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FRAN REDSTONE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph. D., University of Colorado (1992)

Recent Courses

Motor Speech Disorders
Oral Motor Function Of The Developmentally Delayed Child

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Cerebral palsy, speech motor control, oral-motor functioning, feeding disorders of children with neuromotor disorders.

Research Interests

Cerebral palsy, oral-motor functioning, motor speech control, feeding disorders of young children with neuromotor disabilities, AAC.

Grants/Sponsored Research

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.

Books


Refereed Articles

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.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Redstone, F. (2013, May). Feeding workshop: Typical development and intervention for children with cerebral palsy,. National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland.

Redstone, F. (2012, October). Diagnosis and treatment of those “hard to tame” oral-motor patterns. The Second NOMAS Symposium, NOMAS International,, New York, NY.

Redstone, F. (2009, June). “Oral-Motor Control for Feeding”. White Plains, NY.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Redstone, F. (2012). Evidence-based practice (EBP) and Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). ). In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). San Diego, CA.

Redstone, F. San Diego, CA. (2011). The effects of balance on speech motor control. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),. San Diego.

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.

Book Chapter
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.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

“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

Professional Activities

Reviewer for the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association. Review grant proposals and article annotations.

Member Research task Force of Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association