Research Tuesday – January 2014 Roundup

Research Tuesday

How does spaced retrieval therapy work?

Rachel Wynn, MS CCC-SLP is speech-language pathologist specializing in geriatric care. She blogs at Gray Matter Therapy, which strives to provide information about geriatric care including functional treatment ideas, recent research, and ethical care. Find her on FacebookTwitter, or hiking with her dog in Boulder, CO.



Tiffani Wallace, MS CCC-SLP, BRS-S has specialized in dysphagia for over 11 years. Tiffani is the co-author of the Dysphagia2Go app and a member of the Smarty Ears advisory board.  Tiffani writes the blog Dysphagia Ramblings.  She created 3 dysphagia Facebook groups and speaks nationally on dysphagia.


Perspectives on getting a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mary Huston, MS, CCC-SLP is a school based SLP. Mary has authored iPad apps, presented on using iPads in therapy, and is a member of the Smarty Ears Advisory Board. Mary collaborates with SLPs internationally via Twitter, Facebook, and her blog at


Does AAC really work with infants and toddlers?

Carole Zangari is a professor of speech-language pathology with a focus on AAC for children and adults. She is past coordinator of ASHA’s AAC Special Interest Group and is co-editor of the book Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development of Students with AAC Needs. She blogs at


Speech impairment in downs syndrome – a review

Tatyana Elleseff, MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual SLP with a full time hospital affiliation as well as private practice in Central, NJ. She specializes in working with multicultural, internationally and domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders. For more information visit her BLOGSTORE, or follow her Facebook page.


AAC & Dysarthria

Kristy Swift, MA, CCC-SLP, lives in Western Washington.  She keeps busy working as a part-time SLP for a local skilled nursing facility and doing social media and marketing for JOTx Therapy.  She has enjoyed working in a variety of settings including health, acute care, and outpatient pediatrics.


Can Parents Provide Intervention via Play to Improve Communication Skills of Children with ASD?

Maria Del Duca, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a pediatric SLP, blogger, and owner of Communication Station: Speech Therapy, PLLC in southern AZ.  She authors a monthly column on ASHAsphere titled Kid Confidential, where child development topics are discussed.  Find her on FB also!


How to live abundantly: A student of AAC and leisure time

Matt Seidholz, BS, lives and works in Hong Kong. He’s studying speech pathology through distance courses at Utah State University. When he’s not struggling with his Chinese or grinding away at coursework, he likes to dig in to the research articles. You can find his writing at


E-Stim Article Review

Rinki Varindani, M.S.,CCC-SLP is a passionate Adult Medical SLP, educated and trained in India and the United States. She currently provides speech, language, swallowing and cognitive-linguistic services to adults in a long term acute care hospital setting in Dallas, Texas. She started the Medical SLP Forum on Facebook and also created a medical SLP blog. You can follow her journey and writing at





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Speech-Language Pathologist at Gray Matter Therapy
Rachel is a speech-language pathologist and creator of Gray Matter Therapy. She started making noise as a patient-centered care advocate in 2013. She believes great care happens when patients are informed and engaged.
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  • Cyndee Bowen

    What an awesome line-up of articles this month! I’m looking forward to reading them. I ran out of time & didn’t contribute this time, but I plan to join in again next month.