                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         community.
                                                                                                                    Mullin’s achievements were celebrated at a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nicole Straub (DePuy), B.S., M.A. in speech
                 professionals will sustain and enhance the
                                                                                                                    retirement party on April 8, 2005, held in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pathology/audiology (Florida State University,
                 significant contributions she made to speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ’92), worked after graduation as director of an
                                                                                                                    atrium of Health and Public Affairs I on UCF’s
                 language pathology in areas of children’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in-patient rehabilitation center in New Mexico.
                                                                                                                    Orlando campus.
                 language development, disorders and fluency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After returning to Florida in 2001, she worked as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pediatric speech-language pathologist in a pediatric
                                                                                                                    Scholarship Announcement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       extended care facility and home health agency until
                 Hedrick’s extensive academic, research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   she entered the field of marketing and advertising.
                 and mentoring efforts and her professional                                                         The Department of Communicative Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      She currently works as the director of operations for
                 and community service were recognized in                                                           is pleased to announce the formation of a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Solutions of America in Cape Coral, Fla., and
                 1981 with the awarding of the title “Fellow”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      continues to hold an active SLP license.
                                                                                                                    Communicative Disorders Scholarship to
                 by the American Speech-Language Hearing                                                            honor department faculty members who have                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1993
                 Association. Her contributions to program                                                          been awarded emeritus status by UCF. Those                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michelle Copeland (Bruens), B.S., M.A. in
                 development and excellence in the Department                                                       honored include David Ingram, Thomas Mullin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    speech-language pathology (’99), is a deaf and
                 of Communicative Disorders at UCF were                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hard-of-hearing program speech therapist at Kaley
                                                                                                                    and the late Dona Lea Hedrick. Donations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Elementary School in Orlando. She has received
                 acknowledged in 1998 when she was awarded                                                          to the scholarship fund can be mailed to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ASHA National Certification (CCC); was a Darden
                 emeritus status, the university’s highest honor                                                    Jennifer Miller, UCF College of Health and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Restaurants grant award recipient in 2000, 2001,
                 for retiring faculty.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2002 and 2003; and has served as secretary of
                                                                                                                    Public Affairs, P.O. Box 162200, Orlando, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Seminole County Amateur Radio Emergency
                                                                                                                    32816-2200. Checks should be made payable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Services Group since 2003.
                 “Having been mentored by her when I was
                                                                                                                    to the UCF Foundation with Communicative
                 an undergraduate and graduate student and
                                                                                                                    Disorders Scholarship in the memo line.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1995
                 currently as a faculty member, I found her to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Renee McCalla-Watson, B.S., M.A. (’99), is the
                                                                                                                    For more information about this or other
                 be assertive and rigorous; yet, she was very                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      president, CEO and owner of Therapy Dynamics in
                                                                                                                    scholarships, please contact Jennifer Miller at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maitland, Fla. Therapy Dynamics provides speech,
                 compassionate, warm and caring. She was
                                                                                                                    jeroth@mail.ucf.edu or 407-823-2723.
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                 occupational and physical therapy for children                                           2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2003
                 from birth to 18 years of age and has a staff of 18                                      Pippin Haseman, B.A., is a speech-language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jacquelyn Cuaresma, B.A., M.A. (’05), is a CFY-
                 therapists that includes speech, occupation and                                          pathologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      speech-language pathologist for Aegis Therapies in
                 physical therapists.                                                                     Jennifer K. Oelfke, B.A., M.A. (’03), completed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           St. Cloud, Fla.
                 Kelly Szymanski, B.A., M.A. (’00), resides in                                            her clinical fellowship year under Debra Beckman,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nicole Guiliano, B.S., is a sales representative
                 Winter Park, Fla.                                                                        M.S., CCC-SLP, while working at Optimal Health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in the top 5% of the sales force for Endo
                 Diane Thornburgh, M.A., is a voice teacher,                                              and Learning Center in Winter Park, Fla. She                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pharmaceuticals in Raleigh, N.C., and he was
                 trainer and therapist for VocalEase Productions by                                       is currently a self-employed speech-language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              named the company’s 2004 President’s Club Award
                 Dianne Thornburgh, M.A., CCC-SLP, Vocologist, in                                         pathologist in Maitland, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             winner.
