Zach Smith

EDUCATION                                                                                                                     Labphoto

M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions (Expected 2015)

B.S. Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Boston University (2013)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Difference in manifestation of stroke in different areas in the brain
  • Bilingual aphasia effects on languages from the same language family (i.e. English and German bilingual) versus languages from different language families (i.e. English and Russian bilingual)
  • Typicality effects on naming, post-stroke

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN THE APHASIA LAB

  • Establishing treatment program for P50 (Neurobiology of Recovery of Aphasia) Study
  • Performing K18 (Typicality of Naming) Treatment
  • Reliability on K18 (Typicality of Naming) Study
  • Reliability on R33 (Sentence Comprehension) Study
  • Reliability on F31 (Abstract/Concrete Word Therapy) Study
  • Recruitment of participants for lab studies
  • Public Relations of Aphasia Lab through our Twitter account (@AphasiaLab)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Pearson, W.G., Molfenter, S.M., Smith, Z.M., Steele, C.M. (2013). Image-Based Measurement of Post Swallow Residue: The Normalized Residue Ratio Scale. Published in Dysphagia Magazine.

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