2021-2022 Research Activity
Social Justice Curriculum for CSD: Development and Impact
In order to provide a high quality of care, it is important to be conscious of the social problems that influence the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This research project reflects a desire to address the inequities clinicians may encounter, and begin to examine ways to navigate these situations more effectively and mindfully. The final goal is to build an online curriculum designed to prepare students for graduate work with a social justice focus. These modules will include what constitutes a social justice framework as well as how social justice concepts are relevant to the various aspects of clinical work. This work will be reviewed by scholars in social justice and sociology, and field tested among CMSD undergraduates in order to measure the impact the content has on student outcomes.
Cleft Lip and/or Palate: Content and Quality of YouTube videos
Parents and families of children with disabilities commonly turn to the internet before going to a healthcare or education professional. Often the online resources are low quality and may not address the central need of the family. Current research has evaluated online information related to cleft lip and/or palate. However, online information related to speech, language, hearing, and feeding has not been evaluated. The purpose of this research is to examine the content and quality of online information, specifically YouTube videos, related to speech, language, hearing, and feeding and develop a resource for SLPs to include during family counseling.
Morris, L. & Bellon-Harn, M. (in press). Feasibility of an internet-based, self-managed parent training program. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.
Santhanam, S. & Bellon-Harn, M. (2022). Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Understanding and Promoting Self-Advocacy in Autistic Adults. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (online version) https://pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00223
Bellon-Harn, M., Byod, R., & Manchaiah, V. (2022). Applied Behavior Analysis as treatment for autism spectrum disorders: Topic modelling and linguistic analysis of reddit posts. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, Translational Research in Rehabilitation. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fresc.2021.682533/full
Bellon-Harn, M., Morris, L., & Jones, A. (2021). An online, self-managed parent training program for interactive storybook reading: Extension to a public-school setting.Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 9, 1753-1761. https://pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00094
Morris, L., & Bellon-Harn, M. (2021). The power of faculty: Transformative agents of change for the profession. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 5(3), 2-26.https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1177&context=tlcsd