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FLORENCE MYERS

PROFESSOR

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

HY WEINBERG CENTER
ROOM 127

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Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Penn State University (1976)
MS, Penn State University (1972)
BA, University of Maryland (1968)

Recent Courses

Diagnostic Procedures In Speech/Language Pathology
Fluency Disorders
Language Disorders In Children II

Personal Statement

1. to be mindful of link between theory, research and clinical applications
2. to appreciate the symbiotic relation between faculty and student during the learning process
3. to recognize the individuality of students and embrace diversity
4. to appreciate the synergistic relationship between various aspects of the communication system (e.g., interrelationship between fluency and language)

Teaching Specializations/Interests

fluency and disfluency
co-occurrence of speech/language disorders
the diagnostic process

Research Interests

fluency and rate; perceptual features of cluttering;differential diagnosis of stuttering and cluttering

Grants/Sponsored Research

President’s Faculty Development Award to conduct research on cluttering and related fluency disorders, January-December 2003.

President's Faculty Development Award to conduct research on cluttering and related disorders, January-December 2004.

Zlinkoff and Dolen Funds for Medical Research and Education, for partial support of Project Talk With Me. This project (under leadership of Dean Emerita Jacqueline Hott) aimed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the detection of neonatal hearing loss as well as therapeutic and counseling considerations for at-risk infants and their families, 1990-1995.

Adelphi University Faculty Grant to survey the state-of-the-art of speech pathology-audiology-hearing impairment in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, 1979.

Pacific Cultural Foundation Award to do cross-cultural psycholinguistics research on the language development of Chinese and American children, 1978.

SUNY Research Foundation Grant for research project “Children’s Comprehension of Stress Patterns in Speech,” 1977.

Pennsylvania Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults Research Grant for research on the relationship between autonomic nervous system functions and moments of fluency and disfluency in stutterers, 1976.

Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society of North America) Research Grant to study relationship between autonomic nervous system functions and stuttering, 1976.

Books

Bakker, K., Raphael, L. J., Myers, F. M. (Eds.) (2010). Proccedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering.

Wall, M., and Myers, F. (1995). Clinical Management of Childhood Stuttering. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Myers, F. L., and St. Louis, K. O. (Eds) (1992). Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective. San Diego, Ca: Singular.


Artistic/Creative Work

"Cluttering". First DVD produced on the fluency disorder of cluttering. Comissioned by the Stuttering Foundation of America. Provides insights on the nature of cluttering, its assessment and treatment. Features clients who speak about cluttering from their perspective. Memphis, Tennesee. November 2007.


Book Chapters

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Myers, F. L. (2011). Treatment of cluttering: A cognitive-behavioral approach. In D. Ward and K. Scaler Scott (Eds.). Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention and Education. (pp. 152-174). East Sussex, United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

Bakker, K., Myers, F. L., Raphael, L. J. & St. Louis, K. O. (2011). A preliminary comparison of speech rate, self-evaluation, and disfluency of people who speak exceptionally fast, clutter, or speak normally. In D. Ward and K. Scaler Scott (Eds.). Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention and Education. (pp. 45-66). East Sussex, United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

St. Louis, K. O., Myers, F. M., Bakker, K., & Raphael, L. J. (2007). Understanding and treating cluttering. In E. G. Conture & R. F. Curlee (Eds.). Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency. (pp. 297-325). New York, NY: Thieme.

St. Louis, K. O., Bakker, K., Myers, F. L., Raphael, L. J. (2004). Clinican and Research Perspectives on Cluttering. In Georgieva, D. (Eds.). Fluency Disorders: New Research Perspectives. (pp. 246-288). Sofia, Bulgaria: Grafis.

St. Louis, K. O., & Myers, F. L. (1997). Management of Cluttering and Related Fluency Disorders. In R. F. Curlee & G. M. Siegel (Eds.). Nature and Treatment of Stuttering: New Directions. (pp. 313-332). New York, NY: Allyn & Bacon.

