The People of the Aphasia & Motor Speech Disorders Laboratory
Research Lab Director: Jacqueline Laures-Gore, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Research Lab Members: Noelle Baldwin, Jennifer Love, Shenae March, Mathew Farina
Research Lab Recent Alumni: Lauren Clepper DeFife, Michaela Dubay, Penelope Leonard, Ellen Reaves, Kelly Yi
Graduate Research Assistants
Monika Stache works as a graduate research assistant in the Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders Lab. She is currently working on a study involving the use of imagery to increase naming skills in individuals with aphasia. Monika has lived in Atlanta her whole life and has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Georgia. She is now pursuing a masters degree at Georgia State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Stacey Silverman is a graduate research assistant in the Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders Lab. She assists Dr. Laures-Gore with various research studies as well as lab promotion. She is currently working on her Master’s thesis examining the benefits of laughter yoga on language and mood for people with aphasia. Stacey holds her B.S. in Communication Disorders from Armstrong State University and her B.A. in Theatre from Georgia College and State University. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University.