• ProSem February 20: Si On Yoon

    February 20, 2019 - 11:30am

    308 Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center

    Title: Mechanisms of conversation: Audience design and memory

    Presenter: Si On Yoon

    Abstract: Communicating with others is one of the most fundamental social activities of everyday life. Even though communication plays an undeniably important role in our lives, the mechanisms of language processing used in conversation are largely unexplored due to the difficulties in examining natural conversational language with traditional psycholinguistic approaches. In a newly developed experimental paradigm to study conversation in the lab, I have been able to examine how speakers tailor language during multiparty conversation (one speaker and two listeners). I have also expanded this paradigm to further look at how speakers balance the needs of the different partners for successful communication in conversations with up to 7 people. In another line of work, to examine the nature of the memory representations that are built and used during natural communication, I test individuals with hippocampal amnesia and severe memory impairment, as well as healthy older adults. These results demonstrate the extent to which tailoring language to one’s audience requires intact hippocampal-dependent memory systems. Across these lines of inquiry, my research is uncovering critical aspects of the cognitive mechanisms that afford, not just language production and comprehension, but more specifically communication through natural conversation.

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julie Jones in advance at 319.335.8720.

  • Iowa pride @ ASHA!

    November 15, 2018


    Congrats to the Iowa's presenters at the 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention:

    November 15

    Ann Fennell, Alison Lemke, Anu Subramanian, Anne Wallace
    Hands-on Lab Title: “Effective clinical education – evidence, experience and practice“
    10:15 am to 12:15pm
    Location: CC/Hall C Lab21

    Elizabeth Walker, Kelsey Klein, Margaret Dallapiazza, Jeffrey Shymanski
    Poster Title: “Non verbal Visual Sequential Learning in Children With Cochlear Implants”
    11:00 am
    Location:  CC/Hall C

    Larissa Jordan, Karen Bryant, Meredith Saletta, Mary Otto
    Poster Title: “Automatic Semantic Priming in Individuals With Alzheimer’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis”
    11 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: Board #361 in CC/Hall C

    Anu Subramanian, Elizabeth Delsandro
    Seminar Title: “S’mores and meaningful conversations: overnight camp for SLP graduate students”
    1:30 to 2.30pm
    Location: CC/159

    Elizabeth Walker, Caitlin Sapp, Bailey Tatge, Margaret Dallapiazza
    Poster Title:  “Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Listening Effort in Children Who Are Hard of Hearing”
    1:30 pm
    Location: CC/Hall C

    Larissa Jordan, Natalie Covington
    Poster Title:” In This Together: Connecting With PhD Students Across Institutions”
    3-4:30 pm
    Location: Board #221 in CC/Hall C

    Kristen Ponturiero, Margaret Dallapiazza, Meredith Spratford, Elizabeth Walker
    Poster Title:  “Comparing Teacher Reports, Student Participation, and Objective Classroom Acoustic Measures of Children with Hearing Loss”
    3:00 pm
    Location: CC/Hall C Board #245

    November 16

    Kristi Hendrickson
    Seminar Title: “Long-term Maintenance of Activation for Phonological Competitors by CI Users”
    10:30 AM - 11:30 am
    Location: CC/106 (Lvl 1)

    Emily Goetz, Elizabeth Walker, Rachel Canon, Evelien Dirks, Kristi Hendrickson
    Poster Title: “Bicycling Habits of Children With Hearing Loss”
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location:  CC/Hall C

    Caitlin Sapp
    Talk Title: "Expanding University-Based AuD Training Clinics to Include Infant Diagnostic Services"
    10:30-11 am
    Westin, Galleria; Tech A

    Elizabeth Walker
    Hands-on Lab Title:  “Hands-on: Embracing Technology & Innovation for Providers Working With Children With Hearing Loss”
    3:30 pm
    Location: CC/Hall C Lab 4

    Kate Bergin
    Poster Title: “Outcomes of an Intensive Swallowing Program for Persons With Parkinson's Disease”
    4:00- 5:30 pm
    Location: 6267 Poster Board 191

    November 17

    Elizabeth Walker
    Seminar Title: “Successful Research Grant Writing in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Advice from the Experts”
    8:00 am
    Location: Westin/Burroughs

    Katherine Kreidler, Anu Subramanian
    Poster Title: “Using a high tech SGD in early intervention: A case study”
     8:30 am
    Location: Board 320

    Katherine Kreidler, Anu Subramanian
    Poster Title: “Partnering with clients: Importance of client-clinician alliance in early intervention”
    11:30 am
    Location: Board 523

    Kathryn Gabel, Elizabeth Walker
    Poster title: Narrative Skills in School-Age Children who are Hard of Hearing
    1-2:30 pm
    Location: CC/Hall C (session number 6643)

  • Hauser presents at FURF Nov. 14

    November 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

    Old Capitol Town Center, 2nd Floor Atrium

    Rebecca Hauser will present her poster, "Auditory Evoked Potentials in Hybrid Cochlear Implant Listeners," at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival. The event is Wednesday, November 14, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Old Capitol Town Center 2nd Floor Atrium. Rebecca, an undergraduate Speech and Hearing Science major, is mentored by Inyong Choi.


  • Save the Date: Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient

    June 13, 2019 to June 14, 2019

    Iowa City, Iowa

    Save the date!

    27th Annual International Conference: Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient
    at The University of Iowa
    For professionals and patients

    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

    See full program agenda