Graduate Program Director
Adult Neuro and SOTL Research Lab
Oklahoma State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
016 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078
My current areas of interest include community-based programs for different adult neurogenic disorders including Parkinson disease (PD) and dementias. My other areas of interest include multicultural issues in Speech-Language Pathology and scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
PhD, Bowling Green State University
BS, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Eastern Regional Center, University of Calcutta, India
Speech and Language Development
I received my B.S. in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH-ERC) under University of Calcutta, India in 2007. I worked as an Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist in India during 2007-2008. I then came to Bowling Green State University, Ohio in 2008 for graduate studies. I received my Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013.
After completing my doctoral program, I had the opportunity to join the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University (Tulsa) as a Visiting Assistant Professor during Fall 2013. I started as an Assistant Professor in Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) in fall 2014. I have been serving as the Graduate Program Director since fall 2018.
Publications and Conference Proceedings
Selected Publications (2014- Present)
1. Bateman, M., Parveen, S., Brickell, B., Romoser, C., & Passmore, T. (2020). Effects of recreational therapy and speech therapy among participants with Parkinson disease and Parkinson plus conditions: Findings from a 16-week multidisciplinary program. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 19 (2).
2. Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2020). Comparison of perceptual speech ratings by individuals with Parkinson disease, communication partners, and a Speech Language Pathologist for Parkinsonian and normal speakers. Speech, Language, and Hearing. Published online on Nov 5, 2020 doi/full/10.1080/2050571X.2020.1826108
3. Parveen, S. (2020). Parkinson Disease Bootcamp: An education program for individuals with Parkinson disease and their families. SIG-2 Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5(3), 654-657. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-19-00093 (*Invited submission)
4. Parveen, S., & Santhanam, S. (2020). Speech-language pathologists’ perceived competence in working with linguistically diverse clients in the United States. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 1-11.
5. Parveen, S. (2020). Group-based intervention of participants with Parkinson disease: Findings from a 6-month LOUD Crowd® program. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders. 5(2), 96-105.
6. Parveen, S. & Slaten, A.** (2019). Aging effects on perception of parkinsonian and normal geriatric speech. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 4(2), 72-82. (**Graduate thesis project)
7. Ebert, A.*, & Parveen, S. (2019). Use of iPad and mobile devices in children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Journal of Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology. 3(1), 1-18. (*Undergraduate thesis project)
8. Santhanam, S., & Parveen, S. (2018). Serving culturally and linguistically diverse clients: A review of changing trends in Speech-Language Pathologists’ self-efficacy and implications for stakeholders. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 3(3), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2018.00395
9. Santhanam, S., Gilbert, C*., & Parveen, S. (2018). Speech-Language Pathologists’ Use of Language Interpreters with Linguistically Diverse Clients: A Nationwide Survey Study. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 1-11. (*Undergraduate Honors Thesis)
10. Parveen, S., & Goberman, A.M. (2016). Comparison of self and proxy ratings for Voice Handicap Index and motor-related quality of life of individuals with Parkinson disease. International Journal of Speech–Language Pathology, 1-10. doi. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2016.1167242.
11. Parveen, S. (2016). Comparison of self and proxy ratings for motor performance of individuals with Parkinson disease. Brain and Cognition, 103, 62-69.
12. Parveen, S., & Goberman, A. M. (2014). Presence of stop bursts and multiple bursts in individuals with Parkinson Disease. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 16(5), 456-463.
Selected Conference Proceedings (2017- Present)
1. Parveen, S., Passmore, T., Brickell, B., & Jackson, S. (2021). Community-based multidisciplinary program for people with Parkinson disease: A 2-year comparison. Movement Disorders Online Supplement, 36 (S1), Published on 10 September 2021. Abstract Publication Number 525.
2. Mandaville, A., & Parveen, S. (2021). Findings from a community-based LOUD Crowd® program for people with Parkinson disease. Movement Disorders Online Supplement, 36 (S1), Published on 10 September 2021. Abstract Publication Number 509.
3. Parveen, S., Brickell, B., Romoser, C., Wilson, H., Passmore, T., & Bateman, M. (2020). Benefits of Recreational Therapy and Speech Therapy Among Participants with Parkinson disease: findings from a 12-month study. Movement Disorders Online Supplement, Sep 2020. Abstract Publication Number 12.
4. Parveen, S., & Wilson, H. (2020). Findings from a Community-Based Educational Event for Individuals with Parkinson disease and their families. Movement Disorders Online Supplement, Sep 2020. Abstract Publication Number 13.
5. Bateman, M., Parveen, S., Brickell, B., Romoser, C., & Passmore, T. (2020). Effect of a Rural Multidisciplinary Community Program on Postural Stability Among Parkinsonism. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), 292-293.
6. Anand, S., Patel, S., & Parveen, S. (2018). Speech prosody and naturalness: Potential treatment outcome measures for speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(12): e214. Doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2018.09.078
7. Parveen, S., Headrick, K., & Payne, N. (2018). Long-term effects of a group based intervention among individuals with PD. Movement Disorders, 33(Suppl 1). S39.
