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Name: Mary Beth Reynolds
Title: Professor
Office: Communication Disorders/COHP
Phone: 304-696-2987
Email: reynoldm@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Presentations:
National Conferences:

Reynolds, M. E., & Frank, S. T. (2007, November). Does melody help children learn new vocabulary more easily? Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, M. E., Fish, M., Fuller, B., & Clark, M. (2007, November). Is Appalachian dialect related to academic status during middle childhood? Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Daniel, M., & Reynolds, M. E. (2006, November). Phonological awareness instruction: Involvement of educators and speech-language pathologists. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

Reynolds, M. E., Lewis, M., Daniel, M., Maury, J., & Frank, S. T. (2006, November). Phonological working memory and SES: Is there a correlation? Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

Reynolds, M. E., Wilson, N., Lewis, M., & Daniel, M. (2006, November). Does phonological working memory affect vocabulary outcomes? Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

Reynolds, M. E., Fish, M., Lewis, M., & Daniel, M. (2005, November). Language in low SES Appalachian Children: Kindergarten to middle childhood. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Reynolds, M. E., Fish, M., & Lewis, M. (2004, November). Language skills in rural Appalachian children: The whole story. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Reynolds, M. E., Callihan, K., & Browning, E.(2003, November). Importance of childrenís literature in the development of narratives. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Chicago, IL.

Reynolds, M. E., Browning, E., & Callihan, K. (2002, November). Enhancing phonological awareness skills during the early preschool years. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Reynolds, M. E., Isaacs-Duvall, C., & White-Haddox, M. (2001, November 15). Natural and synthesized speech learning curves. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Reynolds, M. E., Givens, J., & Sheward, B. (2000, November 16). Effect of presentation rate on synthesized speech comprehension. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Reynolds, M. E., Sheward, B., Isaacs-Duvall, C., & Rotter, M. (1999, November 18). Effect of listening practice on synthetic speech comprehension. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Reynolds, M. E., & Gardner, P. R. (1999, November 18). Predictors of success in graduate school: Are they institution specific? Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Reynolds, M. E.,& Jefferson, L. (1998, November 19). Working memory capacity for younger and older children with SLI. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Antonio , TX.

Reynolds, M. E.,& Fucci, D. (1997, November 22). Synthetic speech comprehension: Implications for theories of specific language impairment. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, M. E. (1997, November 20). Influence of cognitive development on synthetic and natural speech comprehension. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, M. E., Gonzales, M. D., & Garber, N. (1997, February). Language differences versus language disorders: Can speech-language pathology students judge? Poster session presented at the 1997 Research Symposium on Language Diversity in Multicultural Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

Reynolds, M. E., Fucci, D., & Bond, Z. S. (1996, November). Does visual cuing enhance DECtalk intelligibility for non-native speakers of English? Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Seattle, WA.

State Conferences:

Reynolds, M. E. & Frank, S. T. (2007, March). Effect of songs on vocabulary improvement in young children. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Daniel, M. & Reynolds, M. E. (2007, March). Involvement of educators and speech-language pathologists in phonological awareness instruction. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Wilson, N., Lewis, M., & Daniel, M. (2006, March). Do phonological working memory skills affect vocabulary acquisition? Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Charleston, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Fish, M., Lewis, M., & Daniel, M. (2005, April). A comparison of knowledge-dependent and processing-dependent measures in evaluating the language skills of children from rural Appalachia. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Lewis, M., Daniel, M., & Frank, S. T. (2005, April). Is the level of a motherís education related to her childrenís language and working memory skills? Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Fish, M., & Lewis, M. (2004, April). An examination of language skills in rural Appalachian children. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Roanoke, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Callihan, K., & Browning, E. (2003, April). Effect of instruction on the narrative skills of young children. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Flatwoods, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Callihan, K., & Browning, E. (2002, April 12). Enhancing phonological awareness skills during the preschool years. Poster presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Huntington, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Isaacs-Duvall, C., & White-Haddox, M. (2001, April 27). Learning curves in natural and synthesized speech comprehension. Poster presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Charleston, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., & Gardner, P. R. (2000, April 7). Predictors of success in graduate school: Are they institution specific? Poster presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Sheward, B., & Givens, J. (2000, April 7). Effect of presentation rate and syntactic complexity on synthetic speech comprehension. Poster presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., Isaacs-Duvall, C., & Sheward, B. (1999, April 15). Does synthetic speech comprehension improve following listening practice? Paper presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Harpers Ferry, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., & Jefferson, L. (1998, March 6). Speed and capacity of information processing: Does it increase with age for children with SLI? Paper presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Charleston, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., & Fucci, D. (1997, April 10-12). Comprehension of DECtalk by children from two different age groups. Poster session presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Charleston, WV.

