• Additional Titles:Clinical Director, Aphasia Resource Center
  • Education:BA, University of California, Los Angeles
    MS, California State University, Hayward
    PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Website or Lab: Aphasia Resource Center
  • Phone:617-353-8967

Health Matters Virtual Conference

Dr. Hoover presents Interprofessional, Intensive, Comprehensive Aphasia Program: Outcomes and Insights. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders with a special emphasis on Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s disease.

Courses Taught

  • SH 548 Introduction to Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • SH 740 Introduction to Clinical Practicum
  • SH 721 Motor Speech Disorders
  • SH 736 Aphasia

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • DeDe, G., Hoover, E., Maas, E. (in press). Two to tango or the more the merrier? A randomized controlled trial of the effects of group size in aphasia conversation treatment on standardized tests. Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research.
  • Hoover, E.L., DeDe, G., Maas, E. (2018). Effects of group size on conversation treatment outcomes: Results of standardized testing. Aphasiology, Vol.32: S1, 93-95
  • Hoover, E.L., DeDe, G., Maas, E. (2018) Conversational Group Treatment Approaches: The Influence of Group Size. Platform Presentation at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA
  • Hoover, E.L., Balz, M., Kaplan, J.K. (2018). Asking the Right Questions, Stories from An Aphasia Community. Platform Presentation at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA
  • DeDe, G., Hoover, E.L., & Maas, E. (2018). Effects of Group size on conversation treatment outcomes: Results of standardized testing. Platform presentation at Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Austin, TX
  • Simmons-Mackie, N., Hoover, E.L. (2018).  The State of Aphasia in North America. Invited Keynote Presentation at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA
  • Hoover, E.L. (2018).  Getting the conversation started: Group treatment options for individuals with aphasia. UMass Amherst SLP and Audiology Leadership Conference: Research to Practice.  Amherst, MA
  • Hoover, E., Caplan, D., Waters, G., Carney, A. (2017). Communication and Quality of Life Outcomes from an Interdisciplinary, Intensive, Comprehensive, Aphasia Program (ICAP). Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 24 (2), 82-90
  • Hoover, E.L., Caplan,D., Waters, G., Budson, A. (2015). Effects of Impairment-Based Individual and Socially-Oriented Group Therapies on Verb Production in Aphasia. Aphasiology, Vol.29(7): 781-798.
  • Hoover, E.L. & Carney, A. (2014). Integrating the iPad into an interdisciplinary, comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP). Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol.35 : 25-37.
  • Elman, R., & Hoover, E. (2013). Integrating Communication Support into Aphasia Group Treatment in Simmons-Mackie, N., King, J., & Beukelman, D. (eds) Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia, Brookes: Baltimore, MD
  • Hoover, E., Waters, G., Caplan, D., Carney, A. (2013). An Intensive Interdisciplinary Treatment Program for Individuals with Aphasia. Poster presentation at Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscon, AZ
  • Hoover, E., Waters, G., Caplan, D., Carney, A. (2012). An Intensive Interdisciplinary Treatment Program for Individuals with Aphasia. Platform presentation at American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA
  • Levy J., Hoover, E., Waters, G., Kiran, W., Caplan, D., Berardino, A., Sandberg, C. (2012)Effects of Syntactic Complexity, Semantic Reversibility, and Explicitness on Discourse Comprehension in Persons With Aphasia and in Healthy Controls. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Vol.21 S154-S165
  • Hoover, EL, Waters, GW, Levy, J., Kiran, S, Caplan, D. (2011) Effects of Syntactic Complexity in Discourse Comprehension. Platform presentation at Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Seminar presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, San Diego,CA
  • Hoover, E.L., Kaplan, J.H. (2009).  Starting an Aphasia Center in an Academic Setting:  A Review of the First Years.  Seminar presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA
  • Hoover, E.L., Ellis, T., Rork-DeAngelis, T., Thomas, C., Tickle-Degnen, L., Matthies, M, Saint-Hilaire, M. (2009)  A Community Wellness Program for Individuals with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease.  Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, New Orleans LA.
  • Hoover, E., Ellis, T., Mathies, M., Tickle-Degnen, L., (2007) An Evidenced-Based Interdisciplinary Approach for Self-Management of Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Mini-seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  • Hoover, E., DeDe, G.. (2007). An Innovative Approach to Discourse Production in Stressful Speaking Environments. Poster presentation at the Living With Aphasia Conference, Toronto,, 2007
  • DeDe, G., Hoover, E. (2007) Treatment of Discourse Production in Stressful Speaking Environments. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech Language and Hearing Association (CCC-SLP)
  • Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences (BC-ANCDS)
  • Massachusetts State License in Speech-Language Pathology

Professional

  • Member, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Member, Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences

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