Research Areas

Research Labs

  • Voice Lab (Directed by Mrs. Nanjundeswaran)


Recent Publications / Presentations

2012 - 2013

Scherer, N. & Oravkinova, Z. (July, 2012). Longitudinal comparison of early speech and language milestones in children with cleft palate: A comparison of American and Slovak children. Presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Conference Cork, Ireland
June 28, 2012.

Scherer, N., Williams, L. et al., (2012) Efficacy of an Early Speech Intervention for Children with Cleft Palate. Presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Conference Cork, Ireland, June 28, 2012.

2010-2011

Bacon, C., Barding, E., Lowe, E., Williams, D. & Proctor-Williams, K. (2010, Oct. 21). Parents' Responsiveness and Toddlers' Early Vocabulary Acquisition. Poster at the Tennessee Association of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists, Nashville, TN.

Baker, E., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Complexity approaches to intervention. In A.L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 95-116). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Boyce, S., Martin, G., Skinner, C., Wetherholt, K & Scherer, N.J. (2010) Communicative acts and word acquisition in toddlers with cleft palate, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia.

Dayalu VN, Guntupalli VK, Kalinowski J, Stuart A, Saltuklaroglu T, Rastatter MP.(2011). Effect of continuous speech and non-speech signals on stuttering frequency in adults who stutter. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. [Epub ahead of print]

Frey, J., Mullins, K., Kaiser, A., Scherer N. J., and Totino, L. (November, 2011) Investigating responsiveness to recasting in children with cleft palate, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego.

Goldstein, H., Scherer, N. J., Van Dam, M., Coston, J., Kastler-Davis, S., and Peercy, M. (November, 2011) Consumers guide to LENA: Comments and recommendations from expert users, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego.

Gopal, R., Louw,b. & Kritzinger, A. (2010). Speech assessment material for young children with cleft lip and/or palate in Mauritius. Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association, 24,1, pp.24-38.

Guntupalli VK, Nanjundeswaran C, Kalinowski J, Dayalu VN. (2011). The effect of static and dynamic visual gestures on stuttering inhibition. Neuroscience Letters, 492, 39-42.

* Lau, W.C. (2011, April). Therapeutic Implications of Understanding Temperament in Children with Communication Impairments, Johnson City, TN.

Louw, B. (2010) Communication as key to Quality of Life in the HIV/AIDS Population: The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and the Audiologist. Supervisor Appreciation Reception, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University, May 20.

Louw, B., Kola, S., Smith, K.& Shibambu, M. (2010). Waiting and Learning: Parental perceptions of information sharing sessions. Poster Presentation. Strength in Numbers: The Value of Cleft Associations for Cleft Care in Africa. 67th ACPA Annual Meeting. Fort Worth, Texas, USA. March 15-20.

Louw,B., Gopal, R. & Kritzinger, A.(2011). Speech Elicitation Material for Young Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate in Mauritius. Poster Presentation. 68th ACPA Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 4-9.

Marks, L., Barnhart, R., Williams, A.L., Epps, S., & Skelly, E. (2010). Full Participation in Appalachia for People with Disabilities: Model for Professional Development. Presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L., & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for achieving speech movements. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 497-507). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L. & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children: Future directions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 601-613). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McLeod, S., McCauley, R. J., & Williams, A. L. (2010). Speech interventions in broader contexts. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 203-217). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Miccio, A.W., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Stimulability intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 179-202). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

* Osborne, J. (2010). The Effects of a Social Cognitive Approach on the Social-Language on a School-Aged Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Scherer, N.J., Williams, L. et al.(July, 2012) Efficacy of an Early Speech Intervention for Children with Cleft Palate. 14th ICPLA Conference June  Cork, Ireland.

Scherer, N.J. (2011) Speech-language intervention for young children with cleft palate: Maximizing development from birth to 3 years, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, York, England.

Scherer, N.J. (2011) Speech and language therapy in 22q11 deletion syndrome- the USA perspective, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, York, England.

Scherer, N. J. (December, 2011) Establishing a model of early intervention for Brazil, Orofacial Clefts and Related Anomalies, University of Sao Paulo-Bauru, Brazil.

Scherer, N. J. (December, 2011) Early diagnosis and intervention for children with clefts, Orofacial Clefts and Related Anomalies, University of Sao Paulo-Bauru, Brazil.

