Clinical Issues


(2015) Translating Evidence-Based Practice into Everyday Therapy Activities: A Survey of Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Students by Jamie Boster, B.S., John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

bullet A national survey of first and second year graduate speech-language pathology students was conducted to examine students’ awareness and use of social media and online resources for daily therapy activities. Novel interfaces were developed to explore possible integrations between current literature and online sources.
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Do it! : A Strategy for Solving Problems

bullet The Problem Solving Instructional Program was created during my time at Penn State University by Dr. Janice Light and myself for young adults using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Its purpose was to give these individuals a protocol for solving problems. The DO IT! problem solving strategy is taught during 7 unique, online lessons.


(2016) A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: An AAC Intervention to Increase Participation for Children by Jamie Boster, M.A. and John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Please also view my work with Dr. Elizabeth Oommen:


 Oommen, E. R., & McCarthy, J. W. (2015). Simultaneous Natural Speech and AAC Interventions for Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Lessons from a Speech-Language Pathologist Focus Group. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31(1), 63-76. doi:10.3109/07434618.2014.1001520

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Oommen, E. R., & McCarthy, J. W. (2014). Natural speech and AAC intervention in childhood
motor speech disorders: Not an either/or Situation. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23, 117-123. doi:10.1044/aac23.3.117

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Oommen, E. R., & McCarthy, J. W. (2013, November 14th). How can I target AAC and natural
speech in childhood apraxia or dysarthria therapy? Seminar session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

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Oommen, E. R., & McCarthy, J. W. (2012, August 2). Focus groups on natural Speech, AAC interventions in children with dysarthria and apraxia of speech. Paper session presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Pittsburgh, PA.

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