                 Melbourne, Fla. In 2001 she received a certificate                                        Katie Cox Peterman, B.A., M.A. (’03), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shannon McLaughlin, B.S., is an interpreter for
                 in vocology from the University of Iowa through a                                        language pathologist for Orange County Public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the deaf at Lake Sybelia Elementary School in
                 program held in Colorado at the Denver Center for                                        Schools in Orlando.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maitland, Fla. She recently took the state-level
                 the Performing Arts.                                                                     Jennifer Miller (Roth), B.S., M.A. in corporate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           certification for interpreting, and she and her
                                                                                                          communication and technology (Rollins College,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            husband recently bought their first house.
                 1996                                                                                     ’02) serves as the community and alumni relations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kristin Sloan (Scheetz), B.A., M.A. (’05), is
                 Carla C. Conover, B.A., M.A. (’99), is a self-                                           officer for the College of Health and Public Affairs at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    currently doing her fellowship year in Tucson,
                 employed speech-language pathologist in Orlando.                                         UCF. She is married to UCF graduate Travis Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ariz., as a speech-language pathologist for
                                                                                                          (B.A. in radio and tv, ’99) and they are expecting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sound Progress, a private practice company that
                 1997                                                                                     their first child in March 2006.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           specializes in early intervention. She will be moving
                 Angel Valenta (Cooper), B.S., is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Illesheim, Germany, in May 2006, and she will
                 language pathologist with Orange County Public                                           2001                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reside there with her husband until returning to the
                 Schools in Orlando.                                                                      Nicole Barton, B.S., graduated from Nova                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States in July 2007.
                 Todd R. Fix, B.A., M.A. (’99), is currently practicing                                   Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with
                 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, specializing in                                      her Doctor of Audiology in August 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2004
                 acute/trauma care, videoflourography, dysphagia                                           Melissa Ann Carlsen, B.S., M.A. (’04), is a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jennifer Hovespian (Cerron), B.A., was married
                 diagnostics, language diagnostics and speech                                             speech-language pathologist at Pediatric Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on August 5, 2005, and is completing her third
                 disturbances. He also owns a speech-language                                             Works in Spring Hill, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                semester as a graduate student. She and her
                 pathology information-services company.                                                  Dawn Till (Cirnigliaro), B.A., M.A. (’03), is a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           husband reside in Winter Garden, Fla.
                 Kerrie Persiano (Ritz), B.S., and her husband Rob                                        speech pathologist for Seminole County Public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jill Egnot, B.S., is pursuing her M.A. in
                 announced the birth of their son Nicholas on July 7,                                     Schools in Casselberry, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              communicative disorders at UCF and works as a
                 2005. The family resides in Orlando.                                                     Nicole Knapp (Cooper), B.A., M.A. (’04), is a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             graduate assistant for UCF Residence Life.
                                                                                                          speech-language pathologist for Seminole County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Alyson Marie Fay, B.A., is a speech-language
                 1998                                                                                     Public Schools in Winter Springs, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    therapist for Osceola County Public Schools in
                 Kelly Loren Adams, B.S., M.S. in speech-                                                 Nancy Elias, B.S., M.P.A. (’03), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Fla. She will receive her
                 language pathology (Nova Southeastern, ’05), is                                          language pathologist for Duval County in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M.A. in communicative disorders from UCF in 2006.
                 a speech-language pathologist at Ormond in the                                           Jacksonville, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Angela Greenwood, M.A., is a speech-language
                 Pines Rehabilitation Center in Ormond Beach, Fla.                                        Rhonda Lewis, B.A., M.A. (’03), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pathologist for Orange County Public Schools in
                 Kerri Barnes (Seddon), B.A., M.A. (’00), received                                        language pathologist with Orange County Public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orlando.
