Sabiha Parveen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

sabiha parveenAssistant Professor & Graduate Program Director

Contact Information

Contact Information

Oklahoma State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
016 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

Lab Location

023 Murray Hall
Located in the basement of South Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078


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 my current academic position of Assistant Professor in Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) in Fall 2014.


I am interested in investigation of speech and cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson disease (PD), development of more effective speech and cognitive intervention programs for PD as well as quality of life related issues among individuals with PD. My other areas of interest include multicultural issues in Speech-Language Pathology and scholarship of teaching and learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Active Research Projects

  1. Changes in Prosody in Parkinson’s disease: The Speech Task Matters!
    The aim is to examine the role of different speech stimuli including reading, picture description tasks, and monologues on the prosodic performance of individuals with Parkinson disease.
  2. Short- and long-term effects of SPEAK OUT!®and LOUD Crowd®in individuals with Parkinson Disease and Parkinson Plus Conditions
    The aim is to examine the impact of SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® on speech, swallowing and cognitive performance of individuals with idiopathic Parkinson disease and Parkinson plus conditions including Corticobasal degeneration.
  3. Multidisciplinary intervention for Parkinson disease
    The aim is to examine role of community engagement and multidisciplinary intervention among individuals with Parkinson disease and their families.
  4. Role of application based projects in teaching students of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    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.



B.S. Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Eastern Regional Center, University of Calcutta, India.
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

Speech and Language Development
Communication Disorders in Children
Neurological Disorders

Publications and Conference Proceedings


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. (Impact Factor=  0.569) *Undergraduate Honors Thesis.

Rasheed, M.Z., Andrabi, S.S., Salman, M., Tabassum, H., Shaquiquzzaman, M., Parveen, S., & Parvez, S. (2018). Modulatory effects of melatonin against rotenone induced rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, 37(2), 139-150(Impact Factor= 1.246)

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. (Impact Factor= 1.239)

Parveen, S. (2016). Comparison of self and proxy ratings for motor performance    of individuals with Parkinson disease. Brain and Cognition, 103, 62-69. (Impact Factor= 2.399)

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. (Impact Factor= 1.239)

Parveen, S., & Goberman, A. M. (2012). Presence of stop bursts and multiple bursts in younger and older adults. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 15(4), 265-272.

Goberman, A.M., Recker, B., & Parveen, S. (2010). Performance effect: Does the presence of a microphone influence Parkinsonian speech? Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 40-45.

Raut, N., Parveen, S., Chattopadhyay, D., & Kishore, M.T. (2008). Risk factors of hearing impairment in Indian children: A retrospective case-file study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 31 (4). 293-296. (Impact Factor= 1.144)

Conference Proceedings

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.

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

Patel, S., Parveen, S., & Anand, S. (2016). Prosodic changes in Parkinson’s disease. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140 (4), 3442.

Outreach in Stillwater Community

Outreach in Stillwater Community

I am involved as a facilitator for the Stillwater Parkinson Disease Support Group under the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. We meet once a month (first Tuesdays of each month) at Stillwater Medical Center to discuss about different aspects of Parkinson disease. 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 and/or 405-744-5116 for further details.

We also provide a SPEAK OUT!® program aimed at improving the voice and communication deficits assocoiated with Parkinson disease (PD) and similar disorders. In addition, we offer twice-a-week free LOUD Crowd® sessions for folks who have completed the SPEAK OUT!® program. Contact Ms. Donita Tefft ( or 405-744-7952) or the OSU Speech and Hearing Clinic (405-744-6021) for any queries or additional information about these programs. 

PD Bootcamp

August 2018: I organized a 3-day free Parkinson Disease Bootcamp for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and their family members at OSU-Stillwater campus during Aug. 9-11, 2018. The event was funded through the Arts & Sciences Community Engagement Grant for the year 2018-19. Approximately 50 people from within and around Stillwater attended the event. The event included several presentations on topics including speech and communication changes and related therapy options, physical therapy, nutrition, family relationships, art sessions, and role of hearing in PD.  

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