© 2016 by Megann McGill

 

The PSU Stuttering Lab investigates theoretical and practical topics related to stuttering across the lifespan. Specifically, our research is focused on: 1) investigating the use of telepractice for delivery of monolingual and bilingual speech-language pathology services and 2) exploring novel methods for reducing the stigma associated with stuttering. Projects related to telepractice include exploring the reliability and validity of using telepractice to assess stuttering. Projects related to best practices for assessment and treatment of persons who stutter currently include examining the use of self-disclosure statements and investigating the implementation of stigma reduction techniques in treatment by speech-language pathologists.

ABOUT US

Megann McGill, PhD, CCC-SLP is a faculty member in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University and the Primary Investigator in the PSU Stuttering Lab. She received her bachelor's, master's, and PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. Megann's research and clinical interests include fluency disorders, telepractice, and bilingualism. Megann has worked as a Spanish-English bilingual SLP in acute care, private practice, home health, and educational settings. On the weekends, Megann enjoys spending time with her husband, Patrick, and miniature-schnauzer, Lulu. 

Christina Reyes is an undergraduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. As a previous vocal music major, she hopes to use her auditory experience to aid those with vocal fluency disorders in all walks of life. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2018. Her hobbies include going to concerts, playing poker, and collecting vinyl records. 

Clay Santelman is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. He is interested in researching and developing a greater understanding of how and why stuttering occurs as well as ameliorating the effect stuttering has on the population that it affects. He has been a member of the stuttering lab since Fall 2019. His hobbies include following his favorite team Liverpool FC, practicing jiu jitsu as much as possible, and learning about new languages as well as the cultures they come from.

Mariel Pinto is an upbeat, positive, outgoing person and always willing to listen.  She is an undergraduate student at Portland State University perusing a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She has over ten years of experience with children with the hopes of working in a children’s hospital as a Speech Language Pathologist.  She is interested in working with diverse clients with diverse needs, working on communication skills. Mariel has a strong passion for traveling.  Her hobbies include, hiking, camping, and seeing live music in her free time.

Babette Hofacre is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in bilingual stuttering and domestic/international telepractice in underserved areas. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2019. Babette's hobbies include social dancing, sea shanties, and via ferratta.  

Yatta D. Barnett is a Build Exito scholar and a University Honors student at PSU, double majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences & Business at Portland State University. She is interested in learning about telepractice, fluency disorders, bilingualism, and coding as well as working with patients successfully. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Summer 2018. Her hobbies include listening to music and dance, sewing, crafting, watching movies, reading fairytale books, interacting with people, day dreaming, exercising and singing.

Ruthie Aldrich  is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in exploring the social stigma around stuttering and learning more about removing barriers to speech therapy through telepractice methods. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys cross country skiing, baking, tidepooling, and finding new books to read at her local library.

Taylor Allen Taylor Allen is Lab Manager for PSU’s Stuttering Research Lab and is a also a post-bac student. Taylor is from the beautiful Pacific Northwest and has a Bachelor's in Spanish from Willamette University. Her clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment for bilingual people who stutter, speech sound disorders and the use of telepractice as a means of reaching under-served communities. Taylor has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since late fall 2018. She is especially fond of the International Phonetic Alphabet, studying languages and learning about the spectacular brain! In her free time, Taylor likes to explore the outdoors, create art and make delicious meals with friends.

Helen Webb is a post-baccalaureate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in learning about the intervention techniques and clinical practices used in stuttering treatment via  telepractice and in  investigating the perspectives about telepractice as a treatment modality. She is also interested in the development and of AAC modalities and assisted communication technologies.   She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2017. Her hobbies include international travel, hiking, baking goodies, camping and being on the river. 

Natalia Newton Natalia Newton is an undergraduate student at Portland State University studying speech and hearing sciences. She is interested in learning more about stuttering, and techniques that aid those who stutter as she has seen the effects of stuttering within her own family. She has been a member of the PSU stuttering lab since winter 2020. Her hobbies include hiking, embroidery, and cooking with her close friends.