Scherer, N. J. (April, 2011) Special Interest Group Meeting Presenter, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, York, England.

Scherer, N. J. (April, 2011) Speech-language intervention for young children with cleft palate: Maximizing development from birth to 3 years, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, York, England.

Scherer, N. J., Boyce, S., and Martin, G. (September, 2011) Longitudinal analysis of rates of gesture, vocalization and word use in toddlers with cleft palate, 9th European Craniofacial Congress, Salzburg, Austria.

Scherer, N. J., Kaiser, A., Roberts, M., Frey, J., Totino, L., and Mullins, K. (November, 2011) Parent and child characteristics of young children with repaired cleft lip/palate, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego.

Scherer, N.J. & Kaiser, A. (2010) Enhanced Milieu Teaching/Phonological Emphasis: Application for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate. In L. Williams, R. McCauley & S. McLeod (Eds.) Speech Sound Disorders in Children, (pp. 427-452) Brookes Publishing.

Scherer, N.J. & Louw, B. Early Communication Assessment and Intervention.(2011). In S. Howard and A. Lohmander,A. (Eds.) Cleft Palate Speech : Assessment and Intervention (pp259-274). London, UK :John Wiley & Sons.

Scherer, N. J., Williams, A.L., Stoel-Gammon, C., and Kaiser, A. (In Press) Assessment of single word production for children under three years of age: Comparison of children with and without cleft palate, International Journal of Otolaryngology, Cleft –VPI Special Issue.

Strasheim, E., Louw, B. & Kritzinger, A. (2010) A neonatal communication intervention program for South African parents. Poster presentation ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, November 18-20.

Swanepoel, D & Louw, B. (2010). (Eds.) HIV/AIDS: A Clinical Resource for Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders. Plural Publishing Inc.

Van Wyk, B., Louw, B. & Kritzinger, A.(2011).The validity of a Surveillance Tool for Communication Development  used in a Primary Health Care Hospital in Mpumalanga, South Africa. International Society for Early Intervention (ISEI) Conference, New York City, N.Y., May 2-5.

Williams, A.L. (2010). Multiple oppositions intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 73-94). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams, A.L., McLeod, S., & McCauley, R.J. (2010). Introduction to interventions for speech sound disorders in children. In A.L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 1-26). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams. A. L., McLeod, S. & McCauley, R. J. (2010). Direct speech production interventions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 27-39). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams, A.L., McLeod, S., & McCauley, R.J. (2010). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children. Brookes Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD.

Williams, L., McLeod, S., McCauley, R., Scherer, N.J., et. al (2010) Interventions for speech sound disorders in 2010, Short Course, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia.

Williams, A.L. (2007-2010). Updates in treating speech disorders in children. A series of workshops presented throughout the U.S. (Boston, Albuquerque, Miami, Detroit, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Knoxville, Raleigh, Logan, UT) and Australia, (Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne).

Williams, A.L. (2010, February). Using technology in phonological intervention: Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). Teleseminar presented through Super Duper Publications, Greenville, S.C.

Williams, L., Louw, B., Bleile., Keske-Soares, K., Trindade, I., & Scherer, N.(2011) US – Brazil Cross-Linguistic Consortium in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Poster presentation . ASHA Convention. San Diego, November 17-19.

Wium, A.M., Louw, B. (2011). Evaluation of a Programme to Support Foundation Phase Teachers to Facilitate Literacy. SA Jnl Comm Disorders Vol 58(2)  Special Edition on Education 2011 (In press).

Wium, A.M., Louw,B. & Eloff, I. (2011) Speech-language therapists supporting foundation phase teachers with literacy and numeracy in a rural township context. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57,pp.14-21.

Wium, A.M., Louw, B.  & Eloff, I. (2011). The Outcomes of a Continued Professional Development Programme for Foundation Phase teachers to Facilitate Language Skills. SA Jnl Comm Disorders Vol 58(2)  Special Edition in Education (In press).

Wium, A.M., Louw, B. & Eloff, I. (2010) Speech–Language therapists in previously disadvantaged schools: factors affecting support. SASLHA Annual Conference. Pretoria, South Africa. April 19-20.

