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Constance Qualls

Chair and Professor
(716) 878-4412
Campus Addess: Ketchum Hall 208

Ph.D., University of Memphis, TN, 1998
CCC-SLP

Focus
Academic

Research Interests
I conduct research on aspects of language and cognition across the life span and in persons with neurologic communication disorders. Areas of research: life span research on figurative language and its relation to literacy development, efficacy of strategy intervention for older adults, working memory in aphasia, cognitive-linguistic aging, and multicultural and professional issues. I direct undergraduate and graduate research projects and serve on doctoral committees. My research, teaching, and service activities exemplify my commitment to fully understand the impact of culture for persons with speech, language, and communication disorders.

Recent Publications

Qualls, C. D. (2012). Multicultural and international research on communication disorders: past, present, and future. In D. E. Battle’s (Ed.) Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations, 4th ed., Elsevier, pp. 296-310.

Qualls, C. D. (2012). Neurogenic disorders of speech, language, cognition-communication, and swallowing. In D. E. Battle’s (Ed.) Communication disorders in multicultural and international Populations, 4th ed., Elsevier, pp. 148-163.

Green, S. L., & Qualls, C. D. (2010). Educating children with speech and language disorders. In Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, & Barry McGraw, (Editors), International Encyclopedia of Education, volume 2, pp. 654-660. Oxford: Elsevier.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Kreiger, J., O’Connor, S., & Qualls, C. D. (2009). Double jeopardy for children who stutter: Race and coexisting disorders. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 131-141.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Maloney, K., Meyer, C., & Qualls, C. D. (2007). Anxiety levels in adolescents who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40(6), 452-469.

Qualls, C. D. (2007). Speech, language, and neuropsychological assessment: Implications for African Americans. In B. P. Uzzell, M. Ponton, & A. Ardila’s International handbook of cross-cultural neuropsychology.

Qualls, C. D. (Ed.). (2005). CEU Introduction: What’s new in dementia research? Perspectives on Gerontology, ASHA Special Interest Division 15, 10(2), 2.

Goldfein, S., & Qualls, C. D. (2005). Lewy body dementia. Perspectives on Gerontology, ASHA Special Interest Division 15, 10(2), 7-10.

Qualls, C. D. (2005). Neurobiology of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease: A tutorial. Perspectives on Gerontology, ASHA Special Interest Division 15, 10(1), 2-7.

Qualls, C. D., & Muñoz, M. L. (2005). Race-ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and cognitive-communicative functioning in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders: Clinical implications and research directions. ECHO: E-Journal for Black and Other Ethnic Group Research and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1, 30-39.

Muñoz, M. L., & Qualls, C. D. (2005). Consideration of the monolingual-bilingual continuum in research and clinical practice in neurogenic communication disorders. ECHO: E-Journal for Black and Other Ethnic Group Research and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1, 20-29.

Recent Presentations
Qualls, C. D. (2011, April). Genetics and syndromes. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Indianapolis IN.

Qualls, C. D. (2011, April). Neurological disorders. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Indianapolis IN.

Qualls, C. D. (2011, April). Professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology: Ethical practices, laws, and standards. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Indianapolis IN.

Qualls, C. D. (2011, April). Disorders of voice and resonance. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Indianapolis IN.

Qualls, C. D. (2010, April). Professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology: Ethical practices, laws, and standards. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Tampa FL.

Qualls, C. D. (2010, February). Bench to bed: Evidence based assessment and treatment of aphasia. Invited speaker, presented at the 40th Annual Mid South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis TN.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, October). Evidence based practice and audiology: Let’s get tuned in. Invited ASHA-sponsored institute at annual Convention of the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper WY.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, July). Recruiting participants to clinical practice research. Invited faculty presenter for the 1st Annual Clinical Practice Research Institute, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville MD.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, April). Professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology: Ethical practices, laws, and standards. Invited faculty presenter for the Praxis Review Course, National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, Atlanta GA.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, April). Charting the future and changing our world: The state of science and research in communication sciences and disorders. Invited ASHA-sponsored keynote speaker, annual Convention of the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Minneapolis MN.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, March). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Panel: Assessment and intervention of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Invited panelist, annual Convention of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Columbus OH.

Qualls, C. D. (2009, March). Culturally competent management of neurogenic language disorders within the context of evidence based practice. Invited short course speaker, annual Convention of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Columbus OH.

Dr. Quall's Vita (pdf 405KB)

Courses Taught
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Multicultural Issues in Communication and Communication Disorders
Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Neuroscience of Communication and Communication Disorders
Prevention of Vocal Abuse, Misuse, and Disorders
Seminar on Language and Cognition in Aging
Independent Study – undergraduate students
Undergraduate honors theses
Master’s research projects/theses

 

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