Myers, F. L. (1992). Cluttering: A Synergistic Framework. In F. L. Myers & K. O. St. Louis (Eds.). Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective. (pp. 11-22). San Diego, CA: Singular.


Refereed Articles

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O. (2006), Disfluency and speaking rate in cluttering: Perceptual judgments versus counts. Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders, 1, 28-37.

St. Louis, K. O., Myers, F. L., Farragasso, K., Townsend, P.S., Gallaher, A. J. (2004), Perceptual aspects of cluttered speech. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 29(3), 213-235.

St. Louis, K. O., Raphael, L. J., Myers, F. L., Bakker, K. (2003), Cluttering updated. ASHA Leader, 8, 4-5 and 20-22.

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O. (1997), Perceptual judgments of the speech of clutterers. 2nd World Congress on Fluency Disorders Proceedings.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Myers, F. L. (2011, May). Cluttering: Its Nature and Treatment (keynote address to the International Stuttering Association). Buenos Aires.

Myers, F. L. (1969, December). Principles of intervention for children who stutter. Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2006.

Myers, F. L. (1969, December). Clinical management of cluttering. New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2006.


Conference Presentations/Papers

Myers, F. L. (2007). Clinical management of cluttering. In New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Saratoga Springs, NY.

Myers, F. L., Bakker, K., Raphael,L. J., St. Louis, K. O., Dycka, D., Lawson, S., Hencken, C. (2007). Self-awareness of communication behaviors in clutterers and nonclutterers. In ASHA. Miami Beach.

Myers, F. L. (2007). Primacy of self-awareness and the modulation of rate in the treatment of cluttering. In First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria.

Bakker, K., Lee, S. J., Myers, F. L., Raphael, L. J., St. Louis, K. O. (2007). Cluttering severity assessment: Talking time measurement during oral reading. In ASHA. Boston.

Raphael, L. J., Bakker, K., Myers, F., St. Louis, K. O. (2007). Syllable rates in meaningful tasks: persons who clutter versus controls. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Boston.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

St. Louis, K. O., Bakker, K., Myers, F. L., & Raphael, L. J. (2004). Clinical and research perspectives on cluttering. Invited chapter in Georgieva, D. (Ed.), Fluency Disorders: New Research Perspectives. Sofia, Bulgaria: Grafis. (pp 246-288)

St. Louis, K. O., Raphael, L. J., Myers, F. L., & Bakker, K. (2003). Cluttering updated. ASHA Leader, 8, 4-5 and 20-22.

St. Louis, K. O., Myers, F. L., Bakker, K., & Raphael, L. J. (in press). Clinical management of cluttering. NEUROLOGOPEDICS. Invited chapter in Checiek, M. (Ed.), Speech Therapy. Lubin, Poland: Orator.

St. Louis, K. O., & Myers, F. L. (1998). A synopsis of cluttering and its treatment. Invited paper presented at the International Stuttering Awareness Day On Line Conference. http://www.mankato.msus.edu/dept/comdis/isad/isadcon.ht....

St. Louis, K. O., & Myers, F. L. (1997). Management of cluttering and related fluency disorders. Invited chapter in R. F. Curlee and G. M. Siegel (Eds.). Nature and Treatment of Stuttering: New Directions. New York: Allyn & Bacon, Chapter 16, pp. 313-332.

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O. (1997). Perceptual judgments of the speech of clutterers. In E. C. Healey & H. F. M. Peters (Eds.). 2nd World Congress on Fluency Disorders Proceedings. International Fluency Association. Nijmegen, Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.

Myers, F. L. (1996). Cluttering: A matter of perspective. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21 (3-4), 175-185.

Myers, F. L. (1996). Annotations of research and clinical perspectives on cluttering since 1964. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21 (3-4), 187-199.

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O. (1996). Two youths who clutter, but is that the only similarity? Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21, 297-304.

