VITA

MARY OELSCHLAEGER, PH.D.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

(520) 523-4952

e-mail: mary.oelschlaeger@nau.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Speech Pathology & Audiology, Southern Illinois University,1973

M.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology, Southern Illinois University,1971

B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology, Southern Illinois University,1969

CAREER HISTORY

††† ††† ††† ††† ††† 2002 to present: †Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

1998 to present: Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

1994-1998: Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Communicative Disorders, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994: Stroke Consultant, American Heart Association National Center, Dallas, Texas

1992-1994: Interim Faculty, Texas Christian University, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Fort Worth, Texas

1991-1992: Director, Rehabilitation Services, Denton Regional Medical Center, Denton, Texas

1979-1991: Director, Department of Speech Pathology, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

1987-1994: Adjunct Professor: Texas Woman's University, Department of Communication and University of North Texas, Department of Communication Disorders, Denton, Texas

SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Madden, M., Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Damico, J.S. (2002).† The conversational value of laughter in aphasia. Aphasiology, 16, 1199-1212

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Damico, J.S. (2000). Partnership in conversation: a study of word search strategies. Journal of Communication Disorders , 33, 205-225.

Oelschlaeger, M. L. (1999). Participation of a conversation partner in the word searches of a person with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 8, 62-71.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Thorne, J.C. (1999). Application of the correct informationunit analysis to the naturally occurring conversation of a person with aphasia. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 42, 636-648.

Damico, J.S., Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Simmons-Mackie, N.N. (1999). Qualitative methods in aphasia research: Conversastion analysis. Aphasiology, 13, 667-679.

Damico, J.S., Simmons-Mackie, N.N., Oelschlaeger, M., Elman, R., &Armstrong, E. (1999). Qualitative methods in aphasia research: Basic issues. Aphasiology , 13, 651-665.

Oelschlaeger, M. & Damico, J.S. (1998). Spontaneous verbal repetition: A social strategy in aphasic conversation. Aphasiology, 12, 971-988.

Oelschlaeger, M., & Damico, J.S., (1998). Joint Productions as a conversational strategy. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 12, 459-480.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). Herpes encephalitis and associated cognitive and language impairment: A case study. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 3, 213-218.

Walker-Batson, D., Devous, M.D., Bonte, F.J., & Oelschlaeger, M. (1985). Single-photon emission tomography in the study of aphasia: A preliminary report. In R. Brookshire (Ed.) Clinical Aphasiology: Conference Proceedings (pp. 313-318). Minneapolis: BRK Publishers.

Oelschlaeger, M.L., (1978). Sex differences in neural organization. In R. Brookshire (Ed.) Clinical Aphasiology: Conference Proceedings (pp.147-152). Minneapolis: BRK Publishers.

Pachman, J., Oelschlaeger, M.L., Hughes, A., & Hughes, H., (1978). Toward identifying effective agents in use of biofeedback to decelerate stuttering behavior. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 46, 1006.

Orchik, D. & Oelschlaeger, M.L., (1978).Time-compressed speech discrimination in children and its relationship to articulation. Journal of American Audiology Society, 3, 37-41.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Orchik, D., (1978). Time-compressed speech discrimination in traumatic aphasia: a pediatric case study. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 42, 483-486.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Scarborough, J., (1976). Traumatic aphasia in children; a case study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 9 , 281-288.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Brutten, G.J., (1976). Response-contingent stimulation of part-word repetitions displayed by four stutterers. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 1, 10-17.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Brutten, G.J., (1976). The effect of instructional stimulation on the frequency of repetitions, interjections and words spoken during the spontaneous speech of four stutterers., Behavior Therapy , 7, 37-46.

Book Chapters:

Oelschlaeger, M. & Damico, J.S. (2003) "Word Searches in Aphasia: A Study of the Collaborative Responses of Communicative Partners". † In: Converstion and Brain Damage.† †Goodwin, C. (Ed.), New York: Oxford University Press.

Referreed Presentations:

Damico, J.S., Simmons-Mackie, N.N., Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Tetnowski, J., (2000). "An Investigation of Therapeutic Control in Aphasia Therapy", Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oelschlaeger, M.L. & Damico, J.S., (1999). "The Realization of Perceived Conversation Strategies of a Partner in Talking with a Person with Aphasia", American Speech and Hearing Asociation Convention, San Francisco, California.

