Assistant Professor, Speech Language
Dr. Sadanand Singh Endowed Professor in Speech and Language Sciences
Director, Cognition and Language in Aphasia Laboratory
Phone: (619) 594-6558
Office: SLHS 229
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- Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, 2009
- M.S., Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin, 1990
- B.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, 1988
Professional Memberships / Affiliations
- American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders
- Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
- Academy of Aphasia
- Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Academic and Clinical Teaching Areas
- Cognitive-Communication Disorders
Dr. Silkes’ research focuses on understanding the implicit language mechanisms that are impaired in aphasia and the interface between implicit processes and explicit access in word retrieval. Her work includes a particular emphasis on the roles of short-term memory and attention on typical and impaired language processing. The ultimate goal of her research program is to develop more efficient, effective methods of aphasia rehabilitation.
- Zimmerman, R.M., Kendall, D., Silkes, J.P., and Minkina, I. (In press). The link between verbal short-term memory and anomia treatment gains. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
- Silkes, J.P., Fergadiotis, G., Hunting Pompon, R., Torrence, J., and Kendall, D.L. (2018). Effects of Phonomotor Treatment on discourse production. Aphasiology. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2018.1512080
- Silkes, J.P. (2018). Masked repetition priming treatment for anomia. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 61: 690-712. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-17-0192.
- Silkes, J.P. and Winterstein, K. (2017). Speech-language pathologists’ use of hearing screening for clients with aphasia: Challenges, potential solutions, and future directions. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-14-0181.
- Minkina, I., Oelke, M., Bislick, L. P., Brookshire, C. E., Pompon, R. H., Silkes, J. P. and Kendall, D. L. (2015). An investigation of aphasic naming error evolution following phonomotor treatment. Aphasiology. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1081139.
- Silkes J.P. (2015). Masked repetition priming in treatment of anomia: A Phase 2 study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0138
- Silkes, J.P. and Rogers, M.A. (2012). Masked priming in aphasia: Evidence of altered automatic spreading activation. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1613-1625.
- Silkes, J.P., Dierkes, K.A., and Kendall, D.L. (2012). Masked repetition priming effects on naming in aphasia: A phase I treatment study. Aphasiology, 27, 381-397. DOI:10.1080/02687038.2012.745475
- Silkes, J.P. (2012). Providing audiological services to people with aphasia: Considerations, preliminary recommendations, and a call for research. American Journal of Audiology, 21, 3-12.
- Silkes, J.P. and Rogers, M.A. (2010). Perception of visually masked stimuli by individuals with aphasia: A methodological assessment and preliminary theoretical implications. Aphasiology, 24, 763-774.