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Curriculum Vitae: 

Speech & Hearing Sciences
1417 NE 42nd St, Seattle, WA 98105

Diane L.

Professor and Chair
Research Scientist, VAMC Puget Sound
Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh (1999)
MA, Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Fullerton (1989)
BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University (1986)
Clinical Fellowship, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, California (1989)
Academic Expertise: 
Dr. Kendall's research focuses on rehabilitation of aphasia, and in particular, understanding the theoretical relationship between phonology (sounds) and word retrieval deficits.
Honors & Awards: 
2006 Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 Clinical Achievement Award, Washington State Speech and Hearing Association
2012 Outstanding Clinical Achievement, American Speech and Hearing Association
2013 Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa

Dr. Kendall joined the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department in 2008.  Her research program is focused on rehabilitation of aphasia with a particular emphasis on understanding the underlying mechanisms of the relationship between phonology and word retrieval in individuals with aphasia.  Since 1998 she has been involved in language rehabilitation trials by employing the organizing structure for conducting clinical-outcome research that has been outlined in terms of a five-phase model (Robey, 2004).  She completed a series of Phase I through Phase III studies on the influence of phonomotor treatment on word retrieval deficits in persons with aphasia. Dr. Kendall has been involved in large scale aphasia rehabilitation trials since my faculty appointment at the University of Florida and the VA RR&D Brain Rehabilitation and Research Center.  

Recent Publications
The Link Between Verbal Short-Term Memory and Anomia Treatment Gains. (2019 May 21) Am J Speech Lang Pathol Zimmerman RM, Silkes JP, Kendall DL, Minkina I

Effects of Phonomotor Treatment on discourse production. (2019) Aphasiology 33(2): 125-139 Silkes JP, Fergadiotis G, Pompon RH, Torrence J, Kendall DL

The Relationship Between Non-Orthographic Language Abilities and Reading Performance in Chronic Aphasia: An Exploration of the Primary Systems Hypothesis. (2018 Dec 10) J Speech Lang Hear Res 61(12): 3038-3054 Madden EB, Conway T, Henry ML, Spencer KA, Yorkston KM, Kendall DL

Modifying and Validating a Measure of Chronic Stress for People With Aphasia. (2018 Dec 10) J Speech Lang Hear Res 61(12): 2934-2949 Hunting Pompon R, Amtmann D, Bombardier C, Kendall D

Links Between Short-Term Memory and Word Retrieval in Aphasia. (2018 Mar 1) Am J Speech Lang Pathol 27(1S): 379-391 Minkina I, Martin N, Spencer KA, Kendall DL