8. Parveen, S. (2017). Comparison of executive functioning skills in individuals with Parkinson disease and individuals with traumatic brain injury. Proceedings of the Third Neurological Disorders Summit (NDS- 2017). Journal of Neurology & Experimental Neuroscience, 3(Suppl 1). S43. http://doiorg/10.17756/jnen.2017-suppl1
Summary of Selected Research Projects
June 2022- Present Effects of cognitive stimulation among people with and without dementias
Role: Primary investigator
Project Description: The aim is to determine possible benefits of cognitive stimulation program among people with and without dementia in different community settings (including those living at home, assisting living facilities, and nursing homes).
January 2020- Present Perception of Parkinson-related symptoms and perception of unmet needs among different groups (including individuals with PD, families, and health-care professionals)
With Cindy Washington
Role: Primary investigator
Project Description: The aim is to identify the knowledge and understanding of Parkinson disease related symptoms and perception of unmet needs within Oklahoma and other underserved areas.
May 2019- Present Activities to help develop treatment goal writing skills
With Karen Copeland (Oklahoma State University)
Project Description: The aim is to incorporate different in-class activities to foster and facilitate effective treatment goal writing skills among undergraduate and graduate students of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
December 2019- Present Benefits of Community-Based Multidisciplinary Programs for Individuals with Parkinson Disease and their Families: Stillwater CANe (Communication, Arts, Nutrition, Exercise) Project
With Tim Passmore, and Gena Wollenberg (Oklahoma State University)
Project Description: The aim is to develop and examine long-term benefits of community- based multidisciplinary programs for individuals with Parkinson disease and their communication partners (including family members and friends).
July 2018- Present Impact of Application-Based Projects on Students’ Learning Outcomes
With Kristi Dickey and Gina Morris (Oklahoma State University)
Role: Primary investigator
Project Description: The aim is to examine efficacy of application-based projects including treatment kits on self-efficacy and knowledge of students in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Outreach in Stillwater Community
I have been associated with the Stillwater Parkinson Disease Support Group as its group facilitator since 2015. Due to COVID-19 related guidelines, we currently meet online. We also have guest speakers from the local community and surrounding areas who share their knowledge and expertise related to Parkinson disease during our monthly meetings.
Please contact me if you would like to know more about the group or would like to attend one of our meetings as a guest speaker, volunteer or as a member. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 405-744-5116 for further details. Or visit the Stillwater PD Support Group website: https://stillwaterpdsupport.weebly.com/
We provide SPEAK OUT!® program aimed at improving the voice and communication deficits associated with Parkinson disease (PD) and similar disorders at the OSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. In addition, we offer twice-a-week free LOUD Crowd® sessions for folks who have completed the SPEAK OUT!® program either at our clinic or elsewhere. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kristi Carpenter (email@example.com or 405-744-8939) or the OSU Speech and Hearing Clinic (405-744-6021) for any queries or additional information about these programs.
Stillwater CANe Project
Stillwater CANe (Communication, Arts, Nutrition, Exercise) Project
The Stillwater CANe (Communication, Arts, Nutrition, Exercise) Project is a community-based multidisciplinary program aimed for people with Parkinson disease (PD) or other forms of PD and their family members living in Stillwater (Oklahoma) and neighboring areas. Keeping in mind the multimodality nature of PD, the program includes four different components of intervention- physical exercise, speech and communication, social and emotional support, diet and nutrition, and arts. Any person with a diagnosis of PD or one of the PD-plus conditions is eligible to participate in any of these group activities. The program currently offers free weekly group activities for people with PD or other forms of PD. This includes physical exercises aimed at improving physical activity, balance and mobility as well as speech and cognitive activities (through SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd®) for effective communication. These groups are facilitated by trained healthcare professionals and different subject experts affiliated with OSU. Following are the different community programs currently being offered:
1. Weekly Exercise Group: Includes different forms of exercise routines such as standing and seated exercises, Tai Chi, Boxing, and other recreational therapy-based programs.
2. Weekly LOUD Crowd® Group: Includes group-based maintenance of speech and cognitive skills with the use of SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® workbooks. We have both in-person and online formats of the LOUD Crowd® group.
3. Monthly PD Social Group: A platform to discuss different emotional, psychological, social, and daily aspects of living with PD or different forms of PD or caring for someone with PD or different forms of PD.
4. Monthly PD Nutrition Group: Includes discussions about ways to become more aware of one’s diet and importance of healthy nutrition.
5. PD Arts Group: A platform to come together and work on different creative projects including different forms of art. No prior art experience is required to be participate in this group.
The Stillwater CANe program aims to increase education, awareness, and provide meaningful intervention to existing and newly diagnosed people with PD in a residential community in Oklahoma: The proposed project is unique in the area as it involves collaboration between faculty members of Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the local Stillwater community thereby making the best use of available expertise in PD assessment and management and available infrastructure and utilities.
The Stillwater CANe Project has recently been successfully funded by two external grants. The first grant source is the Community Grant of Parkinson’s Foundation. This grant program is specifically aimed to help fund education and outreach programs that address unmet needs of individuals with PD including those living with underserved and underrepresented regions. Second, components of the Stillwater CANe Project are funded through the 2019 Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award (AARC). This award is intended to support the academic-research careers of faculty members in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are in early stages of their career.
As part of the Stillwater CANe Project, a 1-day educational event was organized on Aug 3rd, 2019 focusing on medical and non-medical aspects of living with PD. For more information about the Stillwater CANe Project and the Stillwater PD Support Group, please visit the website: https://stillwaterpdsupport.weebly.com/
Virtual LOUD Crowd® group, June 2020