Lindstedt., E., King, J., Marshall, J., Oelschlaeger, M. (1999). "Culturally-Based Determiners of Academic Success for Navajo Students in Speech-Language Pathology". American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco, California.

Oelschlaeger, M. L. & Thorne, J.C., (1998) "Application of the Correct Information Unit Analysis to the Naturally Occurring Conversation of a Person with Aphasia", American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. & Damico, J. S., (1998) "Turn Completion as a Strategy of Communicative Partners in Conversation with a Person with Aphasia", Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Ashville, North Carolina.

Oelschlaeger, M., and Damico, J., (1996) "The Influence of Contextual Variables on Conversational Collaboration in Aphasia", American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Seattle, Washington.

Oelschlaeger, M., and Damico, J., (1996). "Word Searches in Aphasia: A Study of the Collaborative Responses of Communicative Partners", 5th International Pragmatics Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. and Damico, J., (1996). "The Re-establishment of Communicative Success after Aphasia: Collusional Evidence in Spousal Interactions", Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Newport, Rhode Island.

Oelschlaeger, M., Jackson, B., and Oppenheimer-Cohen, B. (1995). "Education and Counselling Practices in Stroke", American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Oelschlaeger, M., (1994). "Language and Cognitive Changes in Herpes Encephalitis", American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Oelschlaeger, M. Edwards, T., Closson, C., Ford, J. and Thomas, K. (1994). "Alternative Approaches to Aphasia Treatment", Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1987). "Accuracy of Responses of Closed Head Injury Patients to a Structured Language Task", Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Fort Worth, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1985) "Clinical Management of Right Hemisphere Lesion Patients". Invited Lecture, Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Houston, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M.L., and Closson, C. A., (1981). "Accuracy of Responses of C.H.I. Patients to a Variously Structured Language Task". Fifth Annual Post-Graduate Course on Rehabilitation of the Brain-Injured Adult, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1978). "Sex Differences in Neural Organization", Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Keystone, Colorado.

Oelschlaeger, M. and Brutten, G.J. (1974). "The Effect of Response-contingent Positive Stimulation on the Frequency of Part-Word Repetitions of Four Stutterers", American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Invited Presentations:

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). "Psychosocial Issues and Aphasia", Albuquerque Stroke Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). "Introduction to Psychosocial Issues and Aphasia", Albuquerque Stroke Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). "Psychosocial Issues in Aphasia", Grand Rounds, Department of Communicative Disorders, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). "Stroke Recovery", Albuquerque Stroke Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1995). "Infectious Disease and Cognitive-Communication Disorders", Southwest Conference of Communicative Disorders, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1990). "Perception", Stroke Update, 1990 Conference, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Arlington, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1989). "Utilizing Therapeutic Videotapes in Treatment of Aphasic Patients", Dallas, Texas, Southwestern Aphasiology Society.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1988). "Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Right Hemisphere Lesions", Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1988). "Difficult Diagnostic or Clinical Case Questions", Julie Lambreth McGee Lecture in Aphasia, Dallas, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1986). "Head Injury: A Definition", Dallas Independent School District Workshop on School Re-entry of Head Injured Children, Dallas, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1983). "Future Trends in Hospital Based Speech Pathology Programs", Southwestern Aphasiology Society, Denton, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1977). "Communication Problems in the Older Person", Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1977). "Communication with the Aphasic Patient", MHMR Regional Center of East Texas, Tyler, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M. (1977). "Cleft Palate Speech", Conference of Oral Surgeons, Fort Worth, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M.(1976) "Time-compressed Speech Discrimination in Traumatic Aphasia: A Pediatric Case Study", University of Texas At Houston, Houston, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M.(1976). "Speech Therapy for Children Who Stutter", Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School System, Bedford, Texas.

Oelschlaeger, M.(1976). "Speech Therapy for Children Who Stutter", Decatur Independent School District, Decatur, Texas..

Oelschlaeger, M.(1976). "The Relationship between Speech, Dentition and Occlusal Status", Conference of Oral Surgeons, Fort Worth, Texas.

Grants and Awards:

Northern Arizona University Teaching and Learning Effectiveness Grant (2000): Title: "Systematic Observation in the Classroom: Invited Lecture"

Project Director: Mary Oelschlaeger

Amount awarded: $250.00.

