Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty/Supervisors

  • Shawn Sullivan M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Erin Walsh M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Tara Pagotto AuD. CCC/A
  • Erin Knoepfel M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maura McGuire M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maria Balakier M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Byron Almekinder M.S.
  • Kelly Somers M.S.

Bruce Wisenburn Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Faculty

bwisenburn@marywood.edu

I received a B.S. in Communication Disorders from UMass Amherst, an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa, an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University, and a Ph.D in Speech-Language Pathology from the University at Buffalo. My research interests are in augmentative/alternative communication (including the use of natural language processing to improve AAC systems, and on AAC for people who speak Spanish), and aphasia (especially synthesizing the evidence-based clinical research). I have also worked clinically in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and nursing homes with a wide variety of adult acquired communication disorders. I am also the director, along with Cheryl King of St. Joseph's Center, of the Scranton Area Augmentative/Alternative Communication Center.

Research / Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wisenburn, B., & Crawley, E. (2013). Production accuracy of six Spanish speech synthesis voices for single nonsense words. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 20, 24—34.

Wisenburn, B. (2010). An Objective Review of Word Finding Treatments for Aphasia. Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association Journal.

Wisenburn, B, & Mahoney, K. (2009). A meta-analysis of word-finding
treatments for aphasia. Aphasiology, 23, 1338—1352.

Wisenburn, B., & Higginbotham, D. J. (2009). Participant evaluations
of rate and communication efficacy of an AAC application using natural
language processing. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 25,
78—89.

Wisenburn, B., & Higginbotham, D.J., (2008). An AAC application using
speaking partner speech recognition to automatically produce
contextually relevant utterances: Objective results. Augmentative and
Alternative Communication, 24, 100—109.

Other Publications

Wisenburn, B. (2004). Research issue of speech recognition accuracy
measurements: Comments on Kotler and Tam (2002). Augmentative and
Alternative Communication, 20, 42.

Mosheim, J. (2007, June 18). [Interview with Bruce Wisenburn.] AAC
services for Spanish speakers. Advance Magazine, 17, 6—9. Available
at: http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/PrintFriendly.aspx?CC=93869

National/International Presentations

Wisenburn, B., DeVivo, M., Gianesses, M., Olsen, L., Pulcini, M., & Sullivan, K. (November, 2013). Systematic Review of Single-Subject Agrammatism Studies. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Wisenburn, B., Nastelli, M., & Crawley, E. (November, 2013). Meta-Analysis of Agrammatism Therapies for Target Goals. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Wisenburn, B., Davis, A., Dulsky, M., Long, A., Palmer, M., & Zbylut, S. (November, 2012). Meta-Analysis of Agrammatism Therapies for Different Measures of Expressive Language. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Wisenburn, B., & Crawley, E. (August, 2012). Spanish Speech Synthesis Intelligibility for Single Nonsense Words. Poster presented at the biennial conference of the International Society of Augmentative-Alternative Communication, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wisenburn, B. (November 2011) An Objective Review of Evidence & Procedures for Agrammatism Therapies.  Mini-seminar presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, SanDiego, CA.

Wisenburn, B., Donahue, C., & Sobrinski, M. (November 2010) A Meta-analysis of therapy efficacy for agrammatism due to aphasia. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wisenburn, B., (November, 2009). Meta-analysis of anomia therapies in
relation to underlying deficits. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wisenburn, B., (November, 2009). Language Disorders in Adults:
Objective Review of Therapies for Anomia Due to Aphasia. Seminar
presented at the annual convention of the
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wisenburn, B. (November, 2008). Anomia treatment efficacy depending on
aphasia type & severity & on therapy amount: A meta-analysis. Poster
presented at the annual convention of the
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Wisenburn, B. (November, 2007). A meta-analysis of word finding
therapies. Poster presented at the annual convention of the
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Wisenburn, B., & Wisenburn, R. (November, 2004). Intelligibility of
four Spanish speech synthesis voices for single words. Poster
presented at the annual convention of the
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wisenburn, B., Higginbotham, D.J. (November, 2004). The use of natural
language processing for augmentative-alternative communication
utterance generation. Poster presented at the annual convention of the
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Wisenburn, B., Higginbotham, D.J. (November, 2003). Use of natural
language processing for an AAC application. Poster presented at the
annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
Chicago, IL.

Wisenburn, B., & Higginbotham, D.J. (November, 2000). A word-processor
macro to assist in language analysis. Poster presented at the annual
convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
Washington, DC.

Wisenburn, B., & Higginbotham, D.J. (November, 1998). An AAC
application for use on palmtop computers. Poster presented at the
annual convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
San Antonio, TX.


Presentations

Wisenburn, B., Nastelli, M. (April, 2013). Meta-Analysis of Agrammatism Therapies Within Various Language Areas. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA.

Wisenburn, B. (October, 2012). Agrammatism Therapy: Procedures and Evidence. Webinar presentation for the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Wisenburn, B., Boucher, D. (April, 2011). A meta-Analysis of Single-Subject Treatment Studies for Anomia. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wisenburn, B. (April, 2008). Communication and rate enhancement strategies for AAC. Presentation for the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Wisenburn, B., & Wisenburn, R. (April, 2007). AAC Strategies for Spanish Speakers, Presentation for the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Buffalo, NY.