Technological Advances in the Treatment of Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
Contact: Linda Sensibaugh at 214-905-3003
Cost: Free (registration required)
2019 Callier Prize Recipient: Steven M. Barlow, PhD
Dr. Steven M. Barlow is the Corwin Moore Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The Callier Prize recognizes individuals from around the world for their leadership in fostering scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. Past Recipients
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Steven M. Barlow, PhD
Corwin Moore Professor
Associate Director: Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior
Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders
Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Director: Communication Neuroscience Laboratories
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Callier Prize Recipient
Presentation Title: Translating Speech Physiology to Neurotherapeutics Across the Lifespan
Dr. Steven Barlow is the Corwin Moore Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, Professor (affiliate) of Biological Systems Engineering, and Associate Director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska. He has a broad background in biology, speech physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, and bioengineering applied to sensorimotor neurophysiology and plasticity of orofacial systems across the lifespan in health and disease. Dr. Barlow’s work has led to numerous technological innovations (FDA-approved NTrainer, Galileo Somatosensory, TAC-stim, NeoNNS, ForceWIN) to promote translational neurotherapeutics and motor rehabilitation of orofacial systems in premature infants and adults.
Jonathan Brumberg, PhD
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing
University of Kansas
Presentation Title: Advancements in Brain-Computer Interfaces for Restoring Speech and Communication
Dr. Jonathan Brumberg is an assistant professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing department at the University of Kansas where he directs the Speech and Applied Neuroscience Lab. Dr. Brumberg’s research focuses on developing brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that provide communication for individuals with severe speech and motor impairments including total paralysis and loss of voice, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This multidisciplinary work relies on an interconnected cycle of research on: (1) investigating basic neuroscience of speech motor control and augmentative and alternative communication, (2) engineering BCI technology for a range of individuals, and (3) translation of BCI into clinical applications.
Tara McAllister, PhD, CCC-SLP
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
New York University
Presentation Title: Visualization Technologies to Enhance Treatment of Pediatric Speech Disorders
Dr. Tara McAllister is an associate professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Her research aims to illuminate how speech is acquired in both typical and disordered populations, and why developmental speech patterns resolve in some individuals but persist in others. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and remains active in linguistic research, with a focus on understanding how sensorimotor factors influence phonological learning. As director of the Biofeedback Intervention Technology for Speech Lab (BITS Lab) at NYU, she has conducted multiple studies measuring the efficacy of acoustic and ultrasound biofeedback in the treatment of persistent speech sound errors. BITS lab research is funded by the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation. Since 2014, Dr. McAllister has directed the development of staRt, an iOS app to make biofeedback intervention more widely accessible.
Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP
Matina Souretis Horner Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences
Associate Provost for Research
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Presentation Title: Medical Speech Analytics: From Senses to Sensors
Dr. Jordan Green is the Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab and the Associate Provost for Research at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Green’s research focuses on investigating biologic aspects of speech and swallowing impairments in a wide variety of populations, including people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), people recovering after stroke or facial transplantation, and children with childhood apraxia of speech or other speech-sound disorders. His research has been funded by the NIH, private foundations, and corporations. Dr. Green also maintains research affiliations with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and is an affiliate professor at Harvard University’s Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program.
|8:15 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:10 a.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks: Thomas Campbell, PhD|
|9:10 – 10:00 a.m.||Introduction and Panel Discussion: All Four Speakers|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Prize Presentation by Thomas Campbell, PhDSteven M. Barlow, PhD | Translating Speech Physiology to NeurotherapeuticsAcross the Lifespan|
|11:00 – 11:15 a.m.||Break|
|11:15 – 12:15 p.m.||Jonathan Brumberg. PhD | Advancements in Brain-Computer Interfaces for RestoringSpeech and Communication|
|12:15 – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch (provided)|
|1:00 – 2:00 p.m.||Tara McAllister, PhD, CCC-SLP | Visualization Technologies to Enhance Treatmentof Pediatric Speech Disorders|
|2:00 – 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 – 3:15 p.m.||Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP | Medical Speech Analytics: From Senses to Sensors|
|3:15 – 3:30 p.m.||Question and Answer Session|
The Callier Prize Conference is part of the Bruton Conference Series. The series on communication disorders is made possible through a generous gift from the David J. Bruton Jr. Charitable Trust.