Northern Arizona University Organized Research Grant (1998):

Title: "The Evolution of Communicative Partnership following Aphasia"

Principal Investigator: Mary Oelschlaeger

Amount awarded: Not funded.

University of New Mexico Research Allocation Grant (1995):

Title: "Investigation of Spouseís Contribution in Conversation: Analysis of Word-finding Breakdown in Aphasia"

Principal Investigator: Mary Oelschlaeger

Amount awarded: $6004.94

University of New Mexico Teaching Allocation Grant (1996)

Title: "Bringing the Real World in the Classroom: Combining Academic and Clinical Concerns Through Videotape Presentation"

Project Director: Mary L. Oelschlaeger

Amount awarded: $1475.00

Research Opportunity Program Award for Minority Students

Research Mentor: Mary Oelschlaeger

Student Project: "Word Search Management Strategies in Acute Aphasia"

Student Investigator: Janet Abeyta

Amount Awarded: $500.00

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Award

Title: "EASYSPEAK" , therapeutic videotapes

Project Director: Mary L. Oelschlaeger

Amount awarded: $15,000.

TEACHING

Research Project Director

Madden, Marnie (in progress). "The Social Value of Laughter in Aphasia". Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Masterís Thesis Director

Thorne, J. 1997. "Assessing the Communicative Informativeness and Efficiencyof Conversation of Persons with Aphasia". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Masterís Thesis Committee Member:

Hayward, J. 1996. "Speech Characteristics and Self-perceptions of Recovered Stutterers". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

McMullen, K. 1997. "The relationship Between Vocabulary Distribution andPerformance on Novel Word and Phrase Learning Tasks". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

McKenzie, D. 1997. "The Efficacy of Utilizing the Speechviewer III in Improving Dysarthiric Speech Intelligibility in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hamilton, K. 1998. "Unassisted Recovery from Stuttering: Perceptual Assessmentof Speech Fluency". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kubala, R. 1998. "Spontaneous Recovery from Stuttering: Analysis of CurrentSpeaking Status". University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Classroom Teaching:

Undergraduate Courses

  1. Neural Bases of Communication
  2. Phonetics
  3. Stuttering
  4. Normal Language Development
  5. Voice and Articulation

Graduate Courses

  1. Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  2. Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  3. Medical Speech-Language Pathology
  4. Cleft Palate
  5. Clinical Practicum
  6. Neuropathologies of Speech

SERVICE

Professional Service:

Journal reviewer: Aphasiology: An International, Interdisciplinary Journal, 2000, 2002, 2003.

Journal reviewer: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1998, 2002.

Department Service:

Member, Graduate Committee, 1998 to 2002.

Member, Academic Review Committee, †2002.

Graduate Student Program Advisor, September 1994 to 1998, UNM.

Chair, Curriculum and Advisement Committee, September 1994 to 1998, UNM.

Member, Admissions File Review Subcommittee, 1994- 1995, UNM.

Member, Admissions Committee, 1994 to 1998, UNM.

Member, Comprehensive Examination Committee, 1994 to 1998, UNM.

University Service:

Member, College of Health Professions Promotion and Tenure Committee: †2002 to present.

Member, NAU Commission of the Status of Women, 2002 to present.

Chair, College of Health Professions Curriculum Committee, 2000.

Member, University Curriculum Committee, 2000.

Member, College of Health Professionals Curriculum Committee, 1998 to 1999.

Departmental Representative, University Graduate Advisors Committee, 1994-1995, UNM.

Community Service:

Member, American Stroke Association (A division of American Heart Association) Healthcare Professional Panel, February, 1998 to 1999.

Regional Representative: National Aphasia Association, Spring 1996 to 1998.

Board member, Albuquerque Stroke Club, 1996 to 1998.

CERTIFICATION

Certificate of Clinical Competence: American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Board Certification, Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences, 1995 -1996.

MEMBERSHIP

American Speech and Hearing Association, 1976 to present.

Special Interest Division Membership: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

New Mexico Speech and Hearing Association, 1995 to 1998.

Texas Speech and Hearing Association, 1984 to 1995.

National Head Injury Association, 1983 to 1991.