2022-2023 Colloquium Series

We aim to highlight theory-guided, hypothesis-driven translational research with our colloquium series.  Our series is attended by all research faculty, clinical faculty, doctoral students, M.A. SLP students, and Au.D. students.  Our colloquia are also attended by faculty in relevant departments including Linguistics and Psychology.  We aim to encourage student participation by asking our speakers to send a relevant paper for students to read in advance of the talk.  We also ask speakers to limit their talk to 40 minutes, reserving 20 minutes for questions and discussion.

Our colloquia begin at 7:00 PM on the dates shown below with the location also noted.   Please contact Dr. Jennifer Mozeiko (jennifer.mozeiko@uconn.edu) with any questions.

Date, Time and Location Guest Speaker Colloquium Title
October 2, 2022

Location: Virtual Web Link

Dr. Sayako Earle

University of Deleware

Sleep to Learn: Towards improving the retention of speech in adults with learning disabilities
November 7, 2022

Location: Virtual Web Link

Dr. Cristina Colón-Semenza

University of Connecticut

Behavior Change for Physical Activity in People with Parkinson Disease
February 6, 2023

Christina Kang,

The Voice Forum, LLS

Functional Laryngeal Disorders: Brain Learns Pain


March 6, 2023





Annie Tyrell & Annie Iovanella

TeleTalk Therapy

This presentation will provide insight into the experiences and perspectives of two speech pathologists working with Alaska Native students and their journey to teletherapy. Teletherapy is an inclusive, progressive and effective means of providing speech therapy services, particularly,to rural student populations. The pursuit of cultural competence is essential in providing appropriate and effective distance services. Alaska Native students are disproportionately identified as having a language disorder. When evaluating this population, culturally informed dynamic assessments are required in order to adequately identify the needs of students. Informed assessments and language based intervention strategies are key components to reducing the overidentification of Alaska Native students. In order to deliver culturally sensitive services, therapists must consider the cultural differences of the students being served.

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