Kathleen M. Youse, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders


Kathleen M. Youse received her B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey, her M.A. from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. She holds the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and is a Board Certified member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), holding her certification in the area of assessment and treatment of adults with neurogenic communication disorders.

Scholarly Interest/Research

Dr. Youse’s research investigates the impact of cognitive deficits, in particular deficits of attention and memory, on communication in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Recent research endeavors examine the validity of treating deficits of attention and memory as a means for improving proficiency of conversational discourse in this population.

Educational Focus

Dr. Youse teaches master’s level courses in the Communication Disorders Program including CD 710: Cognitive Communication Disorders and doctoral level classes in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program including RHB 752: Aging and Adult Neurological Disorders: Intervention. Dr. Youse also mentors undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral level students in research pursuits.

Clinical Work

Dr. Youse has numerous years of clinical experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist treating individuals with acquired brain injury in the acute stages of rehabilitation. She has worked at several hospitals around the country in her career, including: Moss Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; and St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.


Book Chapters

Coelho, C.A., & Youse, K.M. (in press). Cognitive-communicative rehabilitation. In A.F. Johnson and B.H. Jacobson (Eds.), Medical speech-language pathology: A practitioner’s guide (2nd ed.). New York: Thieme.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Youse, K.M., & Coelho, C.A. (2005). Working memory and discourse production abilities following closed-head injury. Brain Injury, 19, 1001-1009.

Wilcox, J., Davis, A., & Youse, K.M. (2005). CAC Classics: Speech act analysis of aphasic communication in individual and group settings. Aphasiology, 19, 683-690.

Youse, K.M., Coelho, C.A., Mozeiko, J.L., & Feinn, R. (2005). Discourse characteristics of closed-head injured and non-brain injured adults misclassified by discriminant function analyses. Aphasiology. 19, 297-313.

Youse, K.M., Cienkowski, K.M., & Coelho, C.A. (2004). Auditory-visual speech perception in an adult with aphasia. Brain Injury, 18, 825-834.

Coelho, C.A., Youse, K.M., Le, K.N., & Feinn, R. (2003). Narrative and conversational discourse of adults with closed-head-injuries and non-brain-injured adults: A discriminant analysis. Aphasiology, 17, 499-510.

Coelho, C.A., Youse, K.M., & Le, K.N. (2002). Conversational discourse in closed-head-injured and non-brain-injured adults. Aphasiology, 16, 659-672.

Youse, K.M., Stout, C.E., & Bosworth, K.E. (2001). Cohesion in discourse of college and non-college educated adults: Implications for young adults with brain injury. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 3, 97-107.

Miscellaneous Publications

Youse, K.M. (2005). Attentional deficits and conversational discourse in closed-head injury. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Youse, K.M., Le, K.N., Cannizzaro, M.S., & Coelho, C.A. (2002). Traumatic brain injury: A primer for professionals. The ASHA Leader, 7(12), 4-7.

Cannizzaro, M.S., Coelho, C.A., & Youse, K.M. (2002). Treatment of discourse deficits following TBI. ASHA Special Interest Division 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Newsletter, 12(3), 14-18.

Youse, K.M. (1998). Cohesion in written discourse in normal and brain-injured adults. Unpublished master’s thesis, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Kathleen M. Youse, Ph.D.

Kathleen M. Youse, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS (A)
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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