Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lab Publication Update - Article in AJSLP

"Discourse Characteristics in Aphasia Beyond the Western Aphasia Battery Cutoff"
American Journal of Speech Language Pathology 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lab Publication Update - Letter to Editor in Brain Stimulation journal

"Response to letter to the editor: Safety of transcranial direct current stimulation: Evidence based update 2016"
Brain Stimulation

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lab Publication Update - Article in AJSLP

"Perceptually Salient Sound Distortions and Apraxia of Speech: A Performance Continuum"
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Student Highlight - Nicole Larsen!

It is my great pleasure to announce that Nicole is a recipient of the 2017 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award. For this award, Nicole identified mentors, submitted mentored teaching and research plans, and submitted other important documents to demonstrate her eligibility and potential. More information about the SPARC award is listed below.

Congrats Nicole!!!



The SPARC Award Program is part of ASHA’s strategic objective to enhance the generation, and eventual implementation of, clinical research. The goal of SPARC is to foster students’ interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia in order to fill faculty/researcher vacancies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). As a SPARC Award recipient, Ms. Larsen will receive a $1,000 stipend to support activities proposed in her research mentoring and teaching plan. She will be required to submit both an interim and a final report. Ms. Larsen's primary mentor, Dr. Jessica Richardson, will assist her in these efforts.

Thank you for your support of Ms. Larsen, as well as the SPARC Award program. We hope that the SPARC Award will further facilitate Ms. Larsen's progress toward a PhD degree and faculty-researcher career. Join us in congratulating Ms. Larsen's success as one of only 14 SPARC awardees this year, and highlighting her success with others in your program.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Student Highlight - Trisha Tanaka!

Trisha did a fantastic job defending her thesis project on Thursday.

The title of her thesis is: Estimating the Impact of Assessment and Treatment Fidelity on Aphasia Treatment Outcomes

It is my honor to share the news that Trisha has passed her thesis, and she has done so with distinction, according to the consensus vote of her thesis committee.

Thank you Trisha for your hard work and insight. Thank you all for supporting Trisha and the lab on this journey.

Congrats Trisha!

TEDx ABQ talk by our very own Dr. Bill Shuttleworth!

Watch this fantastic TEDx ABQ presentation!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ASHA 2016

Our lab did a great job representing our work, our department, and our university at ASHA 2016!

Here were our presentations:
Poster: Speech Fluency in Discourse Produced by People With Mild Aphasia: Correlations With Impairment & Confidence
Harmon, Jacks, Richardson, Haley 
(UNC-UNM collaboration)
Poster: Low Mood & Depression in People With Aphasia: A Comparison of Scales
Jacks, Richardson, Haley 
(UNC-UNM collaboration)
Poster: It's Raining Cats: Further Development of Discourse Checklists for Picture Description Tasks 
Tanaka, Branch, Dalton, Richardson
Poster: Gist & Coherence During Picture Description in Persons With Mild Aphasia 
Stewart, Quevedo-Levesque, Dalton, Richardson

Monday, March 6, 2017

CAC 2017, here we come!

The Neuroscience of Rehabilitation Lab has just had 2 conference abstracts accepted for the 2017 Clinical Aphasiology Conference:

A Large-Scale Comparison of Main Concept Analysis Between Persons with Aphasia and Persons without Brain Injury
Sarah Grace Dalton, Holly Stewart, Jessica D. Richardson

A Focus on Discourse Changes Following Intensive Language Action Therapy
Jessica D. Richardson, Sarah Grace Dalton, Rebecca Shisler Marshall

We are looking forward to an amazing conference this summer!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lab Publication Update - Article in Dose-Response journal

"Mechanisms and Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wise words from person with stroke

" Is everyday great?  Of course not.  On those days when my body and brain are not cooperating, I remind myself that I am not invincible.   I try to alter my expectations and goals for that day."

Monday, January 2, 2017

NeuroChoir - first concert

In December of 2016, our lab had the honor and pleasure to introduce our Neurochoir to the community at the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees (

We sang some holiday classics as well as uplifting and fun songs like "What the World Needs Now is Love", "Sing", and "Do-Re-Mi".