Twelth Biennial

Conference on Motor Speech:

Motor Speech Disorders


Speech Motor Control


March 18-21, 2004

Albuquerque, New Mexico



Conference Planners


Motor Speech Disorders

Co-Conference Chair: Kathryn Yorkston

Program Chair:             Greg Turner


Speech Motor Control

Co-Conference Chair: Christy Ludlow

                                               Christopher Moore

Program Chair                        Jordan Green

Publications:                            David Beukelman

Local Arrangements:              Amy Wohlert

Conference Management:        Mark Hakel


Acknowledgment:  This conference has been sponsored in part by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, the Department of Special Educaiton & Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilition Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. 



THURSDAY, March 18, 2004





Intensive Voice Treatment (LSVT®) for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

           C Fox, C Boliek

FORCEWIN RT:  Clinical Application for Motor Speech Disorders

           R Raghavendra, S Barlow

Effect of Bite-Block on Oral-Laryngeal Timing in Apraxia of Speech

           K Ballard, V Flemmer, J Moon

Preliminary Evaluation of the Effects of Low Dose LSVT® on Vocal Loudness in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease

           J Spielman, A Halpern, L Ramig, J Petska

Acoustic Analyses of Prosodic Abnormalities in the Motor Speech Disorders

           R Kent, J Kent, J Duffy

Apraxia of Speech: A Perceptual and VOT Analysis of Stop Consonants

           J Wambaugh, C Nessler, S Mauszycki, J Bennett

Correlation of Orofacial Speeds with Voice Acoustic Measures in Persons Who Stutter

           M McClean, S Tasko

Spectral Analysis of Hypernasality

           A Lee, V Ciocca, T Whitehill

The Effects of Delayed and Frequency-Shifted Feedback on Speakers with Parkinson's Disease

           A Lowit, B Brendel, P Howell

Motor Learning Occurs in Children (but not young adults) in a Novel Nonword Production Task

     B Walsh, A Smith, C Weber-Fox

Influences of Auditory and Somatosensory Feedback on Vowel Production

           R Netsell, L Wallace, K Bakker

Real-Time Biofeedback and Speech Aerodynamics: A Prelimanary Study of Laryngeal Motor Control

           M Hammer, S Barlow

Practice Effects of an Orofacial Motor Control on Vibrotactile Detection Capacity in the Human Perioral System: Preliminary Data

           R Andreatta, J Davidow

Measuring Movement-Related Cerebral Potentials in Physiological Investigations of Speech and Nonspeech Orofacial Movements

           L Patrylak, L Max

Analysis of High Frequency EEG-EMG Mouth Movement and Speech Correlates in Parkinson’s Disease

           J Caviness, J Liss, L Parsons, C Adler, V Evidente

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training:  Effects on Speech and Cough Production

           S Baker, C Sapienza, P Davenport

The Effect of Increased Sound Pressure Level on Acoustics and Articulatory Kinematics

           J Huber, B Chandrasekaran, J Wolstencroft


9:15 Opening Remarks


9:30 Speech Programming and brain Activity in dysarthria

Moderator: Christopher Dromey

Utterance Maintenance and Reprogramming Deficits in Hypokinetic Dysarthria

           K Spencer, M Rogers

Disruptions of Advance Speech Programming in Ataxic Dysarthria

           K Spencer, M Rogers

Longitudinal Changes in Brain Activity in Progressive Ataxia: Broca's Activity Increases While Other Areas Decline During Speech Production

           J Sidtis, C Gomez


11:00 BREAK


11:30  Topics in speech production

Moderator: Jordan Green

Somatosensory Information in Speech Production

           D Ostry, S Tremblay

Predicting 3D Tongue Surfaces from Midsagittal Contours

           M Stone, M Epstein, M Sutton

Comparison of Voice F0 Responses to Pitch-Shifted Auditory Feedback in Mandarin and English Speech

