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Master of Speech-Language Pathology

Elisa Huff

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Program Director

Speech-Language Pathology
Professor

Center for Communication and Social Development
1310 W. Pleasant St.
Davenport, IA 52804

Mailing Address:
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

563-333-3922
HuffElisaG@sau.edu

Why did you decide to study speech-language pathology?

I decided to study speech-language pathology because I believe that all persons have an inherent right and need to communicate - in any way that they are able. Communication is how we connect to other people. Speech-language pathologists address the communication disorder an individual has, as well as the education and training of persons in that individual's life. Communication is not an act that occurs in isolation

 

Elisa Huff, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Huff teaches a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including the MSLP Program's capstone courses. Her clinical practice focuses on fluency disorders, literacy, acquired disorders of speech, language and cognition, speech production disorders in children and voice and communication training for transgender adults.

Dr. Huff's primary research interests are twofold. One area of research interest is single subject case designs assessing impact of speech-language pathology services on persons' perceived quality of life. The second area of research interest is assessing preparedness of undergraduate students to enter graduate speech-language pathology programs and assessing graduate student outcomes.

Dr. Huff is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and several ASHA Special Interest Groups: Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Issues in Higher Education, Administration and Supervision and Gerontology. Dr. Huff is also a member of the International Fluency Association (IFA).

Education and Training

PhD, The University of Iowa
Acquired Disorders of Speech and Language

MS, University of Minnesota, St. Cloud
Speech-Language Pathology

BS, University of Minnesota, Mankato
Speech-Language Pathology

Courses Taught

Phonetics
Speech and Hearing Science
Introduction to Communication Disorders
Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Introduction to Gerontology
Advanced Communication Science
Fluency Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Disorders
Research Design
Motor Speech Disorders
Acquired Disorders of Language and Cognition
Diagnostics
Professional Issues
Clinical Reasoning I and II
Voice Disorders

Recent Publications

Huff, E., Bailinson, C., & Recine, R. (2017, November). Acquired student knowledge following an interprofessional case study event. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Huff, E., Jesenovec, H., & Valvick, G. (2017, November). Alumni perception of personal readiness for speech-language pathology internship. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Huff, E. & Fenske, A (2017, November). What's important to incorporate into one's application when re-applying to speech-language pathology graduate programs. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Huff, E., Pollack, S., & Kohrt, E. (2015, November). The effect of a graduate speech-language pathology program on preferred work setting. Poster session presented at the annual Iowa Speech-Language and Hearing Convention, West Des Moines, IA.

Huff, E. & Johannson, K. (2015, February). Computer-assisted treatment: Improving attention to aid in word retrieval in an individual with mild anomic aphasia. Poster session presented at the annual Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association State Conference, Rosemont, Illinois.

Huff, Lev, Waters, English, Johannson, Asaulenko, Siuchinski (2014, November). Five case studies: The additive effects of LumosityTM on therapy outcomes. Poster session presented at the annual Iowa Speech-Language and Hearing Convention, Iowa City, Iowa.

Huff, E., McMeen, M., Brannen, K., Flynn, K. & Garland, N. (2013, November). Effects of undergraduate major and institution on preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Huff, E. & Melzer, K. (2013, November). Generalization of fluent speech: A case study of an individual with Down Syndrome. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Huff, E. & Ferguson, B. (2013, November). Efficacy of the Compton P-ESL Program. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Huff, E., Tolley, L., Fuller, C., & Tregloan, M. (2013, November). Analyzing criteria of graduate admission applications in speech-language pathology. Poster session presented at the annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.