Nic Antico Nic Antico is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. He is especially interested in phonetics, neurolinguistics, and the potential application of telepractice. He has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2019. Outside of school, Nic is into getting outdoors, making weird music with friends, and being a new dad.

Natalie Dahl  is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in gaining a better understanding of research-based methods for evaluating stuttering, and hopes to apply what she learns in a school-based SLP setting someday. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2019. Her hobbies include caring for her tropical plant collection and napping.

Katie Klupenger Katie Klupenger is an undergraduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in Autistic communication, environmental affects on stuttering, neurolinguistics, and telepractice. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2019. Her hobbies include snowboarding, dancing, exploring outdoors, and reading.

Patrizha Schroth is a second-year undergraduate transfer student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in bilingualism and stuttering, as well as learning how to help people via telepractice. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2018. Her hobbies include learning new languages, painting, singing and playing instruments. 

Sima Sokolov  is an undergraduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. she is interested in learning more about the effects of self-disclosure for people  with language and communication disorders, noise-induced and blast-induced hearing loss, and stuttering interventions. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2018. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, and playing with her pitbull Rosie

 

OUR TEAM

 
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

McGill, M., Siegel, J., Nguyen, D., & Rodriguez, S. (2018). Self-report or self-disclosure statements for stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 58, 22-34.

McGill, M., Dauber, C., Williams, H., Gorecki, J., Dunham, B., & Matthews, M. (under review). Attitudes and perceptions of stuttering: Addressing stigma associated with stuttering through children’s literature. Submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

McGill, M., Cullen, L., & Webb, H. (accepted, pending minor revisions). Clients' Experiences of Telepractice for Stuttering. Submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. 

McGill, M., Noureal, N., & Siegel, J. (2018). Telepractice Treatment of Stuttering: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and e-Health.

Byrd, C., McGill, M., Gkalitsiou, Z., & Cappellini, C. (2017). The effects of self-disclosure on male and female perceptions of individuals who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 69-80.

 

Byrd, C., Hampton, E., McGill, M., & Gkalitsiou, Z. (2016). Participation in Camp Dream. Speak. Live.: Affective and cognitive outcomes for children who stutter. Journal of Speech Pathology & Therapy, 1, 1-10.

 

Byrd, C., Gkalitsiou, Z., McGill, M., Reed, O., & Kelly, E. (2016). The impact of self-disclosure on school-age listeners’ perceptions of children who stutter. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 4, 1-9.

 

McGill, M., Sussman, H., & Byrd, C. (2016). From grapheme to phonological output: Performance of adults who stutter on a word jumble task. PLoS ONE, 11, 1-19.

Byrd, C., McGill, M., & Usler, E. (2015). Nonword repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter: Vocal versus nonvocal performance differences. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 44, 17-31.

 

Byrd, C., Vallely, M., Anderson, J., & Sussman, H. (2012). Non-word repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37, 188-201.

PRESENTATIONS

Cullen, L., Newman, L., & McGill,M. (2018, October). Individual and group telepractice treatment of stuttering. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

Beaty, A., Holton, H., Rodriguez, S., & McGill, M. (2018, October). Bilingual stuttering workbook: Un guia compresivo para el tratamiento bilingue. Poster  presented at the annual Oregon Speech and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR. 

Landers, H., Castellanos, M., & McGill, M. (2018, October). Cross-language transfer in intervention with bilingual adults who stutter: Two case studies. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

Hsieh, T., Brant, E., & McGill, M. (2018, October). Telepractice assessment of school-age stuttering. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

Bess, A., Bisconer, C., Nguyen, D., Taylor, L., & McGill, M. (2018, October). CHAT retreat: Addressing affective and cognitive components of stuttering with adults. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

McGill, M., Siegel, J., & Noureal, N. (2018, August). Assessment and treatment of stuttering via telepractice. Poster presented at the RiteCare conference in Los Angeles, CA.

 

McGill, M. & Noureal, N. (2017, November). A comparison of face-to-face and telepractice assessment of stuttering. Poster presented at the annual American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Los Angeles, CA.

 

McGill, M., Siegel, J., Nguyen, D. & Webb, K. (2017, November). Qualitative analysis of self-disclosure statements used by adults who stutter. Poster presented at the annual American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Los Angeles, CA.

