Campbell Callier Prize Conference

Technological Advances in the Treatment of Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan

Contact: Linda Sensibaugh at 214-905-3003

Cost: Free (registration required)

2019 Campbell 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 Thomas F. Campbell 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

Continuing Education

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association: This program has been approved for 5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Conference Speakers

Steven M. Barlow, PhD

Steven 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

Jonathan Brumberg, PhD

Assistant Professor
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

Tara McAllister, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
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

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.