           J Bauer, K Brooks, Y Xu, C Larson




3:00  Dysarthria in parkinson disease

Moderator: Scott Adams

Velopharyngeal Aerodynamics Following Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

           M Hammer, S Barlow, R Pahwa

Laryngeal Engagement Following Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

           M Hammer, S Barlow, R Pahwa

Jaw and Finger Movements During Visual and Auditory Motor Tracking in Parkinson’s Disease

           S Adams, M Jog, T Eadie, A Dykstra, G Gauthier, JL Vercher

Neurosurgical Intervention in Parkinson’s Disease: Effects on Speech and Oromotor Function

           D Theodoras,  A Farrell, E War, P Silburn, B Hall


5:00  Break


7:00 Speech development

Moderator: Steve Barlow

Refinement of Speech Breathing in Normal Young Children

            C Boliek, T Hixon, P Watson, P Jones

Development of Oronasal Coupling in Typically Developing Children and Children with Speech Delay

            L Venkatesh, C Moore, K Reilly, K Connaghan, R Steeve

Production of the Question-Statement Contrast During Development

           M Grigos, R Patel

Contributions of Motor Control to the Acquisition of Prosodic Structure

           L Goffman




FRIDAY, march 19, 2004





AEROWIN RT:  Clinical Application for Motor Speech Disorders

           R Vantipalli, S Barlow

A Prediction-Based Analysis of Hypokinetic Dysarthria in an “Off” Versus “On” Medication State

           J Liss, J Josephs, L Parsons, C Adler, J Caviness

Expiratory Muscle Training in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease

           A Saleem, C Sapienza, J Rosenbek, B Hoffman-Ruddy, M Okun

LSVTC – A PDA Supported Speech Treatment for Parkinson’s disease

           A Halpern, C Matos, L Ramig, J Petska, J Spielman

Fundamental Frequency (F0) Changes in Controlled Speech Tasks Following Left Hemisphere and Subcortical Brain Damage

           D Van Lancker Sidtis, D Kempler

ALS and HD Dysarthria:  Speech Intelligibility from the Everyday Listener Perspective

           E Klasner, K Yorkston

Preliminary Findings of Contrastive Stress in Severe Dysarthria

           R Patel, L Wayne

Hypokinetic Dysarthria Secondary to TBI: A Case Study of Speech Breathing, Intelligibility, and Responses to Treatment

                 N Solomon, K Walsh, M Makashay, J Gurevich, L Kessler

Effects of Natural Hand Gestures during Spontaneous Discourse: A Case Study

           J Mertz Garcia, L Crowe, D Redler, K Hustad

Absolute Magnitude Scaling of Autophonic Loudness

           W Hula, M McNeil, J Durrant, P Doyle

Listener Perception of Voice Tremor Induced by Forced Oscillation of the Respiratory System

                 K Farinella, T Hixon, J Hoit, B Story

Articulatory Kinematics in the Control of Closure/Constriction Duration in Speech

           A Lofqvist

Influence of Utterance Length and Complexity on Trajectory Stability and Phrase Durations– Age Related Changes

           N Sadagopan, A Smith

Increasing Sound Pressure Level: The Effects of Three Cues

           T Robinson, J Huber

An Investigation of Jaw Stiffness in Children

           D Finan, A Smith

Measures of Speech and Manual Motor Development in Children

           N Potter, R Kent, J Lazarus


9:30 Speech Movement

Moderator: Kevin Reilly

Speaking Rate Effects on the Speed and Extent of Articulator Movements

           J Berry

Event-Related Beta Desynchronization in Speech and Non-Speech Profacial Movements: The Effects of Task Complexity

           P Tremblay, V Gracco

Speech Movement Sequence Versus Speech Movements in Sequence: fMRI Observations

           V Gracco, P Tremblay, B Pike



11:00 BREAK



Moderator: Scott Adams

Acoustic and Perceptual Effects of Rate and Loudness Manipulations in Dysarthria

           K Tjaden

Low Versus High Frequency Feedback in Apraxia of Speech

           S Austermann, D Robin, K Ballard, E Maas, R Schmidt

Speech Motor Changes Coincident with Stuttering Treatment

           S Tasko, M McClean, C Runyan

Can People with Chronic Dysarthria Change Their Speech Towards a Target Pronunciation?

