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Our Faculty and Staff - Nancy E. Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

(207) 581-2404Dr. Nancy Hall
nhall@maine.edu

Nancy E. Hall, Associate Professor, is recognized for her expertise in fluency disorders and undergraduate research. Her areas of research include examining the needs and concerns of families raising children with communication disorders, and the relationship between language and fluency in early language acquisition in both typically developing children and those with communication disorders. Currently, Dr. Hall serves as Associate Editor for Fluency for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She recently served as the Chair of the Fluency and Fluency Disorders Program Committee of the 2012 ASHA National Convention and was a member of the ASHA Joint Coordinating Committee on Evidence Based Practice. She is a past editor of Perspectives in Fluency and Fluency Disorders, the peer-reviewed publication of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Dr. Hall was the founding Director of the University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research and served in that capacity for five years.

Education

Ph.D. (1992) Case Western Reserve University

M.A. (1985) Case Western Reserve University

B.A. (1982) College of Wooster

Courses

  • CSD 490 Senior Capstone: The Research Process
  • CSD 583 Fluency Disorders

Association Memberships

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); Special Interest Divisions 4 (Fluency and Fluency Disorders),10 (Issues in Higher Education), and 16 (School-based Issues)
  • Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Fluency Association

Selected Recent Publications

  • Yaruss, J.S., Coleman, C.E., Quesal, R.W.+ (2012). Stuttering in school-age children: A comprehensive approach to treatment: Letter to the Editor, Language, Speech and Hearing in Schools, 43, 536-548. (+Multiple authors listed as co-signatories).
  • Bauman, J., Hall, N.E., Wagovich, S., Weber-Fox, C., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2012). Past tense marking in the spontaneous speech of preschool children who do and do not stutter: A preliminary inverstigation. Journal of Fluency Disorders. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2012.04.003
  • Hall, N.E. (2011, March). Emergence of stuttering in children with language impairment during the course of language therapy. Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 12, 18-25.
  • Smith, A.B., Hall, N.E., Tan, X., & Farrell, K. (2011). Speech timing and pausing in children with specific language impairment. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25, 145-154.
  • Wagovich, S.A., Hall, N.E., & Clifford, B.A. (2009). Speech disruptions in relation to language growth in children who stutter: An exploratory study. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34, 242-256.
  • Hall, N.E., Higgins, K., Wagovich, S.A., Farkas, L., Cote, E., Russell, L., & Ward, J. (2007). A developmental study of normal fluency and language. In J. Au-Yeung & M.M. Leahy (Eds.) Research, treatment, and self-help in fluency disorders: New horizons. Proceedings of the International Fluency Association’s Fifth World Congress (pp. 130-135), Dublin, Ireland: International Fluency Association.
  • Wagovich, S.A., & Hall, N.E. (2007). Lexical and fluency changes in young children who stutter. In J. Au-Yeung & M.M. Leahy (Eds.) Research, treatment, and self-help in fluency disorders: New horizons. Proceedings of the International Fluency Association’s Fifth World Congress (pp. 141-147), Dublin, Ireland: International Fluency Association.
  • Hall, N. E. (2007). Fluency in childhood apraxia of speech. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 17 (2), 9-14.
  • Hall, N. E. & Segarra, V. R. (2007). Predicting academic performance in children with language impairment: The role of parent report. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40, 82-95.
  • Hall, N. E., Wagovich, S., & Ratner, N. B. (2007). Chapter 11: Language considerations in developmental stuttering. In E. G. Conture & R. Curlee (Eds.), Stuttering and related disorders of fluency (3rd. ed. pp. 153-167). New York: Thieme.

Selected Recent Presentations

  • Hall, N.E. & Caggiano, L. (July, 2012). Concerns of parents raising children who stutter: A developmental perspective. Presented to the 7th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, International Fluency Association. Tours, France. International
  • Hall, N.E. (November, 2010). Speech disruptions in young children with autism. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA. National
  • Plourde, W.E. & Hall, N.E. (November, 2010). Syntactic complexity and writing quality: Genre differences in adolescence. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA. National
  • Baumann, J., Hall, N.E., Wagovich, S.A., Weber-Fox, C., & Bernstein Ratner,, N. (November, 2009). Irregular past tense use in CWS & CWNS: Gender analysis. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.. National
  • Smith, A.B., Hall, N.E., Tan, X. (November, 2009). Speech timing and pausing in children with specific language impairment. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.. National
  • Baumann, J., Hall, N.E., Wagovich, S.A., Weber-Fox, C., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (July, 2009). Presented to the 5th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, International Fluency Association. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. International
  • Wagovich, S.A. & Hall, N.E. (2008, November).Correspondence between fluency and language skills in young children. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Plourde, W.E., Hall, N.E., Smith, A.B. (2008, November). Adolescent language development: A comparison of spoken and written personal narratives. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Hall, N.E. & Mahan, L.(2008, November). Fluency and language in children with autism. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Hall, N.E. (2008, June). Child language development and stuttering: An update. Presented to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division 4: Fluency & Fluency Disorders Leadership Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Hall, N.E., Bishop, S. Arsenault, J., Davis, K., Plourde, W., & Stickles, J.L.. (2007, November). Written narrative skills in 9th graders: A local norms project. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Boston, MA.
  • Hall, N.E., Thomas, K.L., Smith, A.B., & Hecker, J. (2007, November). Anxiety and stuttering: Fear, avoidance and distress. Presented to the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Boston, MA.


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