Below is a list of published UCL MSc and BSc student research projects which are relevant to speech and language intervention.
Students are from the following UCL degree courses:
- Psychology (BSc/MSci)
- Psychology & Language Sciences (BSc/MSci)
- Speech Sciences (BSc)
- Neuroscience (BSc)
- Speech and Language Sciences (MSc)
- Neuroscience, Language and Communication (MSc)
- Speech, Language and Cognition (MRes)
Student names are highlighted in bold.
Rankin, E., Newton, C., Parker, A. & Bruce, C. (2014). Hearing loss and auditory processing ability in people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 28, 576-595 Rossiter, C. & Best, W. (2013) “Penguins don't fly” : An investigation into the effect of typicality on picture naming in people with aphasia, Aphasiology, 27:7, 784-798. Newton, C., Acres, K., Bruce, C. (2013) A comparison of computer-delivered and paper- based language tests with adults who have aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22 (2), 185-197. Newton, C., Burns, R. & Bruce, C. (2013) Accent identification by adults with aphasia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 27(4), 287 - 298. Bruce, C., To, C.T., & Newton, C. (2012) Accent on communication: The impact of regional and foreign accent on comprehension in adults with aphasia. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34, 1024-1029. Dunton, J., Bruce, C. & Newton, C. (2011) Investigating the impact of unfamiliar speaker accent on auditory comprehension in adults with aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46, 63-73. O’Donnell, T., Bruce, C., Black, M. and Clayton, A. (2010). Knowledge is Bliss: An investigation into the transparency of Bliss symbol strings directed by a person with aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 45, 461-479. Green, J., Bruce, C. & Newton, C. (2010) The Effects of Unfamiliar Speaker Accent on Story Recall in Adults with Aphasia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 6, 123–124. Bruce, C., Edmundson, A., Aviet, C. & Willison, L. (2010) Exploring the Effects of Brain-Training Exercises on the Cognitive and Linguistic Skills of Adults with Aphasia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 244–245. Bruce, C., Parker, A.& Renfrew, L. (2006). 'Helping or something': perceptions of students with aphasia and tutors in further education. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 41, 137-154.
- Cochlear Implant
Hegarty, L., & Faulkner, A. (2013). The perception of stress and intonation in children with a cochlear implant and a hearing aid. Cochlear Implants International, 14(S4), 35-39. McGettigan, C., Faulkner, A., Altarelli, I., Obleser, J., Baverstock, H., Scott, S. K. (2012). Speech comprehension aided by multiple modalities: Behavioural and neural interactions. Neuropsychologia, 50(5) 762-776. Green, T., Katiri, S., Faulkner, A., Rosen, S. (2007). Talker intelligibility differences in cochlear implant listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121(6), 223-229 Hamilton, N., Green, T., Faulkner, A. (2007). Use of a single channel dedicated to conveying enhanced temporal periodicity cues in cochlear implants: Effects on prosodic perception and vowel identification. International Journal of Audiology 46(5), 244-253. Faulkner, A., Rosen, S., Norman, C. (2006). The right information may matter more than frequency-place alignment: Simulations of frequency-aligned and upward shifting cochlear implant processors for a shallow electrode array insertion. Ear and Hearing 27(2), 139-152 Faulkner, A., Rosen, S., Stanton, D. (2003). Simulations of tonotopically mapped speech processors for cochlear implant electrodes varying in insertion depth. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 113(2), 1073-1080 Faulkner, A., Rosen, S., Wilkinson, L. (2001). Effects of the number of channels and speech-to-noise ratio on rate of connected discourse tracking through a simulated cochlear implant speech processor. Ear and Hearing 22, 431-438 Faulkner, A., Rosen, S., Smith, C. (2000). Effects of the salience of pitch and periodicity information on the intelligibility of four-channel vocoded speech: Implications for cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 108(4), 1877-1887. Rosen, S., Faulkner, A., Wilkinson, L. (1999). Adaptation by normal listeners to upward spectral shifts of speech: Implications for cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 106, 3629-3636
- Speech Production
Bruce, C. J., Braidwood, U., & Newton, C. (2013). 'All the better for not seeing you’: An investigation of whether the speech of an individual with acquired communication difficulties is affected by communicative context. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46 (5-6), 475-483. Collis, J. and S. Bloch (2012). "Survey of UK speech and language therapists’ assessment and treatment practices for people with progressive dysarthria." International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 47(6): 725-737.
Rees, R., & Bladel, J. (2013). Effects of English Cued Speech on Speech Perception, Phonological Awareness and Literacy: A Case Study of a 9-Year-Old Deaf Boy Using a Cochlear Implant. Deafness & Education International, 15(4), 182-200.
Smith, C. H., Teo, Y., & Simpson, S. (2014). An observational study of adults with Down syndrome eating independently. Dysphagia, 29(1), 52-60. Smith, C. H., Jebson, E. M., & Hanson, B. (2014). Thickened fluids: Investigation of users' experiences and perceptions. Clinical Nutrition, 33(1), 171-174. Smith C.H., Boland B., Daureeawoo Y., Donaldson E., Small K., Tuomainen J. (2013) The effect of aging on stimulated salivary flow in adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61, 805-808. Govender, R., Breeson, L., Tuomainen, J., Smith, CH. (2013) Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation after Head and Neck Cancer: Are we hearing the patient’s voice? Our experience with ten patients. Clinical Otolaryngology, 38, 433-437.
Tudor, H., Davis, S., Brewin, C., & Howell, P. (2013). Recurrent involuntary imagery in people who stutter and people who do not stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38, 247-29. Smith, M. & Howell, P. (2013). Stuttering patterns in Japanese and English preschool-aged and school-aged children. Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 17, 1-7. Jani, L., Huckvale, M., & Howell, P. (2013). Procedures used for assessment of stuttering frequency and stuttering duration. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 27, 853–861. Cook, S. P., Donlan, C., & Howell, P. (2013). Stuttering severity, psychosocial impact and language abilities in relation to treatment outcome in stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38, 124-133. Boyd, A., Dworzynski, K. & Howell, P. (2011). Pharmacological agents for developmental stuttering in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 31, 740-744. Cook, S., Rieger, M., Donlan, C., & Howell, P. (2011). Testing orofacial abilities of children who stutter: The movement, articulation, mandibular and sensory (MAMS) assessment procedure. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37, 27-40.
- Speech Comprehension
Newton, C. & Ridgway, S. (2016). Novel accent perception in typically-developing school-aged children. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 32(1), 111-123.
McGettigan, C., Faulkner, A., Altarelli, I., Obleser, J., Baverstock, H., Scott, S. K. (2012). Speech comprehension aided by multiple modalities: Behavioural and neural interactions. Neuropsychologia, 50(5) 762-776.