           R Palmer, P Enderby, S Cunningham


1:30  Afternoon Free






Harmonic Amplitude Differences and Perceived Voice Quality in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia

                 M Cannito, L Chorna, E Buder, T Murry, G Woodson

Service Delivery Variables in the Treatment of Voice Disorders Related to Parkinson Disease

           A Wohlert

Nasal Obturation for Severe, Chronic Velopharyngeal Dysfunction of Dysarthria

           M Hakel, D Beukelman, S Fager, J Marshall

Two Cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome:  An Acoustic-Phonetic Description

           J Laures, J Contado, G Weismer, M Rambow

Effects of Speech Mode on Anticipatory Coarticulation in Dysarthria

           K Tjaden, G Wilding, A Kozak, D Rivera, Y Yu

Impairments in Complex Language and Coverbal Gestures Idiopathic Parkinson Disease

           S Duncan, A Galati, W Goodrich, L Ramig, M Brandabur

Perceptual and Acoustic Predictors of Intelligibility and Acceptability in Dysarthria

           T Whitehill, V Ciocca, E Yiu

A Longitudinal Study of Speech Fluency Stability in an Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonic Individual Treated With Botox

           A Salvatore, A Biswas, B Manriquez, M Cannito

Parkinsonian Speech Variability: Medication-Related Fluctuations Across 3 Days

           A Goberman, L Elmer, E Mackowiak, B Heaton

Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Speech in Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

           E Schalling, L Hartelius

Assessment of Conversational Speech Intelligibility: Development of an Approach Using Structured Dialogue and Perceptual Assessment

           C Dobinson, N Miller

Motor Learning of Volitional Nonspeech Oral Movements

           S Shaiman, M McNeil

Lingual Kinematic Strategies Used to Increase Speech Rate: Comparison Between Younger and Older Adults

                 J Goozée, B Murdoch, L LaPointe, D Stephenson, R Darnell

The Influence of Bite Blocks on Perceptual and Acoustic Characteristics of Speech

           N Solomon, B Munson, M Makashay


Lung Volumes and Linguistic Units as Predictors of Respiratory Pattern in Speech

           M Denny

Prosodic Alterations to Speech Produced in Noise

           R Patel, P Nunez, J Whang

Vocal Fold Damping During Sustained Vowel Productions

           R Netsell, T Will, K Bakker



Moderator: Megan Hodge

Speech Motor Processes in Developmental Apraxia of Speech Studied with EMMA

           L Nijland, B Maassen, P van Lieshout

Diagnostic Assessment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Systems

           L Schriberg, P Hosom, J Green

TOCS+: A Software Solution for Efficient Intelligibility Measurement in Young Children with Motor Speech Disorders

           M Hodge, J Daniels


11:00 BREAK


11:30  Neural Models and Interactions

Moderator: Jeffrey Berry

Interactions Among Speech, Language, Cognitive, and Visual-Motor Activities

           C Dromey, E Bates

A Neural Network Model of Cortical and Cerebellar Involvement in Speech Motor Control

           F Guenther

eural Correlates of Word and Syllable Frequency: An Investigation of the Dual-Route Hypothesis

           M Rogers, S McLaughlin, D Shibata


1:00  LUNCH


3:00 Special Session

            Sensorimotor Control of Speech Production: Models and Data

Joseph S. Perkell, Ph.D.


