Phone: 
+1 206 543-7944; or 206-598-3987
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Clinical Training Unit - CHDD; Speech and Hearing Sciences
Office: 
CD 380 (CHDD); EGL 307
Box: 
354875

John C.
 
Thorne
,
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lecturer & Researcher
Center on Human Development and Disability
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network
Education: 
University of Washington Ph.D. 2010 Speech & Hearing Sciences
University of New Mexico MS 1997 Communication Disorders
New Mexico State University MA 1989 Curriculum & Instruction
New Mexico State University BA 1987 English

Research Interests

  • Reliable and valid diagnosis & classification of language disorders particularly in school-aged children
  • Language sample analysis as a tool for clinical decision making
  • Childhood language disorders and their comorbidity with other cognitive, developmental, and mental health impairments (with an emphasis, currently, on children exposed prenatally to alcohol)
  • Utilization of computer technologies in treatment for childhood language impairments

Publications

Research Papers

Thorne, J. C., & Coggins,  T.E. (in press) Cohesive referencing errors during narrative production as clinical evidence of central nervous system abnormality in school-aged children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Jerger, S., & Thorne, J. C. (2016) Exploring the Utility of a School-Age Narrative Microstructure Index: Proportion of Restricted Utterances. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools47(2): 171-80

Thorne, J. C., & Coggins, T. E. (2008). A diagnostically promising technique for tallying nominal reference errors in the narratives of school-aged children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 43 (5), 570-594. Available at http://depts.washington.edu/fasdpn/pdfs/thorne2008.pdf

Thorne, J. C., Coggins, T. E., Carmichael-Olsen, H., & Astley, S. J. (2007). Exploring the utility of narrative analysis in diagnostic decision-making: Picture-bound reference, elaboration, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50(2). Available at http://jslhr.asha.org/cgi/content/abstract/50/2/459

Oelschlaeger, M. L., & Thorne, J. C. (1999). Application of the correct information unit analysis to the naturally occurring conversation of a person with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42(3), 636-648. Available at http://jslhr.asha.org/cgi/content/abstract/42/3/636

Dissertation

Thorne, J.C. (2010). Tallying Reference Errors in Narratives: Integrative Language Function, Impairment, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders  (Doctoral dissertation). Open access at https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/16321

Assessment materials (under development)

Thorne, J. C. (2006). Tallying reference errors in narrative: University of Washington. Available https://johncthorne.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/treinwebmanual.pdf

Thorne, J. C. (2004). The semantic elaboration coding system: University of Washington. Available at https://johncthorne.wordpress.com/the-semantic-elaboration-coding-system/.

Book Chapters (Invited)

Thorne, J. C., Jirikowic, T., Davies, J., & Brooks, A. (March, 2010). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In R. Nass & F. Yitzchak (Eds.), Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric DiseasesFirst Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Coggins, T. E., & Thorne, J. C. (April, 2010). Substance abuse and childhood language disorders. In J. S. Damico, M. J. Ball & N. Muller (Eds.), Handbook Of Language And Speech DisordersAmes, IA, Blackwell.

Thorne, J. C., & Coggins, T. E. (2015). Multilingual Perspectives on Language and Communication Development in Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In Janet Patterson, J & Rodriguez B. L.Multilingual Perspectives on Child Language Disorders. Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters.

Recent Publications
Cohesive Referencing Errors During Narrative Production as Clinical Evidence of Central Nervous System Abnormality in School-Aged Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. (2016 Nov 1) Am J Speech Lang Pathol 25(4): 532-546 Thorne JC, Coggins TE

Exploring the Utility of a School-Age Narrative Microstructure Index: Proportion of Restricted Utterances. (2016 Apr 1) Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch 47(2): 171-80 Jerger S, Thorne JC

A diagnostically promising technique for tallying nominal reference errors in the narratives of school-aged children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). (2008 Sep-Oct) Int J Lang Commun Disord 43(5): 570-94 Thorne JC, Coggins T

Exploring the utility of narrative analysis in diagnostic decision making: picture-bound reference, elaboration, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. (2007 Apr) J Speech Lang Hear Res 50(2): 459-74 Thorne JC, Coggins TE, Carmichael Olson H, Astley SJ