St. Louis, K. O., Myers, F. L., Cassidy, L. J., Michael, A. J., Penrod, S. M., Litton, B. A., Olivera, J. L. R., & Brodsky, E. (1996). Efficacy of delayed auditory feedback for treating cluttering: Two case studies. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21 (3), 305-314.

St. Louis, K. O., & Myers, F. L. (1995). Clinical management of cluttering. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 26, 187-195.

Myers, F. L. (1995). Dysfluency and child language (invited chapter). In K. Grundy (Ed.), Linguistics in Clinical Practice. London: Whurr Publishers.

Wall, M., & Myers, F. L. (1995). Clinical Management of Stuttering (2nd ed). Austin: Pro-Ed.

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O., (Eds.) (1992). Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective. Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996.

Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O. (1992). Cluttering: Issues and controversies.
Chapter 1, pp. 11-22.

Myers, F. L. (1992). Cluttering: A synergistic framework. Chapter 5, pp. 71-84.

Myers, F. L., & and Bradley, C. L. (1992). Clinical management of cluttering from a synergistic framework. Chapter 6, pp. 85-106.

Myers, F. L. (1989). Language assessment in the United States. Invited chapter in Grundy, K. (Ed.), Linguistics in Clinical Practice. London: Taylor and Francis.

Myers, F. L. (1989). Dysfluency. Invited chapter in Grundy, K. (Ed.), Linguistics in Clinical Practice. London: Taylor and Francis.

Myers, F. L., & Wall, M. (1985). Language-based therapy for young child stutterers: rationale and techniques. ERIC (Council for Exceptional Children).

Wall, M., & Myers, F. L. (1984). Clinical Management of Childhood Stuttering. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed Publishers.

Myers, F. L., & Myers, R. W. (1983). Perception of stress contrasts in semantic and nonsemantic contexts by children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 12(3), 327-338.

Myers, F. L., & Wall, M. (1982). Toward an integrative approach to early childhood stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 7, 47-54.

Wall, M., & Myers, F. L. (1982). A review of linguistic factors associated with early childhood stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 15, 441-449.

Myers, F. L., Myers, R., & Abramoski, M. (1981). Strategies in processing new vs. old
information by children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 19, 571-579.

Myers, F. L., & Wall, M. (1981). Issues to consider in the differential diagnosis of normal childhood nonfluencies and stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 6, 189-195.

Myers, F. L. (1980). A perspective on the state-of-the-art of speech pathology and hearing impairment in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. Folia Phoniatrica, 32, 30.

Myers, F. L. (1980). Clinician’s needs in the practicum setting. Supervision, 4, (2).

Myers, F. L. (1978). Relationship between eight physiological variables and severity of stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 3, 181-191.

Myers, F. L. (1977). Children’s use of linguistic stress patterns to comprehend language. In Andrews, J., & Burns, M. (Eds.), Selected Papers: Remediation of Language Disorders

Honors and Accomplishments

Board Recognized Mentor in Fluency Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2001.

Fulbright Specialist Award, Hong Kong University, 2011.

Board Recognized Fluency Specialist, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2001.

Awarded Merit Award by the Provost (nominated by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences) for Scholarship, Teaching, and Leadership, Adelphi University, 1989.

Awarded Merit Award by SUNY at New Paltz, for Service, Teaching, Research and Continuing Growth, 1978.
Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honorary Society)

Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society of North America)

Rehabilitation Services Administration Trainee, Pennsylvania State University, 1971-72.

U. S. Office of Education Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, 1972-74.

Certificate of High Achievement, University of Maryland, 1968.

Professional Activities

Associate Editor (invited), Journal of Fluency Disorders, 1996-2000. (invited)

Executive Board, Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Editorial Consultant (invited), Journal of Fluency Disorders, 1991-1996. (invited)

Periodic review panels for paper submission to New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Licenses & Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA)

New York State License - Speech-Language Pathology