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2021 Zeigler Research Forum - May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. on Zoom

Featuring the keynote "Effects of attentional focus on articulatory control in adults who stutter and its relationship to social anxiety"

Evidence suggests social stress has a stronger destabilizing effect on speech-motor control in adults who stutter (AWS) compared to adults who do not stutter (ANS). However, the nature of this interaction is not fully understood. One reason may be due to effects from mediating factors such as attention or consciousness in control, which have gone largely ignored. This presentation will discuss results from a project assessing changes in speech-motor control in AWS when speaking under an internal-focus, external-focus and social stress conditions.

A discussion will focus on the importance of understanding the relationship between social anxiety and the development of maladaptive social behaviors (attentional bias) in AWS and the implications this has on the development of treatment strategies aimed at reducing social anxiety and building more effective, fluency promoting communication strategies.

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  • Kim Bauerly


    Dr. Bauerly is assistant professor in the University of Vermont's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research involves the effects of emotion on speech-motor control in people who stutter, with a specific interest in gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between self-reports of anxiety and autonomic changes when under different emotional states in adults who stutter.

    Dr. Bauerly is also interested in investigating the impact of emotional reactivity and regulatory processes on articulatory control, particularly when under conditions of social stress. She is an experienced speech-language pathologist with expertise treating children and adults who stutter using both individual and group treatment approaches.

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Kayla Allard, Kelsey Bullock, Emma KutscherA Parent Training Model to Support Episodic Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Novel Approach
Shira Habermehl, Patricia PrelockEfficacy of Social Stories vs. Novel Shared Book Reading Intervention
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  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome Address: Dean Anderson
  • 9:40 a.m. - Keynote: Dr. Kim Bauerly
  • 10:10 a.m. - Virtual Poster Session
  • 10:50 a.m. - Break
  • 11 a.m. - Student Talks with Q&A: Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • 11:30 a.m. - Student Talks with Q&A: Biomedical & Health Sciences
  • 12 p.m. - Break
  • 12:10 p.m. - Student Talks with Q&A: Nursing
  • 12:40 p.m. - Student Talks with Q&A: Rehabilitation & Movement Science
  • 1:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks: Dean Anderson

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Student Talks with Q&A

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Presenter: Claudia Abbiati

Communication is movement: Speech and gesture control and coordination in autism

  • Presenter: Ashley Brien

We are our memories: Evaluating the efficacy of a new caregiver-mediated intervention to support episodic memory in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • Presenter: Jenna Eaton

Functional Characterization of Somatic STK11 Variants of Unknown Significance Identified in Lung Adenocarcinoma

Authors: Jenna Eaton, Tyler Hogan, Meagan Lebeau, Hailey Sarausky, Sean Lenahan, David Seward and Paula Deming

  • Presenter: Princess Rodriguez

Ikaros regulates the chromatin landscape of mature B-cells and enforces the requirement for costimulatory signal

Authors: Princess Rodriguez, William Howell, Joseph Boyd, Seth Frietze, and Hilde Schjerven


  • Presenters: Hannah Scheibner & Hannah Schirling

Labor and Delivery Experiences of Autistic Women

  • Presenter: Jennifer Synnott

Improving Recognition of Delirium in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Hip Fracture

Rehabilitation and Movement Science

  • Presenter: Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT

The Inventory of Physical Activity Barriers: Scale Refinement and Validation

  • Presenter: Michael VanNostrand

Cognitive Motor Interference and Cortical Activation While Walking in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

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