Wium, A.M., Louw, B. & Eloff, I. (2010) Language as Basis for Literacy and Numeracy: A Three Pronged Support Program for foundation phase teachers in semi-rural and township contexts. SASLHA Annual Conference. Pretoria, South Africa. April 19-20.

Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Computer-based interventions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 275-294). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

2009

Boggs, T. & Acres, L. (2009). Sharing Sensitive Information with Parents: A Guide for Discussing Speech and Language Concerns. National Association for Education of Young Child, Washington, D.C.Boggs, T. (2009). Adapting Parks and Recreation Programs to Meet the Needs of Children with Special Needs. Tennessee Association of Parks and Recreation, Kingsport, TN.

D'Antonio, L. & Scherer, N.J. (2009) Speech Disorders, In J. Losee & R. Kirschner (Eds) Comprehensive Cleft Care, McGraw-Hill.

Du Plessis, S. & Louw, B. (2009) Collaborative partnerships in the support of black urban multilingual learners . 45th South African ENT Congress in conjunction with SA Head and Neck Oncology Society, SASLHA and SAAA. Cape Town. October.

Guntupalli, V. K., Dayalu, V., Kalinowski, J., & Stuart, A. (November 20, 2009). Stuttering duration and type under altered auditory feedback in children. Poster presented at the 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Gopal, R; Louw, B & Kritzinger, A. (2009). Development of a communication assessment protocol for young children with cleft lip and palate in Mauritius. ABSTRACTS 11th International Congress on Cleft Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies. Cleft and Craniofacial Care: Experience, Evolution and Innovation.Fortaleza, Brazil, 10-13 September.

Guntupalli, V. K., & Dayalu, V. N. (November 20, 2009). Effects of FAF during conversation tasks in children who stutter. Poster presented at the 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Louw, B (2009). An asset-based approach to early communication intervention (ECI). In C. Bowen, Children's Speech Sound Disorders. Oxford: Wiley and Blackwell.

Louw, B. (2009). Primary Cleft Palate Surgery and Speech. 3rd Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 16-19 February.

Louw, B.  (2009).  The Way Forward in Cleft Care: Lessons from South Africa and Africa.  3rd Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  16-19 February.

Louw, B.  (2009).  Velopharyngeal Function and Speech.  3rd Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  16-19 February.

Louw, B.  (2009).  Primary Cleft Palate Surgery and Speech.  3rd Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  16-19 February.

Louw, B.  (2009).  The History and Value of Cleft Associations for Cleft Care in Africa.  3rd Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  16-19 February.

Millard, M., Venkatesan, S.K., & Williams, A.L. (2009). Conversational recasts versus imitation intervention: An examination of experimental evidence. Poster presentation at the 2009 ASHA convention, New Orleans, LA.

Proctor-Williams, K. (2009). Dosage and Distribution in Morphosyntax Intervention: Current Evidence and Future Needs. Topics in Language Disorders, 29(4), 294-311.

Proctor-Williams, K. (2009, Oct. 22) First Words to Stories: Language Intervention for Preschool Children. Presentation at the Tennessee Association of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists, Knoxville, TN.

Rymer, A., Boyd, W., Carpenter, H., & Williams, A.L. (2009). Stimulability approach for speech disorders in young children: Systematic review. Poster presentation at the 2009 ASHA convention, New Orleans, LA.

Williams, A.L. (2009-2010). Sound management: Interventions for speech sound disorders in children. A series of workshops presented throughout the U.S. (MI, WV, NC, NY, WI, TX, OH, MO).

Williams, A.L. (2009, October). New perspectives in phonology: Expert panel. Web seminar sponsored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Division 11.

Williams, A. L. (2009). Assessment and intervention from a systemic perspective. In C.Bowen, Children's speech sound disorders (pp. 122-129). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wium, A., Louw, B. & Eloff, I. (2009). Prevailing factors to be considered when providing support to foundation phase educators. 45th South African ENT Congress in conjunction with SA Head and Neck Oncology Society, SASLHA and SAAA. Cape Town. October.

Wium, A., Louw, B. & Eloff, I. (2009). A three pronged approach to educator support.  45th  South African ENT Congress in conjunction with SA Head and Neck Oncology Society, SASLHA and SAAA.  Cape Town.  October.


*denotes student research area