The Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Annual Lecture

2016 Oyer Lecture

2017 Oyer Lecture

3 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017
Room B117, Wells Hall, MSU

Dr. Scott Dailey will be the presenter at the 2017 Oyer Lecture.  The topic for the lecture is areas of research in cleft speech, with emphasis on how this relates to clinical work, as well as additional discussion of cleft/craniofacial feeding and swallow research with clinical application.

Dr. Dailey has been a practicing clinician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery for the past 16 years. He primarily works in pediatrics, with specialization in the areas of speech, swallowing, and feeding disorders related to cleft lip and palate, as well as craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Dailey holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa and he has presented at invited lectures and workshops on pediatric feeding and cleft speech and swallowing disorders both nationally and internationally. He is also currently serving as Assistant Coordinator for ASHA Special Interest Group 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. In addition, he is an active member of the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association as well as the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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About the Oyer Lecture

The Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Annual Lecture on Communication Disorders and Human Development is an endowed lectureship established in 1990 for Drs. Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer. Herbert J. Oyer came to MSU in 1960 as associate professor and the director of Speech and Hearing Clinic. In 1965, he was named Chairperson of the Department of Speech. He set out to improve and upgrade the program by recruiting new faculty and graduate students, and by locating and developing funding sources to support the Departments educational, clinical, and research activities. Through his efforts, funds were made available to aid in the 1969 construction of the speech-language-hearing clinic now bearing his name. Dr. Oyer served as the Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences from 1971-75 and Dean of the Graduate School from 1975-82. The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders hosts this annual lecture, which highlights topics in speech, language and hearing. Beginning in 2013, the lecture began to be planned and organized by the CSD GSAC which is a student run organization with in the Master's program. This provides students with leadership experiences and opportunities to interact with nationally recognized researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Past Oyer Lectures


John Rosenbek, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida and adjunct professor at Michigan State University
Swallowing in Neurogenerative Disease

Dr. Rosenbek is a Fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors in the Kleffner Career Clinic Award, the Kwana Lifetime Achievement in Publications, and the Honors of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Dr. Rosenbek has retired from the University of Florida and is still practicing in the field of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. He recently completed his 45th year of practice, and is currently a clinical consultant. He also serves on a variety of Advisory Boards, and is a continuing education provider in the United States and abroad.

His current research focuses on early identification of disease based on speech and language performance with his colleagues.


Kenn Apel, Ph.D., University of South Carolina and Cynthia Puranik, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Looking at Literacy through the Lens of Speech-Language Pathology


Nidhi Mehendra, Ph.D. California State University East Bay
Lecture 1: Access to Speech-Language Pathology Services: Experiences and Barriers Reported by Minority Clients
Lecture 2: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention for Persons with Dementia: Let's Do This SLPs!


Gregory Lof, Ph.D. MGH Institute of Health Professions
Lecture 1: Science and Psuedoscience in CSD
Lecture 2: Logic, Theory, and Evidence Against the Use of Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises


Julius Fridriksson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Relying on Old "Tricks" to Treat Aphasia


Christy L. Ludlow, Ph.D., James Madison University
Central Nervous System Control of Voice and Speech in Humans


Jan Lewin, Ph.D., University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Larynx Cancer: Current Treatment Perspectives


Wayne Secord, Ph.D. Ohio State University
Pathways to Excellence in Communication Science and Disorders: Sciences, Motivation and Heart


Howard Shane, Ph.D., Boston Children's Hospital
Applying the Visual Strengths of Person on the Autism Spectrum to Communication Intervention


Henriette Langdon, San Diego State University
Working with CLD Populations in the 21st Century: Dilemmas and Solutions.


Walt Manning, Ph.D., The University of Memphis
Principles of Clinical Effectiveness: Facilitating Successful Change for People Who Sutter


Ray Kent, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Toward a Systems' Biology of Speech: Clinical and Research Implications in Communicative Disorders


Joseph Stemple, Ph.D., Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio
Principles of Voice Therapy: Then, Now, Future


Anne Limming, B.A., President of SHHH (Self-Help for the Hard-of-Hearing)
Perspectives on Hearing Impairment


Ronald B. Gillam, Ph.D., The University of Texas Information
Processing Disorders and Language Intervention


Linda J. Hood, Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Understanding Auditory Neuropathy: Current Issues in Evaluation and Management


Beth Mineo Mollica, Ph.D., University of Delaware
Language Representation in Augmentative Communication


Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D. Lehman College, CUNY, New York
Outcomes Assessment in the Aural Rehabilitation Process


Debbie Sell, Ph.D., Craniofacial Disorders Clinic, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Cleft Lip and Palate Management in the United Kingdom


Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Efficacy of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening


Felicie Affolter, Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
From Action to Interaction as the Root of Development: A Clinical Perspective


Mark Ross, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Environmental Acoustics & Speech Perception


Richard Austin, Michigan Secretary of State
Perspectives on Aging


Fred Bess, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Meeting the Hearing Health Care Needs of the Elderly


Loraine Obler, Ph.D., Emerson College
Language & Aging


David R. Beukelman, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Augmentative Communication

Oyer Lecture 25th Anniversary Tribute Video

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