                 a medical certificate in speech pathology from                                            Schools and with Therapy Dynamics in Orlando.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christina Scribner, B.S., is a teaching
                 the University of Florida in 2001. She is currently                                      Adam Martin, B.A., M.A. (’04), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               assistant at UCF, the FLASHA liaison for UCF
                 a “pool” speech-language pathologist at Orlando                                          language pathologist for Herman and Associates in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and a vet assistant at Alafaya Trail Animal
                 Regional Healthcare.                                                                     Orlando. He married Julia Miller, a graduate of Ball                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hospital in Orlando. She will receive her M.A. in
                 Christine Deal (Frankenberger), B.A., M.A. (’05),                                        State University and a seventh grade teacher for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          communicative disorders from UCF in August
                 is a speech-language pathologist at Idyllwilde                                           Orange County Public Schools, on July 2, 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2006 and wants to work with elderly patients with
                 Elementary School in Sanford, Fla. She recently                                          Ashley Minkoff, B.S., M.A. (’04), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            swallowing and cognitive disorders.
                 received her third “Special Speechie” award from                                         language pathologist for EBS Healthcare in St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Susha Verghese, M.A., is pursuing a Doctor
                 other SLPs in Seminole County, coordinated the                                           Augustine, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Audiology at Vanderbilt University School
                 SCPS/UCF Voice Clinic with Dr. Bari Hoffman-                                             Nika Palceski, B.S., M.A. (’04), is a speech-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., and has been
                 Ruddy and completed building a local Habitat for                                         language pathologist with Osceola County Public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           awarded a full scholarship. She plans to graduate
                 Humanity home with her church. She also sponsors                                         Schools in Kissimmee, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in 2009.
                 the safety patrol students at her school, presents                                       Kristen Bencomo (Smith), B.A., M.A. (’04), is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Melissa Weaver, B.A., is a speech-language
                 parent workshops for the EMD and speech-                                                 a speech pathologist at Florida Speech, Inc., in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pathologist assistant at Metro Rehab of Orlando.
                 language programs, teaches Junior Achievement to                                         Orlando. She married Anthony Bencomo in July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              She is currently pursuing her M.A. in communicative
                 the EMD classes annually, teaches an ESE tutorial                                        2005 in Winter Park, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 disorders at UCF.
                 and was named “Teacher of the Year” for 2006.                                            Kimberly Delaney (Winkler), B.S., M.A. (’03), is
                 She is happily married to David Deal.                                                    a speech pathologist at United Cerebral Palsy of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2005
                 Karla Duncan, M.A., was recently promoted                                                Central Florida in Orlando. She has two children,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rachel Braverman, B.A., is attending Hofstra
                 to corporate account sales manager for Kaplan                                            Lura (5) and Dougie (22 months).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University in Long Island, N.Y., to obtain her M.A. in
                 Early Learning Company in Lewisville, N.C.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         communicative disorders.
                 She previously worked for Kaplan as a sales                                              2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michelle Sawyer, B.A., is attending graduate
                 representative in Dallas. In 2003–2004, she lived in                                     Jackie Beatty, B.S., M.A. (’04), is a CFY with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            school at UCF and resides in Orlando.
                 West Yorkshire, England, where she worked as a                                           Herman and Associates in Orlando.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Courtney Soloff, B.S., is a medical researcher for
                 missionary in a village Baptist church.                                                  Javier PenaGarzon, B.A., M.A. (’05), is doing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Biomedical Sciences in Philadelphia.
