Erin Meier

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Education:

Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University (in progress)

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Purdue University (2008)

B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Augustana College (2006)

 

Credentials:

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Speech-language pathologist state licensure in Massachusetts and Illinois

 

Research Interests:

My research interests include the study of semantic and phonological processing in aphasia and how the inherent characteristics of these systems can be harnessed and manipulated in order to maximize therapy outcomes. I am also interested in the neurological basis of language and language recovery after stroke and am currently involved with the Neurobiology of Recovery of Naming Impairments project.

My current research entails the use of dynamic causal modeling (DCM) to study task-based effective connectivity in individuals with aphasia. We hope that this project will contribute to the body of work that elucidates the nature of language reorganization after stroke and the role brain plasticity plays during chronic aphasia recovery.

 

Publications:

  • Kiran, S., Meier, E., Kapse, K., & Glynn, P. Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language   networks following rehabilitation in post-stroke patients with aphasia. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 9, 316. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00316.
  • Meier, E., Lo, M., & Kiran, S. Understanding semantic and phonological processing deficits in adults with aphasia: Effects of category and typicality. Aphasiology. [under revision]

 

Peer-Reviewed Conferences:

  • Kiran, S., Kapse, K., Johnson, J., Martin, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Task based reorganization of function after rehabilitation in post-stroke aphasia. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kiran, S., Kapse, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Effective connectivity analysis of language networks in healthy adults and in chronic aphasia. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kiran, S., Kapse, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Effective connectivity analysis of language networks in healthy adults and in chronic aphasia. NeuroHAM, Boston, MA.
  • Meier, E., Lo, M., & Kiran, S. (2015, May). Understanding semantic and phonological processing deficits in adults with aphasia: Effects of category and typicality. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Monterey, CA.
  • Meier, E., & Weber-Fox, C. (2008, November). Maturation of neural indices for processing verb-agreement violations: Evidence from event-related potentials elicited in adolescents and adults. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Meier, E., & Haskill, A. (2006, November). A detailed analysis of final cluster production skills in subgroups of preschool children with language impairment. American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL.
  • Meier, E., & Haskill, A. (2006). A detailed analysis of final cluster production skills in subgroups of preschool children with language impairment. Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.