 

McGill, M., Weybright, G., & McMillin, A. (2017, October). School-age stuttering: A practical guide to assessment and treatment. Seminar presented at the annual Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

 

Noureal, N. & McGill, M. (2017, October). A comparison of face-to-face and telepractice assessment of stuttering. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

 

Nguyen, D., Siegel, J., & McGill, M. (2017, October).  Qualitative analysis of self-disclosure statements used by adults who stutter. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

McGill, M., Sussman, H., & Byrd, C. (2016, November). Prefix-driven word search: Performance of adults who stutter on a lexical access task. Poster  presented at the annual American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Byrd, C., Croft, R., McGill, M., & Gkalitsiou, Z. (2016, November). Self-disclosure in stuttering treatment: Is it OK to say I'm sorry? Poster  presented at the annual American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

 

McGill, M. (2016, October). From research to practice: An integrated approach to treating children and adults who stutter. Seminar presented at the annual Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in Salem, OR.

 

McGill, M., Gkalitsiou, Z., Coalson, G., & Byrd, C.T. (2016, March). Does subvocal rehearsal contribute to stuttered speech? Seminar presented at the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Byrd, C., McGill, M., Hampton, E., & Tallas, K. (2016, March). Evidence-based treatment for stuttering: A preschool case study. Poster session presented at the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Coalson, G., Byrd, C., & McGill, M. (2016, March). Serial position of errors during nonword production in adults who stutter. Poster session presented  at the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Byrd, C., McGill, M., Hampton, E., & Barrow, B. (2016, March). Evidence-based treatment for stuttering: A school-age case study. Poster session presented at Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

 

McGill, M. (2015, December). Exploring the role of phonological working memory in stuttered speech production. Seminar presented to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Coalson, G., McGill, M., Gkalitsiou, Z., & Byrd, C. (2015, November). Phonological working memory in adults who stutter. Seminar presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

 

McGill, M., Czimskey, N., & Lindsey, A. (2015, November). To PhD or not to PhD: Students’ perspectives on doctoral studies. Seminar presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

 

McGill, M., Sussman, H., & Byrd, C. (2015, November). From grapheme to phonological output: Performance of adults who stutter on a word jumble task. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

 

Byrd, C., Coalson, G., McGill, M., & Gkalitsiou, Z. (2015, July). The relationship between phonological working memory and stuttering. Seminar presented at the International Fluency Association 8th World Congress, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Givens, K., Webster, E., Kim, J., & McGill, M., Byrd, C. (2015, April). Evidence-based treatment for stuttering: An adult case study. Poster session presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Week Longhorn Bazaar at The University of Texas at Austin.

McGill, M., Gkalitsiou, Z., & Byrd, C. (2015, March). Exploring the role of phonological working memory in stuttering. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association, San Antonio, TX.

 

Byrd, C., McGill, M., & Usler, E. (2014, November). Non-word repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter: A systematic replication. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

 

Byrd, C., McGill, M., Anders, M., & Miller, L. (2014, April). Non-word repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter: A systematic replication. Poster session presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Week Longhorn Bazaar at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

McGill, M. & Byrd, C. (2013, September). Non-word repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter. Presentation at The University of Texas Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders annual Research Blitz.

 

Byrd, C., Vallely, M., Anderson, J., & Sussman, H. (2012, November). Non-word repetition and phoneme elision in adults who do and do not stutter. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

RESEARCH

STUTTERING LAB ALUMNI

Jordan Siegel, Natasha Noureal, Denise Nguyen, Mineh Ebrahimian, Bailey Broxson, Amanda Brown, Brittany Dunham, Chan MacDonald, Mary Hart, Natalie Shamash, Laura Qualls, Janae Dunlop, Shannon LeMeune, Sonny Filamor, Kimberly Webb, Tram Nguyen, Molly Matthews, Bailey Broxson, Imaya Rodriguez, Zoe Bezzaz, Savannah Couch, Joe Gorecki

CONTACT US

Portland State University

724 SW Harrison St

Neuberger Hall, Room 69

Portland, OR 97201

 

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