Mary V. Andrianopoulos

Mary Andrianopoulos
Associate Professor
Communication Disorders Building, Room #313
413-545-0551

mva@comdis.umass.edu

U.S. DOE Research to Training Grants Website

Education: 

B.S., University of Vermont, 1979; M.S., University of Utah, 1983, Ph.D., 1988; Post-doctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic, 1988-1990; CCC-SLP.

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Neurological Substrates and Neuropathologies of Speech and Language, Motor Speech Disorders, Voice Disorders, Prosody and Speech Atypicalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Evidence-Based Telemedicine Service Delivery Models.

Research Description: 

I conduct research on individuals with neurodevelopmental and acquired neurologic communication disorders to better understand the underlying motor programming, motor planning, and motor execution mechanisms affecting speech, voice, and prosody. A main focus of my work has been to develop and utilize operational metrics to better quantify speech, voice and prosodic abilities and speech atypicalities in both children and adults, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am a co-investigator and co-author of the Language Neutral Assessment of Motor Speech (LAMS) protocol developed to identify motor speech and phonologic abilities of very young and hard-to-test children with neurodevelopmental syndromes. Under the auspices of U.S. Department of Education, I have developed a graduate training program for masters and doctoral students to study and deliver evidence-based interventions to children with multiple and complex communicative disabilities, such as Autism, using Telemedicine/Telepractice service delivery models.

Key Publications: 

Gargan, C., & Andrianopoulos, M. (2019). Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Grammatical Prosody in Adolescents with Autism. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. (In Review).

Kurland, J., Stanek, E., Stokes, P., Minming L., & Andrianopoulos, M. (2016). Intensive Language Action Therapy in Chronic Aphasia: A Randomized Clinical Trial Examining Guidance by Constraint. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. 1;25 (4S): 798-812.

Rupela, V., Velleman, S., & Andrianopoulos, M. (2016) Motor Speech Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Descriptive Study. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology. 18(1), 1-10.

Zobel-Lachiusa, J., Andrianopoulos, M., Mailloux, Z., & Cermak, S. (2015) Differences and Mealtime Behavior in Children With Autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 69 (5), 1-8.

Andrianopoulos, M., Zaretsky, E., McGuigan, C., & Warshaw, R. (2015). Perceptual Characteristics of Spontaneous Speech in Autism: Are We Discriminating Listeners? BUCLD39 Proceedings. (1), 52-61.