Elizabeth Oommen


Education

  • BASLP (Bachelors in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology) - Manipal University (India), 2007
  • MA (Speech Language Pathology) – Ohio University, 2009
  • PhD (Speech-Language Science) – Ohio University, 2013

Academic interests

  • Quantifying normal swallowing function and dysphagia using objective tools such as sEMG, manometry, temporal and biomechanical measurements of oropharyngeal swallowing, etc.
  • Examining the contributions of oropharyngeal musculature in swallowing, and the effects of therapy exercises on oropharyngeal musculature and swallowing function
  • Using qualitative methodology to explore assessment and intervention practices in speech-language pathology, especially in the areas of motor speech disorders and dysphagia

Teaching focus

Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on swallowing and swallowing disorders, motor speech disorders, and voice disorders across the life span.

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Research and scholarship

Swallowing and swallowing disorders, motor speech disorders, natural speech and AAC interventions for children and adults with motor speech disorders

Publications

Oommen, E. R., Conn, M., Rotunno, M., & Bischer, C. (2015, November 13th). Effects of a Home-Based Lingual Strengthening Exercise in Healthy Older Adults. Poster session to be presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association at Denver, CO.

Oommen, E. R., & Kim, Y. (2014, November, 14th). Effects of age, gender, and maximum isometric lingual conditions on submental muscle activation in healthy adults.  Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

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.

Oommen, E. R., & Kim, Y. (2013, November, 15th). Effects of age, gender, and maximum isometric lingual conditions on lingual strength in healthy adults.  Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

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