Aphasia students

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


Tony Buchanan, St. Louis University

Melissa Duff, University of Iowa

Elliott Moore, Georgia Institute of Technology

Rupal Patel, Northeastern University

Scott Russell, Grady Memorial Hospital

Rebecca Shisler Marshall, University of Georgia

Graduate Research Assistants

Monika StacheMonika 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 SilvermanStacey 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.