© 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. 

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. 

Maddy Ritt is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in expanding on her knowledge of stuttering and the impact it has on interpersonal relationships. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2018. Her hobbies include traveling, line dancing, and volunteering for animal organizations!

Helen Webb is a post-baccalaureate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in the development of telepractice as a therapy modality for individuals who  stutter and  learning more about the perspectives of the stuttering community to better promote advocacy and awareness. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2018. Her hobbies include baking, winter camping and being on the river with her family. 

Emily Brant is a second-year graduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in researching aspects of self-perception related to stuttering and hopes to gain clinical experience working with the stuttering community in Portland. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2017. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, singing any chance she gets, and spending time with her cat, Frankie. 

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.

Stephanie Merrill is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in learning about effective assessment and treatment of stuttering, primarily through telepractice, and self-disclosure. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2018. Her hobbies include reading, running, traveling the world (but primarily Eastern Europe), and long drawing sessions.

Anna Scott  is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in pursuing a career as a Speech Language Pathologist and has an interest in better understanding in how different stutters present. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2018. Her hobbies include baking yummy treats, hiking, camping, as well as swimming. 

Maddy Jensen earned her M.S. in Medical Speech Language Pathology from the University of Washington and has experience providing speech and feeding therapy to infants and children in center-based, early intervention, inpatient, and most recently teletherapy settings. She is interested in studying the use of telepractice for delivering speech therapy services related to stuttering. Maddy has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2019. Her hobbies include traveling, bread baking, and cuddling her rescue dog, Darla. 

Maria “Kristine” Lisac is post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in pediatric speech delays, stuttering, and researching communication amongst children with autism. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring 2018. Her hobbies include writing, traveling, and working closely with Multnomah County DHS mentoring youth in the foster care system.

Hilani Williams is the Lab Manager of the PSU Stuttering Lab as well as a first-year graduate student at Portland State University, studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in the future of telepractice in rural areas, as well as traumatic brain injuries and social communication. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2017. Her hobbies include backpacking, surfing, and biking.

Sulema Rodriguez is an undergraduate student at Portland State University, studying Speech and Hearing Sciences and Psychology. She is interested in speech therapy for bilingual people who stutter, as well as the neurological and genetic mechanisms behind stuttering. She hopes that through further research and education the stigma related to stuttering can be broken down; giving people who stutter a voice. She has been a member since Spring 2017. Her hobbies include traveling, teaching, dancing and discovering new restaurants.

Tiffany Hsieh is a second-year graduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her clinical interests are early intervention, social communication, and stuttering. She is also interested in exploring the social stigma and self acceptance of stuttering. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2017. Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, music, and dancing. 

Marlen Castellanos is a second-year graduate student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in working with bilingual individuals who stutter through telepractice and spreading awareness about stuttering to the Spanish speaking community. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2017. Her hobbies include painting, playing tennis and cooking. 

Hillary Landers is a second-year graduate student, studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her clinical interests include stuttering, early-intervention, pediatric feeding and swallowing, and adult language disorders. Her research interests include cross-language transfer of intervention in bilingual people who stutter. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Spring of 2018. Her hobbies include running, skiing, climbing, and jumping in lakes.

Dave Lula is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. His interest in helping kids with stuttering problems stems from his clinical observations of Glenn Weybright, who has helped countless children in the Portland area with their stuttering and speech problems. He has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since Fall 2018. His hobbies include photography, scouting out the best coffee shops in Portland and beyond, and lending his guitar stylings to various soul and gospel bands in the area.

Taylor Allen is a post-bacc student at Portland State University studying Speech and Hearing Sciences with a bachelor's in Spanish from Willamette University. Taylor's 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 underserved communities. She has been a member of the PSU Stuttering Lab since late Fall 2018. In her free time, Taylor likes to explore the outdoors, create art and make delicious meals with friends. 

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. 

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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