Nicole Etter, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

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Assistant Professor

Contact Information

404C Ford Building
University Park PA 16802

814-863-2021

(fax) 814-865-8133

nme2@psu.edu

csd.hhdev.psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2014

Research Interests

Research Interests

My primary area of interest is related to orofacial somatosensation and low-level force assessments in healthy young and aging groups, as well as adult neurologically impaired populations. The aim of this line of inquiry is to describe the relationship between sensation and movement in the orofacial region, how this relationship may change as a feature of healthy aging or a neurologic disorder. A long term goal of this research is to improve assessment and treatments for individuals with (sensori) motor speech disorders as a result of neurologic injury.

Additional areas of interest include:
 

  • Applications of Engagement Theory in the neurorehabilitation setting to increase client/clinician report, attention and motivation in therapists, patients and families and to explore how principles of Engagement Theory could be used to increase neuroplastic changes
  • Using qualitative methodologies to develop a valid and reliable quality of life index for older adults with voice disorders.

Selected Publications

Etter, N. M., Dressler, E. V., & Andreatta, R. D. (2016). The relationship between labial vibrotactile detection and pure-tone hearing thresholds in healthy, ageing adults. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 89-96.

Etter, N. M., Van Meter, E. M., & Andreatta, R. D. (2014). Labial Vibrotactile Somatosensory Perception: A Pilot Study In Healthy Aging Versus Young Adult Participants 1, 2. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 118(2), 622-635.

Etter, N. M., Stemple, J. C., & Howell, D. M. (2013). Defining the lived experience of older adults with voice disorders. Journal of Voice, 27(1), 61-67.

Danzl, M. M., Etter, N. M., Andreatta, R. D., & Kitzman, P. H. (2012). Facilitating neurorehabilitation through principles of engagement. Journal of allied health, 41(1), 35-41.

Danzl, M. M., Etter, N. M., Andreatta, R. D., & Kitzman, P. H. (2012). Facilitating neurorehabilitation through principles of engagement. Journal of allied health, 41(1), 35-41.

Etter, N. M. (2010). What Have We Learned From Physiological Approaches to Characterizing Dysarthria and Other Speech Production Disorders?. SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, 20(2), 37-46.

Courses Taught

CSD 545 Neuromotor Disorders of Speech

CSD 548 Dysphagia