Reynolds, M. E., & Fucci, D. (1997, March/April). A comparison of the ability of SLI and non-SLI children to comprehend DECtalk. Poster session presented at the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio and at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Charleston, WV.

Invited Presentation:

Flynn, P., Reynolds, M. E., & Townsend, P. (2005, April). The school SLPís role in literacy: A discussion. Seminar presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Morgantown, WV.

Reynolds, M. E. (2005, March). Language difference versus language disorder: Role of working memory in diagnosis and outcome. Presentation at the Drinko Symposium, Huntington, WV.

Reynolds, M. E. (1996, October 4). Breastfeeding and early language development: Is there a correlation? Lecture given at the Continuing Education for Health Professionals Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Lactation Consultants Association and La Leche League of Ohio, Hudson, OH.
 
 
Publications:
Daniel, M., & Reynolds, M. E. (2007). Phonological awareness instruction: Opinions and practices of educators and speech-language pathologists. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 34, 106-117.

Reynolds, M. E., Callihan, K., & Browning, E. (2003), Effect of instruction on the development of rhyming skills in young children. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 30, 41-46.

Reynolds, M. E., Isaacs-Duvall, C., & Haddox, M. (2002). A comparison of learning curves in natural and synthesized speech comprehension. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45, 802-810.

Reynolds, M. E., & Givens, J. (2001). Presentation rate in comprehension of natural and synthesized speech. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 92, 958-968.

Reynolds, M. E., Isaacs-Duvall, C., Sheward, B., & Rotter, M. (2000). Examination of the effects of listening practice on synthesized speech comprehension. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 16, 250-259.

Reynolds, M. E., & Jefferson, L. (1999). Natural and synthetic speech comprehension: Comparison of children from two age groups. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 15, 174-182.

Reynolds, M. E., & Fucci, D.(1998). Synthetic speech comprehension: A comparison of children with normal and impaired language skills. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 458-466.

Reynolds, M. E., Fucci, D., & Bond, Z. S. (1997). Effect of visual cuing on synthetic speech intelligibility: A comparison of native and nonnative speakers of English. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 84, 695-698.

Reynolds, M. E., Bond, Z. S., & Fucci, D. (1996). Synthetic speech intelligibility: A comparison of native and non-native speakers of English. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 12, 32-36.
 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Professional Service:
Peer Reviewer:

Manuscript #JSLHR-S-06-0123, Effects of training on the acoustic-phonetic representation of synthetic speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2006.

Manuscript AJSLP-04-0075, A comparison of digitized and synthesized speech intelligibility for young children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Reviewed manuscript in December 2004.

Manuscript LSHSS-03-0073, Young children with language-based reading deficits: Who will provide the remediation? Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Reviewed manuscript in December 2003.

Carrow-Woolfolk, E.(1999). Comprehensive assessment of spoken language (CASL). Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, Reviewed test in May 2000.

Manuscript # 00JH11. Effects of age and divided attention on comprehensibility of synthesized speech. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Reviewed manuscript in May 2000.

Maxwell, D. L., & Satake, E. (1997). Research and statistical methods in communication disorders. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, Reviewed textbook in March 2000.

Service in Professional Organizations:

Chair of the Speech Pathology Affairs Committee of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In this capacity I have arranged for several speakers to present at our annual conventions in 2001 and 2002 and am presently doing so for the 2003 convention.

Member of the legislative council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 1998-2000.

Member of the Executive Board of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 1998-2000.
 

Awards:
 

Drinko Fellow for 2004-2005.

Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, November 2004.

Keynote Speaker at the Induction Ceremony of the Golden Key International Honour Society, November 2004.

Eight awards for continuing education (ACE) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (December 1996, January 1999, January 2000, March 2001, December 2002, December 2003, September 2005, and January 2007).
 

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