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Our Faculty and Staff - Judy P. Walker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Judy Perkins-Walker

Judy P. Walker is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the Speech Therapy Telepractice program.  Her academic and research interests include: speech therapy telepractice, neurolinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience.  Dr. Walker has extensive clinical training working with a variety of patients in medical centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and long-term health care facilities.  In addition to her academic, research, and clinical background, Dr. Walker has attained many years of administrative experience. She was the Head of Speech Language-Pathology  at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and also served as the Chairperson of the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Maine for several years.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow 1994 Purdue University (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Ph.D. 1994 University of Massachusetts (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • M.A. 1985 University of Houston (Speech-Language Pathology)

Courses

  • CSD 383 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • CSD 682 Current Issues in Aphasia, Right Hemisphere Damage and Dementia
  • CSD 687 Motor Speech and Swallowing Disorders
  • CSD 688 Neurocognitive Disorders in Adults

Association Memberships

  • Academy of Aphasia
  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Maine Representative, National Aphasia Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Walker, Judy P. (2015). University of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice and Technology Program Manual. University of Maine Faculty Monographs. Book 220. 
http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/fac_monographs/220/.
  • Walker, J. P., & Kennedy, Z. (2014, November). Telepractice Aphasia Communication Groups: Advantages and Challenges. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Walker, J. P., & Connor, D., (2014, November). Telepractice and Technology: Innovative Aphasia Therapy in Patients’ Homes and Communities. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Walker, J. P. (2013, November). Building a Graduate Student Telepractice Training Program in Speech-Language Pathology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Walker, J. P., Wieh, M., & Pratt, N. (2010). Vowel quality in lexical stress noun and verb pairs produced by LHD and RHD subjects. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Isle of Palms, South Carolina.
  • Walker, J.P., Joseph, L., & Goodman, J. (2009). Production of linguistic prosody in subjects with aphasia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(7), 529-549.
  • Walker, J.P.. Joseph, L., Currid, J. (May, 2008). Production of Prosodic Structures in LHD subjects. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Jackson Hole, WY.
  • Walker, J. P. & Lin, E. (2006, November). Acoustic Analysis in Foreign Accent Syndrome: A Case Study. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Miami, FL.
  • Walker, J. P., White, S., Armitage, E., & Astbury, B. (2005, October). Perception of lexical stress differences in LHD and RHD subjects. Academy of Aphasia Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Walker, J. P., White, S., & Armitage, E. (2004, November). Perception of lexical stress in LHD and RHD subjects. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Walker, J. P., Pelletier, R., & Reif, L. (2004). The production of linguistic prosody by subjects with right hemisphere damage. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 18(2), 85-106.
  • Van Putten, S. M., & Walker, J. P. (2003). The production of emotional prosody in varying degrees of severity of apraxia of speech. Journal of Communication Disorders, 36, 77-95.
  • Walker, J. P., & Pelletier, R. (2003, November). Production of linguistic prosody in subjects with right hemisphere damage. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Walker, J. P., Pelletier, R., & White, S. (2003, November). Prosodic and lexical semantic influences on syntactic parsing in subjects with right hemisphere damage.  The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Walker, J. P., Daigle, T., & Buzzard, M. (2002). Hemispheric specialization in processing prosodic structures: Re-visited. Aphasiology, 16(12), 1155-1172.
  • Walker, J. P. (2002). Functional outcome: A case for mild head injury. Brain Injury, 16(7), 611-625.
  • Walker, J. P., Fongemie, K., & Daigle, T. (2001). Prosodic facilitation in the resolution of temporary syntactic ambiguities in subjects with left and right hemisphere damage. Brain and Language, 78, 169-196.
  • Walker, J. P. (2000, October). Hemispheric specialization in processing prosodic structures: Re-visited. The Academy of Aphasia Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Walker, J. P. (2000, June). A functional outcome assessment tool for patients with traumatic brain injury. The 23rd Annual Williamsburg Conference, Postgraduate Course on Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Adult and Child, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Walker, J. P., Fongemie, K., & Daigle, T. (1999, October). Prosodic facilitation and interference in the resolution of temporary syntactic ambiguities in aphasic subjects. The Academy of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Walker, J. P. (1997). Adult speech and language disorders. In C. M. Seymour & E. H. Nober (Eds). Introduction to communication disorders: A cultural/social approach (pp. 185 – 204). Newton, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.


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