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 (with an emphasis, currently, on children exposed prenatally to alcohol)
- Utilization of computer technologies in treatment for childhood language impairments
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
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.