2022 Three Minute Thesis

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) Is a rare and widely unknown disease, often resulting in misdiagnosis and nonproductive therapy. It is a relapsing inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system and attacks the brain, resulting in severe physical &/or visual disability (Pfeuffer et al., 2017). What little knowledge we have about NMOSD, we hold an even smaller amount about its effects on speech and communication; which is what this case history study aims to answer. Due to the lack of information regarding NMOSD’s effects on an individual’s speech and communication abilities, assessments were performed in order to start providing possible examples and outcomes (i.e., ALS-CBS & QAB-remote) for future clinicians and professionals.

Start Date

11-11-2022 12:00 PM

End Date

11-11-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Graduate College, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Angela Burda

Department

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Comments

  • Heat 1, Group 2 - Rm. 301 ScholarSpace, Rod Library
  • Award Selection Process: The top two from each group in the first heat advanced to the final round to present again. Winners were selected from the Final round.
  • Graduate Program: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Performance on Language and Cognitive Testing

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) Is a rare and widely unknown disease, often resulting in misdiagnosis and nonproductive therapy. It is a relapsing inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system and attacks the brain, resulting in severe physical &/or visual disability (Pfeuffer et al., 2017). What little knowledge we have about NMOSD, we hold an even smaller amount about its effects on speech and communication; which is what this case history study aims to answer. Due to the lack of information regarding NMOSD’s effects on an individual’s speech and communication abilities, assessments were performed in order to start providing possible examples and outcomes (i.e., ALS-CBS & QAB-remote) for future clinicians and professionals.