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Clinical Training Unit - CHDD; Speech and Hearing Sciences
Office: 
CD 380 (CHDD)
Box: 
354875

John C.
 
Thorne
,
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Teaching Professor & 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 (e.g., children exposed prenatally to alcohol)
  • Utilization of computer technologies in treatment for childhood language impairments

Publications

Selected Papers

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%2F2385-4529.19.6.31.  

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 Researchhttps://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.

 

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
Prevalence and patterns of sensory processing behaviors in a large clinical sample of children with prenatal alcohol exposure. (2020 May) Res Dev Disabil 100(): 103617 Jirikowic TL, Thorne JC, McLaughlin SA, Waddington T, Lee AKC, Astley Hemingway SJ

Comparison of the 4-Digit Code, Canadian 2015, Australian 2016 and Hoyme 2016 fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic guidelines. (2019) Adv Pediatr Res 6(2): Hemingway SJA, Bledsoe JM, Brooks A, Davies JK, Jirikowic T, Olson E, Thorne JC

Listening Difficulties in Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: More Than a Problem of Audibility. (2019 May 21) J Speech Lang Hear Res 62(5): 1532-1548 McLaughlin SA, Thorne JC, Jirikowic T, Waddington T, Lee AKC, Astley Hemingway SJ

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. (2017 Dec 20) J Speech Lang Hear Res 60(12): 3523-3537 Thorne JC

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