Ph. D., University of Colorado (1992)
Communications Systems For Individuals With Severe Disability
Motor Speech Disorders
Oral Motor Function Of The Developmentally Delayed Child
Speech Disorders In Children
Cerebral palsy, speech motor control, oral-motor functioning, feeding disorders of children with neuromotor disorders.
Cerebral palsy, oral-motor functioning, motor speech control, feeding disorders of young children with neuromotor disabilities, AAC.
Faculty Development Award (with Dr. Kowalski), Adelphi University, 2007-2008. To study the influence of balance on speech control.
Schuster Faculty Development Award,
Lehman College, 2004-2005.
Research Foundation of the City University of New York, $2573 (2002-03).
Recipient of PSC-CUNY Research Award to study the use of the Cyberlink Control System to facilitate functional communication in children with cerebral palsy.
Clayman Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, $5,000 (Awarded 10/01).
Provided for purchase of Cyberlink, a mental interface input device providing computer control by reading forehead voltages of brain waves, minute facial muscles, and eye movements. Research is being conducted with cerebral palsy children, age 3-6, who are being taught to use the equipment.
Redstone, F. & Kowalshi, E. (2011), The effect of balance on speech production. Perceptual and Motor Skills.
Redstone, F. (2007), Neurodevelopmental Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology: Theory, Practice, and Research. Communicative Disorders Review, 1, 119-131.
Redstone, F. (2009, June). “Oral-Motor Control for Feeding”. White Plains, NY.
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Redstone, Fran (2011). “Positioning for feeding for children with cerebral palsy.” One hour presentation. In European Seating Symposium. Dublin, Ireland.
Redstone, Fran (2010). “Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) to Enhance Speech/Language/Feeding Goals in the Preschool or Kindergarten Classroom." Accepted but not presented. In HICED. Hawaii.
Redstone, F. & Stern, A. (2009). “The Influence of Balance on Speech Production”. In New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention. Saratoga Springs, NY.
Redstone, F. (2009). “Neurodevelopmental Treatment for the SLP: Theory, Practice, and Research,” 2-hour seminar. In New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention. Saratoga Springs, NY.
Redstone, F. (2007). “Seating Position and Utterance length of Preschoolers with Cerebral Palsy”. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention. Boston, MA.
Redstone, F. (2007). “Neurodevelopmental Treatment for the SLP: Theory, Practice, and Research,” 2-hour seminar. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention. Boston, MA.
Redstone, F. (2007). “Use of the Cyberlink Control System for Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy”. In New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) Annual Convention. Buffalo, NY.
Redstone, F. & Pardo (2005). “Speech and Language Development Following Right Hemispherectomy,”. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention. San Diego, CA.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Redstone, F. (2005). Seating position and length of utterance of preschoolers with cerebral palsy. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, 961-962.
Halberstam, B. & Redstone, F. (2005). The predictive value of admissions materials on objective and subjective measures of graduate school performance in speech-language pathology. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 27, 261-272.
Redstone, F. (2004). The effects of seating position on the respiratory patterns of preschoolers with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 27, 283-288.
Redstone, F. & West, J. (2004). Postural control for feeding. Pediatric Nursing, 30, 97-100.
Redstone, F. & West, J. (2004). Teaching Clinical Flexibility with an Audio Self- assessment. Innovative Professor, 7,18-20.
West, J. & Redstone, F. (2004). Alignment during feeding and swallowing: Does it matter? A review. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 349-358.
West, J. & Redstone, F. (2004). The importance of alignment for feeding. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation,30, 130-133.
West, J. & Redstone, F. (2004). The Clinical Quandary: A Method for Sharing Insights. Innovative Professor, 7, 16-18.
Redstone, F. (1991). Respiratory components of communication. In M.B. Langley and L.J. Lombardino (Eds.), Neurodevelopmental Strategies for Managing Communication Disorders in Children with Severe Motor Dysfunction. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
“Postural Control for Feeding.” a joint presentation at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Albany, NY, April, 2004.
"Feeding and Dietary Modifications for Children and Adults with Neurogenic Disorders," a three-hour joint presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention, New Orleans, LA, November, 2001.
“Neurodevelopmental Treatment and Speech Therapy,” Professional presentation to faculty & Extern Supervisors, 2000-01.
“NDT in the Classroom.” Sole presenter of a 90-minute presentation at the annual national convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), San Francisco, CA, November 1999.
“The Effects of Seating Position on the Respiration of Cerebral Palsy Preschoolers,” Poster, ASHA National Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 1999.
Honors and Accomplishments
Fellow of the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 2006
Emeritus Instructor of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, 2005
Reviewer for the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association. Review grant proposals and article annotations.
Member Research task Force of Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association