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Kathleen M. Youse

Kathleen M. Youse

Kathleen M. Youse, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC ANCDS (A) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Dr. Youse 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. She has extensive clinical experience with individuals who have ABI and has worked in several well respected medical institutions including Moss Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Currently, Dr. Youse is collaborating with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, to investigate treatment options for individuals with ABI. Her primary research interests include the impact of cognitive deficits on communication in individuals with ABI with a particular interest in the validity of treating attention and memory deficits as a means for improving proficiency of conversational discourse in this population.

Relevant Recent Publications Include:

Coelho, C.A., & Youse, K.M. (2007). Cognitive-communicative rehabilitation. In A.F. Johnson and B.H. Jacobson (Eds.), Medical speech-language pathology: A practitioner's guide (2nd ed., pp. 71-93). New York: Thieme.

Youse, K.M., & Coelho, C.A. (2008). Treating underlying attention deficits as a means for improving conversational discourse in individuals with closed head injury. Manuscript accepted for publication.

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

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 discriminate function analyses. Aphasiology. 19, 297-313.