John C. Thorne, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
- 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 (e.g., children exposed prenatally to alcohol)
- Utilization of computer technologies in treatment for childhood language impairments
Mattson, J.T., Thorne, J.C. & Kover, S.T. (2020). Relationship between task-based and parent report-based measures of attention and executive function in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Volume 6, issue 3 , 176–188. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40817-020-00089-0
Jirikowic, Thorne, McLaughlin, Waddington, Lee, & Astley Hemingway (2020) Prevalence and patterns of sensory processing behaviors in a large clinical sample of children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103617.
Astley Hemingway, Bledsoe, Brooks, Davies, Jirikowic, Olson, & Thorne (2019) Comparison of the 4-Digit Code, Canadian 2015, Australian 2016 and Hoyme 2016 fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic guidelines. Advances in Pediatric Research, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, No. 31. https://dx.doi.org/10.35248%2F2385-45220.127.116.11.
McLaughlin, S., Thorne, J. C., Waddington, T., Lau, B. & Lee, A.K.C. (2019). Listening difficulties in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: more than a problem of audibility. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-H-18-0359.
Hemingway, S. J. A., Bledsoe, J. M., Davies, J. K., Brooks, A., Jirikowic, T., Olson, E. M., Thorne, J. C. (2019). Twin study confirms virtually identical prenatal alcohol exposures can lead to markedly different fetal alcohol spectrum disorder outcomes - fetal genetics influences fetal vulnerability. Advances in Pediatric Research 5(23), 1-19. https://www.longdom.org/articles/twin-study-confirms-virtually-identical-prenatal-alcohol-exposures-can-lead-to-markedly-different-fetal-alcohol-spectrum.pdf.
Astley S. J., Bledsoe, J. M., Davies, J. K., & Thorne, J. C. (2017). Comparison of the FASD 4-digit code and Hoyme et al. 2016 FASD diagnostic guidelines. Advances in Pediatric Research 4 (3), 1-26. Available at http://www.longdom.org/articles/comparison-of-the-fasd-4digit-code-and-hoyme-et-al-2016-fasddiagnostic-guidelines.pdf.
Thorne, J. C. (2017). Accentuate the negative: grammatical errors during narrative production as a clinical marker of central nervous system abnormality in school-aged children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 60 (12), 3523-3537. https://pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-17-0128.
Thorne, J. C., & Coggins, T.E. (2016). 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, 25 (4), 532-546. https://pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0124.
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.
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 Diseases, First 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 Disorders: Ames, 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.