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Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology

Fisher Hall 410
Phone: 412.396.4219

Education:

Ph.D., Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Western Michigan University, 2005
B.Ed., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Miami University of Ohio, 2003
Bio

Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Duquesne University. She teaches courses on aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her current research interests include semantic interventions to improve word retrieval of people with aphasia as well as development of appropriate AAC strategies for people with aphasia and traumatic brain injury.

Courses

Aphasia

Neurocognitive Disorders

Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Lab

Capstone in Evidence-Based Practice

Publications

Wallace, S.E., Dietz, A., & Weissling, K. (in press). A framework for understanding the role of AAC in aphasia rehabilitation. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology.

Wallace, S.E., & Hux, K. (in press). Effect of two layouts on high technology AAC navigation and content location by people with aphasia. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Mason-Baughman, M., & Wallace, S.E. (in press). The role of importance and distinctiveness of semantic features in people with aphasia: A replication study. Communication Disorders Quarterly.

Brice, A., Wallace, S.E., & Brice, R. (in press). Alzheimer's dementia from a bilingual/bicultural perspective: A case study. Communication Disorders Quarterly.

Wallace, S.E., & Kimelman, M. (2013). Generalization of word retrieval following semantic feature treatment. Neurorehabilitation, 23, 899-913.

Mason-Baughman, M. & Wallace, S.E. (2013). The role of commonality, distinctiveness, and importance of semantic features in persons with aphasia. Brain Injury, 27, 399-407.

Plummer, P., Eskes, G., Wallace, S., Guiffrida, C., Fraas, M., Campbell, G., & Skidmore, E. (2013). Cognitive-motor interference during functional mobility after stroke: State of the science and implications for research and clinical practice. Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation, 94, 2565-2574.

Mason-Baughman, M., & Wallace, S.E. (2013). Semantic feature knowledge in persons with aphasia: The role of commonality, distinctiveness, and importance. Aphasiology, 27, 30-40.

Wallace, S.E. & Purdy, M. (2013, September). More than words. The ASHA Leader.

Wallace, S.E., *Graham, C., & *Saraceno, A. (2013). Older adults' use of technology. Perspectives on Gerontology, 18, 50-59.
Wallace, S.E., & Mason-Baughman, M. B. (2012). Relationship between distinctive feature knowledge and word retrieval abilities in people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 26, 1278-1297.

Wallace, S.E., Dietz, A., Hux, K., & Weissling, K. (2012). Augmented input: The effect of visuographic supports on the auditory comprehension of people with chronic aphasia. Aphasiology, 26, 162-176.

Thiessen, A., Horn, C., Beukelman, D., & Wallace, S. (2011). Learning motivations of adults involved in AAC intervention. Perspectives in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 20, 69-74

Wallace, S., Hux, K., & Beukelman, D. (2010). Navigation of a dynamic screen AAC interface by people with severe traumatic brain injury. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 26, 255-266.

Hux, K., Buechter, M., Wallace, S., & Weissling, K. (2010). Using visual scene displays to create a shared communication space for a person with aphasia. Aphasiology, 24, 643-660.

Wallace, S. (2010). AAC use by people with TBI: Effects of cognitive impairments. Perspectives in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19, 79-86.

Hux, K., Wallace, S., Evans, K., & Snell, J. (2008). Performing "cookie theft" content analyses to delineate cognitive-communication impairments. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 83-102.

Wallace, S., Evans, K., Arnold, T., & Hux, K. (2007). Functional brain injury rehabilitation: Survivor experiences reported by families and professionals. Brain Injury, 21, 1371-1384.

Beukelman, D. & Wallace, S. (2007). Preparing pre-professional students in evidence influenced intervention decision-making. Perspectives in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 16, 20-23.

Avent, J., Glista, S., Wallace, S., Jackson, J., Nishioka, J., & Yip, W. (2005). Family information needs about aphasia. Aphasiology, 19, 365-375.

Presentations

Fraas, M., Wallace, S., Plummer, P., Eskes, G., & Skidmore, E. (2013; November). Cognitive-motor dual-task training following stroke. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Brown, J., Knollman-Porter, K., Hux, K., Wallace, S., *McCune, D., & *Riley, L. (2013; November). Auditory comprehension of main, background, & inferential information depicted in contextually rich images. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL.

*Tyler, E., Wallace, S., & Coelho, C. (2013; November). Use of an iPad with TouchChat to facilitate conversation for an individual with severe aphasia. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Koul, R., Dietz, A., Corwin, M., & Wallace, S. (2013; November). AAC & aphasia: Interface design & social validation. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL.

*Rebstock, A., *Boran, M. *Cohen, J., *Deiulliis, M., *McGowan, C., *King, D., *Kozar, S., *Million, E., *Atton, E., *Walsh, G., Staltari, C., & Wallace, S. (2013). Aphasia workshop for physical and occupational therapy students. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL

Wallace, S., Turocy, P., & DiBartola, L. (2013; November). Interprofessional education workshop in stroke rehabilitation. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual National Convention, Chicago, IL. (Recipient of the Meritorious Poster Submission Award).

DeIuliis, L., Dibartola, L., Wallace, S., & Turocy, P. (2013; November). We are all in this together! An interprofessional education collaboration. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, L., Wallace, S.E., & Turocy, P. (2013). We are all in this together! An interprofessional education collaborative. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Orland, FL.

Wallace, S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, L., Astle, J., Cousino, S., Morgan, A., O'Neil, Simko, L., & Weideman, Y. (2013). Learning outcomes from an 8-discipline interprofessional education program. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Orland, FL.

Wallace, S. & Purdy, M. (2013; May). The feasibility of a multimodal communication treatment for aphasia during inpatient rehabilitation. Paper presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tucson, AZ.

*Carr, S. & Wallace, S. (2013; May). Effects of semantic + multimodal communication program for switching behavior in severe aphasia. Paper presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Wallace, S. (2013). Aphasia rehabilitation update: Restoration and compensation. Invited one-day workshop at the 39th Annual Clarion University NSSLHA Seminar, Clarion, PA.

Wallace, S. (2012). Aphasia rehabilitation update. Paper presented as part of the Innovations in Stroke Rehabilitation Preconference Workshop at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Dibartola, L., Morgan, A., & Wallace, S. (2012; October). An interprofessional grand rounds seminar: A pilot educational initiative. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Wallace, S., Weissling, K., & Dietz, A. (2012). A framework for understanding the role of AAC in aphasia rehabilitation. Paper presented at the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication biannual conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wallace, S. & Staltari, C. (2012). Group therapy for aphasia. Workshop presented at the Speaking Out: Regional Aphasia Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wallace, S., & Jinks, A. (2012). Augmentative communication during rehabilitation: Supporting people with aphasia. Three hour workshop presented at Clinical Connections at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wallace, S. (2012). From gestures to smart phones: Serving the needs of people with aphasia with AAC. Mini-seminar presentation at the Ohio Speech-Language and Hearing Association annual convention, Columbus, OH.

* Student supervised by Dr. Wallace

Organizations and Affliliations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SIG2 - Coordinating Committee Member

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SIG12

American Congress of Rehabilitation Stroke Special Interest Group

Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences

Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication