Robert C. Marshall


Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Marshall has been a speech-language pathologist for over 50 years. Currently, he is a Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR), and a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Aphasiology. Before coming to the University of Kentucky in 2001, he was a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Rhode Island (1996-2001), Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon (1969-1995), and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Oregon Health Sciences University (1981-1995).

Dr. Marshall is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and an elected member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Audiology-Speech Pathology Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received the Honors of the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences. He currently serves as the Regional Representative for the National Aphasia Association (NAA) for the State of Kentucky, and was the 2012 Honoree of the Year for the Kentucky-Indiana Stroke Association.

Scholarly Focus

Dr. Marshall has published more than 130 papers in refereed journals, 19 book chapters, and two books. He has made more than 200 presentations at international, national, regional, state, and local meetings. From 2008-2001 he was a research consultant for the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His research has been focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired neurogenic communication disorders (aphasia, motor speech disorders, traumatic brain injury, and psychogenic communication disorders). His funded research has examined (1) the role of self-correction in recovery from aphasia, (2) efficacy of aphasia treatment, (3) treatment of aphasic naming deficits, and (4) group treatment. More recently, Dr. Marshall’s efforts have centered on developing clinician-friendly assessment tools to meet the needs of practitioners in fast-paced medical environments. These include the Kentucky Aphasia Test (KAT), the Rapid Assessment of Problem Solving Test (RAPS), the Everyday Speech Production Assessment Measure (E-SPAM), and Calendar Comprehension Test (CCT). He has written the only single-author book on group treatment of aphasia, Introduction to Group Treatment for Aphasia: Design and Management, published by Butterworth in 1998.

Educational Focus

Dr. Marshall has taught undergraduate (Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Clinical Management I and II), graduate (Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Fluency Disorders), and doctoral level courses in CSD. He has directed several master’s theses and taught and mentored students in research and teaching apprenticeships in the Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Program. Dr. Marshall’s students have served as collaborators in many of his publications and presentations. Several of Dr. Marshall’s students and clinical fellows have gone on to complete Ph.D. degrees and become outstanding researchers in CSD. These include Kathryn M. Yorkston, Connie A. Tompkins, Cynthia K. Thompson, Donald B. Freed, Lee Ann C. Golper, Marie T. Rau, and Monica McHenry, all who have received the Honors of the American Speech-Language Association and/or been recognized as ASHA Fellows. In 2007, Dr. Marshall started a clinic for persons with aphasia -(the University of Kentucky Aphasia Program-UKAP) as part of the University Speech and Hearing Clinic. The UKAP provides services to more than 20 people with aphasia, and under Dr. Marshall’s direction, has been integrated into the aphasia course taught by Dr. Marshall in the summer. Dr. Marshall was also recognized for his innovative teaching with the Richard D. Kingston Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2012.

Publications while at the University of Kentucky

Watts. T. N., Marshall, R. C., Olson, A. D., & Kleinert, J. O. (In Press). A clinical measure for quantifying changes in everyday speech production for patients with motor speech disorders. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology.

Olsen, E., Freed, D. B., & Marshall, R. C. (2012). Generalization of personalized cueing to enhance word finding in natural settings. Aphasiology 26, 618-631.

Marshall, R. C. (2010) Aphasia Rehabilitation: A Social Approach, KYSHA Communicator, (pp. 3-4), Winter

Carter-Smith, J., Marshall, R. C., & Page, J. (2011). Perception of Autism: What does the Public Really Know? KYSHA Communicator (pp. 4-5), Spring

Marshall, R. C., Golper, L. A. C., Boysen, A. E., Katz, R. (2009). Contributions of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Clinical Aphasiology. Aphasiology, 23, 1079-1086.

Marshall, R. C. (2009). Special section guest editor. Contributions of the Department of Veterans Affairs to clinical aphasiology. Aphasiology, 23, 1079-1183.

Rider, J. D. Wright, H. H., Marshall, R. C., Page, J. L. (2008). Using semantic features analysis to improve contextual discourse in adults with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 161-172.

 Wright, H. H., Marshall, R. C., Wilson, K. B., Page, J. L. (2008). Using a written cueing hierarchy to improve verbal naming in aphasia. Aphasiology, 22, 522-536.

Marshall, R. C. (2008). The impact of intensity of aphasia therapy on recovery. Stroke, 39: Letters to Editor

Marshall, R. C., Karow, C. M. (2008). Update on a clinical test of problem solving. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 377-388

Marshall, R. C. (2008). Early management of Wernicke’s aphasia: A context-based approach. In R. Chapey (Ed.). Language intervention strategies in adult aphasia (5th Ed.),(pp. 507-529) Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

Marshall, R. C., Capilouto, G., McBride, J. (2007). Treatment of problem solving in Alzheimer’s disease: A short report. Aphasiology 21, 235-247.

Marshall, R. C., McGurk, S., Karow, C. M., & Kairy, T. J. (2007). Problem solving in subjects with and without diffuse neurologic involvement. Aphasiology, 21,750-762.

Marshall, R. C. , Wright, H. H. (2007). Developing a clinician-friendly aphasia test. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 16, 295-315.

Tompkins, C. A., Scharp, V. L., Marshall, R. C. (2006) Communicative value of self cues in aphasia: A Re-evaluation., Aphasiology, 20, 684-704...

Marshall, R. C., Freed, D. B. (2006). The personalized cueing method: From the laboratory to the clinic. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 1-9.

Marshall, R. C. (2006). A problem-focused group treatment program for clients with mild aphasia. In R. Elman (ed.) (pp. 95-110) Group treatment of neurogenic communication disorders: The expert clinician’s approach. (2nd. Ed.), New York: Plural

Marshall, R. C., McGurk, S., Karow, C. M., Kairy, T. J., & Flashman, L. (2006). Performance of subjects with and without severe mental illness on a clinical test of executive function. Schizophrenia Research. 84, 331-344.

Starch, S., Marshall, R. C., Cranfill, T., Karow, C. (2004). A program for following follow-up services to persons with mild traumatic brain injury.

Freed, D. B., Celery, K., & Marshall, R. C. (2004). A comparison of personalized and phonological cueing on the long-term naming accuracy by subjects with aphasia, Aphasiology. 674-686.

Marshall, R. C., Karow, C. M., Morelli, C., Iden, K., Dixon, J., Cranfill, T. (2004). Effects of interactive strategy modeling training on problem-solving by persons with traumatic brain injury, Aphasiology. 18, 659-673

Marshall, R. C., Davis, G. A., Horner, J., Linebaugh, C. W., McNeil, M. R., Simmons-Mackie, N., Wertz, R. T. (2004). Clinical Aphasiology Classics: An Introduction. Aphasiology, 18, 1039-1043.

Marshall, R. C., English L. E. (2004) Functional strategies for enhancing auditory comprehension for persons with aphasia for the neurological physical therapist. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 28, 38-43.

Marshall. R. C., Karow, C. M., Morelli, C. A., Iden, K., & Dixon, J. (2003). A clinical measure for The assessment of problem-solving in brain-injured individuals. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 333-348.

Marshall, R.C. (2003). Marshall Auditory Comprehension Training Program (MACTP). Lexicon Press: Missoula, MT.

Marshall, R. C. (2003). Psychogenic speech disturbances. In R. Kent (Ed.), MIT Encyclopedia Of Communication Disorders (pp. 186-188), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Marshall. R. C., Karow, C. M., Morelli, C. A., Iden, K., & Dixon, J. (2003). Problem-solving by traumatically brain injured and neurologically intact subjects on an adaptation of the Twenty Questions test. Brain Injury, 17, 589-608.

Marshall, R.C. & Karow, C. M. (2002). Post treatment examination of failed rate control intervention. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 3-16.

Marshall, R. C. (2002). Having the courage to be competent: Persons and families living with aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 35, 139-152.

Marshall, R. C., Karow, C. M., Freed, D. B., Babcock, P. (2002). Effects of personalized cue form on the learning of subordinate category names by aphasic and non-brain-damaged subjects. Aphasiology, 16, 763-771.

Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D.

Robert C. Marshall
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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