Congratulations, 2017 CD Student Researchers!

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:56


CD students were busy in 2017 conducting research and sharing their work at local, state, and even international conferences! 

Daniel Pearlstone (M.S. class of 2017) was the winner of the SFSU Student Research Competition in the area of Behavioral and Social Sciences! His Master's thesis is titled The Effect of Guided Participation on the Social Communication Performance of Children on the Autism Spectrum in an Inclusive Sports Program. Daniel will be representing SFSU to compete at the CSU level on April 28-29. Daniel also presented his study at the 2017 California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) Convention Student Research Symposium. His research poster will also be shown at the 2017 International Conference of Speech Therapy hosted by the Polish Speech Society in Chorzów, Poland. Congratulations to Daniel for these amazing accomplishments! 

Congratulations also to the many other CD students also presented their excellent work at CSHA Convention this year, including:

  • Co-presenting with Dr. Teresa Gray were: Desiree Sasunian, Pia Etchegoin, Kathryn Tidaback, and Kareem Darwiche - Bilingual Aphasia: Exploring the Relationship Between Language Control and Lexical Access
  • Co-presenting with Drs. Patti Solomon-Rice & Gloria Soto were: Lauren De Smidt, Cristina Nuño, Jasmine Lee, Andrea Livinghouse, Corrine Miller, and Shannon Peterka
  • Roderick (Ricky) de Leon - The Longitudinal Progression of Communication Skills of Individuals with Sanfilippo Syndrome Type B

In addition, Susanna Ketron is also conducting a Master's thesis titled, Preparation and Confidence of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Specialty Area of Voice: A Survey Study.

Pictured above: Daniel Pearlstone at the 2017 SFSU Research Showcase


Pictured above: Dr. Teresa Gray (right) and Desiree Sasunian (left) at the 2017 CSHA Convention


Pictured above: Dr. Patti Solomon-Rice (right), Cristina Nuño (center), and Lauren De Smidt (left) at the 2017 CSHA Convention


Pictured above: Roderick de Leon presenting at the 2017 CSHA Student Research Symposium