4:30 Break


5:00 Voice characteristics in  dysarthria

Moderator: Scott Adams

The Effects of Modifying the Fundamental Frequency Contour on Segmental Level Speech Errors in Persons with Parkinson Disease

           K Bunton

Task-Based Profile of Vocal Intensity Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

           K Rosen, R Kent, J Duffy

Voice Characteristics of Patients with Pallido-Ponto-Nigral Degeneration (PPND) and Their Application to Pre-Symptomatic Detection in At-Risk Relatives

                 J Liss, K Krein-Jones, AK Lamoureux, Z Wszolek, J Caviness

Comparing Neurologic Disorders by Voice Modulation Profiles

           E Buder, E Strand, L Hartelius, M Cannito, L Chorna, S Bansberg, C Adler



SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2004




Development and Evaluation of a Computer-based System to Measure and Analyze Pause and Speech Events

                 J Green, D Beukelman, L Ball, C Ullman, K Maassen

The Effect of an Oral Motor Exerciser in Articulation Therapy: A Single Subject Design

           L Lentz, A Skinder-Meredith

The Influence of Intensive Phonologic Rehabilitation on Phono-Motor Characteristics

           D Kendall, A Rodriguez, T Conway, J Rosenbek

The Effects of Pallidotomy Surgery on Sentence Rate Measures Across Three Tasks in Parkinson’s Patients

           G Schulz, M Greer, W Friedman

Clinical Applications of Vibrotactile Stimulation: Theoretical Bases, Techniques, and Case Findings

           M Taylor, E Anderson, P Patil

Listener Attitudes Toward Speech Supplementation

           E Hanson, D Beukelman, S Fager, C Ullman

Articulatory Imprecision in Dysarthria Following Childhood Cerebellar Tumour: A Perceptual and Acoustic Investigation

           P Cornwell, B Murdoch, E Ward

Apraxia of Speech in Childhood: A Comparison of Acquired and Developmental Forms

           E Strand

Relationship Between Measures of Isometric and Isotonic Endurance

           H Clark, W Barber, W Irwin

Spectral Characteristics of Children’s Voices: Variation in SPL

           E Stathopoulos, J Huber

Physiological Indices of Bilingualism

           R Chakraborty, L Goffman, A Smith

Toward a Meaningful Model of Speech Under Stress

           D Finan, J Hansen

Relationship Between Perceptual Ability and the Effects of Perturbations on Produced Vowel Contrasts

           J Perkell, M Matthies, F Guenther, H Lane, E Stockmann, M Tiede, M Zandipour

Effects of External Mechanosensory Stimulation on Laryngeal Neuromuscular Activity

           T Loucks, C Poletto, K Saxon, C Ludlow

Specificity of Training in the Lingual Musculature: Preliminary Findings

           H Clark, W Barber, W Irwin

Cognitive Motor Constraints and Motor Speech Disorders: A Preliminary Framework

           F Boutsen

Effects of Movement Extent on Movement Timing in Seakers with Dysarthria and Normal Controls

           Y Yunusova, J Westbury, G Weismer


9:30 Development: Sucking & Chewing

Moderator: Christopher Moore

Actifier II:  The Dynamics of Non-Nutritive Suck In Neonates and Infants

           L Seibel, S Barlow, D Finan, S Stumm, S Ponnaboyina, R Shantha

Actifier II:  The Dynamics of Sensorimotor Integration During Suck In Neonates and Infants

           S Barlow, D Finan, L Seibel, S Stumm, S Ponnaboyina, R Shantha, R Konopacki

Kinematic Description of Chewing Development

           E Wilson, J Green, G Weismer


11:00 BREAK


11:30 Studies of physiology in dysarthria

Moderator: Scott Adams

Variability Within and Across Physiological Systems in Dysarthria

           M McHenry

Three-Dimensional Ultrasonographic Analysis of Normal and Partial Glossectomee Tongues

                 T Bressman, C Uy, J Irish

Effects of Topiramate on Essential Tremor of the Hand, Jaw and Voice

                 S Adams, M Jenkins, M Jog, A Dykstra


1:00  Adjournment



Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


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