                                                                                                          his clinical fellowship as a clinical supervisor for
                 1999                                                                                     TheraTech Rehabilitation in Las Vegas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you would like us to include your information
                 Vincenzo Vurro, B.S., M.A., (’02), lives in Winter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the next issue of Communiqué, visit
                 Park, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         www.cohpa.ucf.edu/alumni and click on
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                 Faculty and Staff Honors                                                                2003–2006 Extramural Grants and Contracts Awarded

                 Congratulations to Professor David Ratusnik                                              Charlotte Harvey, Ed.D. (2004–05; 2005–06).                                             Technology Inc., in the amount of $70,000.
                 on receiving a 20-Year Service Award at                                                  Contract to provide services to adults with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, Ph.D. (2004–05). The
                 the UCF annual Founders’ Day honors                                                      developmental disabilities. Funded by Quest,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  effects of a parent instructional program on the
                 convocation on April 13, 2005.                                                           Inc., in the amount of $30,000 annually.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  communicative turns of hispanic students who
                 Congratulations to Sue Divan, office assistant                                            Charlotte Harvey, Ed.D. (2003–04). Grant to                                             require AAC during joint book reading. Funded
                 for the Communication Disorders Clinic, for                                              purchase visual reinforcement audiometry and                                            by Project LASER in the amount of $7,500.
                 being selected as the college’s Employee                                                 other audiology equipment. Funded by UCF
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, Ph.D. (2004–05).
                 of the Year for 2004–2005. Divan was also                                                LIFE at $2,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Respiratory muscle training in individuals with
                 named the UCF USPS Employee of the Month
                                                                                                          Charlotte Harvey, Ed.D. (2004–05). Grant                                                Parkinson Disease. Funded by the American
                 for March 2005.
                                                                                                          to purchase augmentative communication                                                  Parkinson Disease Association in the amount
                                                                                                          devices. Funded by UCF LIFE at $2,000.                                                  of $35,000.

                                                                                                          Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D. (2003–04). The                                               Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, Ph.D. Developing a
                                                                                                          effects of a caregiver instructional program                                            model lung. Funded by Florida Photonics
                                                                                                          on the communicative turns of students who                                              Center of Excellence in the amount of
                                                                                                          require AAC during book reading activities.                                             $170,000 for 2004 and $240,000 for 2005.
                                                                                                          Funded by the American Speech-Language
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wayne Secord, Ph.D. (2005–06 to
                                                                                                          Hearing Foundation in the amount of $5,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2008–09). Preparing school speech-language
                                                                                                          Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D. (2005–06).                                                   pathologists for new educational roles in
                 (L to R) Melissa Riess, Gillian Dreilinger,                                              Orlando regional demonstration center for                                               language and literacy. Funded by the U.S.
                 Charlotte Harvey, Janet Whiteside, Sue Divan,
                                                                                                          assistive services and technology. Funded by                                            Department of Education in the amount of
                 Sue Ann Eidson and Jane Hostetler celebrate
                 the awards won by Divan.                                                                 the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and                                         $783,769.



                 UCF Presentations at the 2005 ASHA Conference in November
                 Qualitative research in multicultural populations                                        Reliability of consensus auditory perceptual                                            Chad Nye, Ph.D.; Courtney Howard; Jamie
                 and the connection to evidence-based practice                                            evaluation: Voice with pediatric voices                                                 Schwartz, Ph.D.; Herb Turner, Ph.D.; and
                 Alejandro Brice, Ph.D.                                                                   Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, Ph.D., and Teresa                                                   Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D.
                                                                                                          Pitts, M.A.
                 Phonemic awareness evidence-based clinical                                                                                                                                       Knowledge, perceptions and experiences of
                 practice: Focus on multilingual students                                                 TeenTech: A Service-Learning Approach to                                                students concerning death and dying
                 Roanne Brice, Ph.D., and Alejandro Brice,                                                Undergraduate Instruction in AAC                                                        Kenyatta Rivers, Ph.D.; Rosalie Perkins,
                 Ph.D.                                                                                    Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D.                                                              B.S.; and Cecyle Carson, Ph.D.

