COR Research Projects

    Active Projects - Funded:
    1. Faculy Research Grant (FRG) 2015-2016: Treating Attention Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

    Active Projects - Unfunded:

    1. Samantha Cody, M.A. Thesis Project: Does Parkinson's disease affect working memory based on size judgment span task scores?
    2. Mora Mahoney, M.A. Thesis Project: Treating attention in individuals with Parkinson's disease using Attention Process Training-III.

      Funded Research Completed:  

      1. Gulf Coast Researcher Center for Evacuation and Traffic Resiliency: "Road sign recognition during computer testing versus driving simulator performance for stroke and stroke plus aphasia groups" Funded 07/01/14 - 06/30/15
      2. College of Humanities and Social Sciences: "Training attention in a person with Parkinson's disease: A pilot study." Funded summer 2014
      3. H&SS ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Project, 2014-2015: Crocker, Margaret, "Using Smartphone APPS to measure sound pressure level."
      4. LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2013 Manship Summer Research Award: "Does linguistic complexity during the conversational discourse of older people with Parkinson disease and dysarthria differ from a control group without PD? 
      5. Louisiana Board of Regents Proposal: “Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies to Improve the Communicative Effectiveness Survey for Older Louisianians” 
      6. NIH Loan Repayment Program: "Refining the Communicative Effectiveness Survey for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Dysarthria" 
      7. LSU College of Arts and Sciences 2010 Summer Research Funding Award: "Does the clinical maximum performance treatment (CMOST) demonstrate a treatment effect for individuals with Parkinson's disease and dysarthria?
      8. H&SS ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Project 2013-2014:  Griffin, Mary Virginia, "Does conversational linguistic complexity differ between people with Parkinson disease and healthy controls?"
      9. H&SS ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Project 2012-2013:  Schembre, Lauren, "Exploring differences in conversational efficiency between two types of aphasia therapy in a single subject."
      Other Research Projects Completed:
            Dissertations:
      1. Varnado, Chantelle (2015). Treatment efficacy of manual therapy on speech outcomes in children with spastic cerebral palsy: A single-subject experimental design
      2. Collins, Meghan (2012).  Conversational outcomes from two treatment approaches to aphasia therapy.
      3. Stead, Amanda (2011). Time of day effects on language in healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease.
          M.A. Theses:
      1. Brown, Caitlin (2015). Do people with aphasia interpret road signs differently than people without aphasia?
      2. Studrawa, Samantha (2015). Investigating the effects of photographic representations on scores of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 for people with moderate to severe aphasia.
      3. Heise-Jensen, Lea (2014). Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39: People with aphasia rate pictures similar to questions.
      4. Ferguson, Michelle (2013). Treatment Effects of Attention Process Training for an Individual with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
      5. Brouwer, Ashley (2013). Surveying the Degree of Photographic Representations for SAQOL-39 Items
      6. Copperberg, Kelsey (2013). Comparing the Treatment Effect of Conversational and Traditional Aphasia Treatments on Linguistic Complexity. 
      7. Boudreaux, Danielle (2011). Using the Ambulatory Phonation Monitor to Measure the Vocal Parameters of Older People with and without Parkinson’s disease
      8. Deroche, Dara (2011).  A Survey of Selected Picture Representations of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 Items
      9. Guillory, Erin (2011).  Treatment Effect of Attention Process Training for an individual with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease: a case study
      10. Michiels, Heidi (2010).  Treatment Effect of Maximum Performance Speech Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Dysarthria
      11. Zimmerman, Claire, (2009).  Effect of Group Aphasia Treatment on Word Retrieval Skills