• 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

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

Recent Publications

  • Hoover, E.L., DeDe, G., Maas, E. (2021). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of group conversation treatment on monologic discourse in aphasia.  Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research doi/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00023
  • Cherney, L.R., DeDe, G, Hoover, E.L., Murray, L., Obermeyer, J., & Pompom, R.H. (2021).  Applying functional communication treatment approaches for aphasia to the rehabilitation treatment specification system (RTSS).  Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.10.016
  • Fridricksson, J., Basilakos, A., Boyle, M., Cherney, L.R., DeDe, J.K., Harnish, S.M., Hoover, E.L., Hula, W.M., Hunting-Pompon, R., Philipp-Johnson, L., Kiran, W., Murray, L.L., Rose, M.L., Obermeyer, J., Salis, C., Walker, G.M., Martin, N. (2021). Demystifying the complexity of aphasia treatment: Application of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.08.025
  •  DeDe, G & Hoover, E.L. (2021). Measuring treatment change at the discourse level for people with mild and severe aphasia Topics in Language Disorders; 41(1), 5-26
  •  Hoover, E., McFee, A., DeDe, G. (2020).  Efficacy of conversation therapy for individuals with severe aphasia. Seminars in Language Disorders;41(1): 71-82
  • DeDe, G., Hoover, E., Maas, E. (2019).  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. doi/pdf/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-18-0404
  • 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

Professional Associations

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

Awards and Honors

  • Gerry Cormier Communicative Access Award from the Aphasia Institute (2021)

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

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