                 Parental accuracy in depicting independent                                               Evidence-based language supports for                                                    Across race and ethnicity: AAC interventions
                 phonological inventories of toddlers                                                     children using AAC: Increasing expressive                                               for communication partners
                 Cecyle Carson, Ph.D., and Kristi Teske, M.A.                                             communication                                                                           Linda Rosa-Lugo, Ph.D., and Jennifer
                                                                                                          Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., and Cathy                                                   Kent-Walsh, Ph.D.
                 Effectiveness of treatment for stuttering:
                                                                                                          Binger, Ph.D.
                 Systematic review and meta-analysis                                                                                                                                              Innovative university programs in language and
                 Carl Herder, B.S.; Chad Nye, Ph.D.; Martine                                              Early identification and treatment of literacy                                           literacy
                 Vanryckeghem, Ph.D.; Jamie Schwartz,                                                     and language deficits                                                                    Wayne Secord, Ph.D., and R. Jane
                 Ph.D.; and Herb Turner, Ph.D.                                                            Linda J. Lombardino, Ph.D.; R. Jane                                                     Lieberman, Ph.D.
                                                                                                          Lieberman, Ph.D.; Jaumeiko J. C. Brown,
                 Speech and exercise: Effects on voice and                                                                                                                                        School consultation: Concepts, process and
                                                                                                          Ph.D.; and Shannon Wang, M.S.
                 dyspnea measures                                                                                                                                                                 instructional leadership strategies
                 Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, Ph.D., and Heather                                                   Treatment efficacy for children who stutter:                                             Wayne Secord, Ph.D.
                 Koblick, M.A.                                                                            Summarizing single case studies

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                  For comments, questions or more information:                                            Graduate Certificate Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Clinic Faculty
                                                                                                          Child Language Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Amy Mulcahy-Barrett, M.A., CCC-SLP, Externship
                  Communiqué                                                                              Medical Speech-Language Pathology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coordinator
                  Department of Communicative Disorders                                                   Multicultural/Multilingual Speech-Language Pathology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gillian Dreilinger, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor
                  College of Health and Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Charlotte Harvey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor and
                  University of Central Florida                                                           Faculty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clinic Director
                  P.O. Box 162215                                                                         Alejandro Brice, Ph.D., Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jane Hostetler, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor
                  Orlando, FL 32816-2215                                                                  Cecyle Carson, Ph.D., Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Erin Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor
                  (407) 823-4798                                                                          Joseph DiNapoli, M.S., C.A.G.S., Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carla Parsons, M.S., CCC-SLP, Externship Coordinator
                  www.cohpa.ucf.edu/comdis/                                                               Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Melissa Riess, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Instructor
                                                                                                          R. Jane Lieberman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Janet Whiteside, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor
                  Communication Disorders Clinic                                                          Thomas Mullin, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
                  12424 Research Parkway, Suite 155                                                       Chad Nye, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Staff
                  Orlando, FL 32826-2215                                                                  David Ratusnik, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jackie Arbour, B.S., Secretary (Clinic)
                  (407) 249-4770                                                                          Kenyatta Rivers, Ph.D., Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sue Divan, Office Assistant (Clinic)
                                                                                                          Linda Rosa-Lugo, Ed.D., Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jamee Minnetto, M.P.A., Coordinator of Administrative
                  Degree Programs                                                                         Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Services
                  Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders*                                            Jack Ryalls, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Russell Moore, B.A., Coordinator of Academic Support
                  Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders*                                         Wayne Secord, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Melodie Plummer, Office Assistant
                  Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders                                               Jamie Schwartz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sue Vondebrink, Office Assistant
                  *Minor also offered                                                                     Harold Utt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
                                                                                                          Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Publication Production
                  Undergraduate Certificate Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jack Ryalls, Ph.D., Faculty Consultant
                  American Sign Language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Karen Guin, M.A., Director of Communications
                  Language Development and Disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sara Cooper, B.A., Information Specialist




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