ASHA 2018: Many members and collaborators of the LATA lab attended and presented at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts!

Aine Mooney

Katie Perse

Claire Goecke presenting her project with Allison Bean, Lindsey Paden Cargill, and Samantha Lyle

Julia Zezinka presenting her thesis with Allison Bean, Amy Sonntag, and Carmen DiGiovine



Bethany Frick and Dr. Monique Mills

Katie Perse, Allison Bean, Ali Baker, Aine Mooney, and Jenna DeCarlo

Allison Bean, Amy Sonntag, Lindsay Paden Cargill, Whitney Williams, and Samantha Lyle 








Claire Goecke, Julia Zezinka, Nikki Thompson, Aine Mooney, and Jenna Decarlo volunteered at the It Takes Two AAC event. They organized and led a conversation station that encouraged participants to hold a conversation solely with an AAC device. The event was hosted by Kacie Ross, Amy Sonntag, Beth Frick, and the graduate clinicians in the Speech-Language Pathology Masters program for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month on October 14. The event was an open house with activities to simulate using AAC and practice partner assisted scanning for persons who use AAC, as well as increase awareness of the importance of AAC to the community.









Claire Goecke and Julia Zezinka have been selected to participate in ASHA’s PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY) program at the 2018 ASHA Convention. PROGENY is intended to recognize and encourage promising undergraduate researchers.








Bethany Frick was recently selected to be a NSSLHA Student State Officer for Vermont. In this role, Bethany will liaise with affiliated NSSLHA chapters at universities throughout the state to facilitate collaboration between chapters, inform them of national programs, and discuss issues that affect all students in the field. She will empower students to engage in NSSLHA’s national goals and encourage leaders to advocate for their field and the populations they will serve.




Carmen DiGiovine was selected for ASHA’s 2018 Non-CSD Travel Stipend for IPE/IPP Presentations at the ASHA Convention 2018. Carmen will be presenting “Taking an Interprofessional Education Approach to Assistive Technology Education” in November at the convention this year.




Michelle Kryc presented her thesis, The Impact of Individual Differences Across Two AAC Systems, at the annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum 2018!





Dr. Ellawadi and Dr. Eric Bielefeld spoke about the importance of time management and work-life balance at the Last Lecture event hosted by Mortar Board Senior Class Honor Society






Dr. Ellawadi spoke about the importance of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State during Parents and Family Weekend!







Congratulations to Ali Baker who came in second place at the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI)’s Fall 3-Minute Thesis competition!




Congratulations to Dr. Chris Ross on officially receiving her doctorate in Speech and Hearing Science on Sunday August 6th at the Summer Commencement Ceremony! We are so proud of all of the work you’ve done.





Congratulations to Dr. Allison Bean Ellawadi and Jenna DeCarlo on being selected for the Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association! The award allows the two to attend the Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention Advances in Autism Research: From Learning Mechanisms to Novel Interventions. 






We are also proud to announce that Dr. Allison Bean Ellawadi was presented with the 2017 Distinguished Denman Research Mentor Award by President Dr. Drake at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Dr. Ellawadi is truly deserving of this award and every assistant in the lab appreciates her willingness to go the extra mile. Congrats Dr. Ellawadi!



Members of the TACL Lab had a great time celebrating the end of the year at the bowling alley! Thank you to our wonderful seniors and best of luck in the future.





Dr. Allison Bean Ellawadi and Aine had a great time volunteering with the Special Olympics State Swim Meet at Ohio State!











Members of the TACL Lab spread the word about the work our lab is doing at the Columbus Autism Speaks Walk! They had a great time getting to know members of the Columbus community!





The lab celebrated another successful semester with some delicious food and good company! We are so excited to continue to work as a team in the coming semesters.






Celebrating the end of a productive semester.  The members of the TACL lab have been hard at work collecting data, coding, and developing new research projects.  All in all, it has been an incredibly productive semester thanks to everyone’s hard work.