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Gilson Capilouto, Ph.D.,

CCC-SLP, ATP

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Research,
College of Health Sciences, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

Scholarly Interest

Dr. Capilouto has developed two primary lines of research. The first line involves investigating the impact of cognitive changes in healthy aging on discourse processing across the lifespan. The second focuses on her clinical interest in infant and pediatric feeding. Dr. Capilouto is currently Co PI on an NIH grant to create a database of cognitive and discourse data. Data are derived from the NIH funded project “Discourse Processing in Healthy Aging”.

Educational Focus

Dr. Capilouto teaches one undergraduate course in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Language Development Across the Life Span. She provides guest lectures in the Pediatric Dysphagia course as well as courses outside CHS including the University’s Human Development Institute, College of Education, College of Dentistry and the University’s Interprofessional Education program and Advanced Language Disorders. Dr. Capilouto teaches in the Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral program as well and is available to supervise Research Apprenticeships and Independent Studies as requested.

Clinical Work

Dr. Capilouto continues active clinical work. In addition to assisting students in the Division’s speech and hearing clinic, she is part of a multidisciplinary clinic team, serving children with a history of prematurity or complications at birth. She also provides direct services in the UK Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Selected peer-reviewed presentations include:

  • Maddy, K. M. Capilouto, G.J., & McComas, K.L. (2012). The efficacy of semantic feature analysis for the treatment of aphasia: A systematic review. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Capilouto, G.J. & Wright, H.H. (2012). Lifespan investigation of the influence of cognitive processes on linguistic processes elicited from picture descriptions. Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Wright H.H. & Capilouto, G.J. (2012). Considering cognition, age, and discourse task on global coherence ability. Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Wright, H.H., Fergadiotis, G., Stoltzfus, M. & Capilouto, G.J. (2012). Cohesion and local coherence in narrative across the lifespan. Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Toronto, CA.
  •  Maddy, K.M. & Capilouto, G.J. (November 2012). Macrolinguistic processes of discourse production of individuals with neurological injury. Poster Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Capilouto, G.J., Cunningham, T., Challa, H., Dupont-Versteegden, E., Desai, N. and Butterfield, T. (Accepted, WD due to IP). Pilot investigation of infant tongue muscle mass and force. Platform Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Capilouto, G.J. & Wright. H.H. (2011). Cognition and syntactic complexity in adults with and without aphasia. Platform Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  •  Topbas, O. & Capilouto, G.J. (2011). AAC service delivery in rural communities for persons with ALS. Poster Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Wright, H.H., Fergadiotis, G.,Capilouto, G.J. (November, 2010). Exploring the validity of the Pyramids and Palm Trees. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  •  Koutsoftas, A., Carter, L., Libow, D., Wright, H.H., Capilouto, G.J. (November, 2010). Discourse coherence in adults with aphasia. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reynolds, E.W., Grider, D., Robinson, T., Vijaygopal, P., Capilouto, G., Patwardhan, A.R., & Charnigo, R.(2010). Altered phase of respiration with swallow in healthy premies and infants with BPD. Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans LA
  • Reynolds EW, Grider D, Robinson T, Caldwell R, Capilouto G, Patwardhan AR, Charnigo R. (2010). Swallow-breath interaction in low-risk premies and infants with BPD. Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA.
  •  Capilouto, G.J., Fisher, M. I., Granger, D., Isaacs, K. & Joyner, K. (2009). Nursing perspectives of readiness to bottle feed in preterm infants [Technical Platform]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans. LA.
  • Reynolds, E.W., Grider, D., Robinson, T., Vijaygopal, P., Capilouto, G., Patwardhan, A.R., & Charnigo, R.(2009). Swallow-Breath interaction during nonnutritive suck among low-risk preterm infants and infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans LA

Recent selected publications include:

  • Capilouto, G.J., Frederick, E. & Challa, H. (2012). Measurement of infant tongue thickness using ultrasound: A technical note. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 40 (6), 364-367.
  • Wills, C., Capilouto, G.J. & Wright, H.H. (2012). Attention and off-topic speech in the recounts of middle-aged and elderly adults: A pilot investigation. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders,39, 105-113.
  • Wright, H.H. & Capilouto, G.J. (2012). Considering a multi-level approach to understanding maintenance of global coherence in adults with aphasia. Aphasiology, 25 (5), 656-672.
  • Wright, H.H., Capilouto, G.J., Koutsoftas, A. (accepted) Evaluating measures of global coherence ability in stories in adults. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.
  • Fergadiotis, G., Wright, H.H. & Capilouto, G.J. (2011). Productive vocabulary across discourse types. Aphasiology,24 (10),1261-1278.
  •  Wright, H.H., Capilouto, G.J., Srinivasan, C. & Fergadiotis, G. (2011). Story processing ability in cognitively healthy younger and older adults. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 54 (3), 900-917.
  •  Reynolds, E., Grider, D., Caldwell, R., Capilouto, G., Vijaygopal, B., Patwardham, A. & Charnigo, R. (2010). Swallow-Breath interaction during nonnutritive suck among low birthweight infants. American Journal of Perinatology, 27(10), 831-840.
  • Capilouto, G.J. & Wright, H.H. (2009). Scripting information components to improve narrative discourse performance. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 17(2), 99-110.
  • Wright, H.H. & Capilouto, G.J. (2009). Manipulating task instructions to change narrative discourse performance. Aphasiology, 23(10), 1295-1308.
  • Christensen, S., Wright, H.H., Ross, K., Katz, R. & Capilouto, G. (2009). What makes a good story? The na´ve rater’s perception. Aphasiology. 23 (7-8), 898-913.
  • Capilouto, G.J., Desai, N., Winner, R., Caldwell, R. & Bada, H., (2008). Orotracheal intubation in the NICU and expressive language outcomes at 24 – 30 months. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 16 (3), 157-164.

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Gilson Capilouto, Ph.D.

Gilson Capilouto, Ph.D.,
CCC-SLP, ATP

Director of Undergraduate Research, College of Health Sciences & Associate Professor
Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders
gjcapi2@uky.edu

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