Academic curriculum vita

PÉLAGIE MARITZ BEESON
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0071
Phone: (520) 621-9879 Fax: (520) 621-9901
Email: pelagie@email.arizona.edu

CV in PDF format

 

Education

William Woods College 1971-72  
University of Kansas 1972-75 B.S. 1975 Speech Pathology
University of Kansas 1975-76 M.A. 1976 Speech Pathology
University of Arizona 1979-81
1986-90
Ph.D. 1990 Speech & Hearing Sciences
Minor: Psychology
Master's Thesis The Effect of Gestural Training on the Acquisition of Lexical Items
Doctoral Dissertation Memory Impairment Associated with Stroke and Aphasia
 

Professional Employment

2011-current Professor and Head, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
2009-current Professor, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences and Department of Neurology
2001-2009 Associate Professor, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences and Department of Neurology
2000-2001 Associate Research Scientist, National Center for Neurogenic Communication
Disorders, and Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Dept. of Neurology
1995-current Consultant, Speech Pathology Section, Tucson Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
1990-94 Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Rehab Institute of Tucson
1995-current Consultant, Speech Pathology Section, Tucson Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
1995-current Associate Faculty Member of Gerontological Studies, University of Arizona
1991-2000 Assistant Research Scientist, National Center for Neurogenic Communication
 Disorders, University of Arizona
1990-2000 Assistant Research Scientist, Departments of Speech & Hearing Sciences and Neurology, University of Arizona
1984-86 Program Coordinator, American Indian Professional Training Program in Speech
Pathology & Audiology, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University
of Arizona
1982-84 Clinical Supervisor and Academic Tutor
American Indian Professional Training Program in Speech Pathology & Audiology,
Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona
1976-79 Speech Language Pathologist
Alaska Crippled Children and Adults Speech and Language Center, Fairbanks;
Instructor, Speech Pathology, University of Alaska – Fairbanks

 

 

Honors and Awards

2012 College of Science Distinguished Career Teaching Award
2004 Keynote Speaker, International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Milos, Greece
2001 Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1998 Voted to Academy of Aphasia
1998 Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Mentor, University of Arizona
1996 Elected to Steering Committee for ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Communication Disorders
1995 Elected to Steering Committee for ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Communication Disorders
1987 Faculty/Staff Award: Outstanding Contribution to Native American Students, University of Arizona
 

Professional Certifications and Association Membership

Member, American Speech Language Hearing Association
Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Member, Arizona Speech Language Hearing Association
Member, International Neuropsychological Society
Member, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Member, Academy of Aphasia
Member, National Aphasia Association
Board Certified by Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in Neurologic Communication Disorders in Adults, Since 1994
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association, l977
 

Books Published

Plante, E. & Beeson, P.M. (2012). Communication and communication disorders: A clinical introduction, Fourth Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Plante, E. & Beeson, P.M. (2008). Communication and communication disorders: A clinical introduction, Third Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Rapp, B. & Beeson, P.M. (Eds.) (2003). Dysgraphia: cognitive processes, remediation, and neural substrates. Special volume of Aphasiology. Psychology Press: Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

Selected Book Chapters

Beeson, P.M., Rising, K. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2011). Acquired impairments of reading and writing. L.L. LaPointe (Ed.) Aphasia and related neurogenic language disorders, 4th Edition. NY: Thieme Publishers (pp. 121-137).
Beeson, P.M. & Henry, M.L. (2008). Comprehension and production of written words. In. R. Chapey (Ed.). Language intervention strategies in adult aphasia, Fifth Edition, pp. 654-688.. Baltimore, MD: Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins.
Beeson, P.M. & Holland, A.L. (2007). Aphasia groups in a university setting. In R.Elman (Ed), Group treatment of neurogenic communication disorders: The expert clinician's approach, Second Edition. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2006). Treatment of alexia and agraphia. In J. H. Noseworthy (Ed), Neurological therapeutics: Principles and practice, Second Edition (pp. 3045-3060). London: Martin Dunitz.
Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2006). The aphasias. In P.J. Snyder and P.D. Nussbaum (Eds.), Clinical neuropsychology: A pocket handbook for assessment, Second Edition (pp. 436‑459). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2003). Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of writing disorders. In P. Halligan, Kischka, and J. Marshall (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 281-301). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2002). Neuroanatomical correlates of spelling and writing. In A.E. Hillis (Ed.). Handbook on adult language disorders: Integrating cognitive neuropsychology, neurology, and rehabilitation (pp. 71-99). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2002). Clinical diagnosis and treatment of spelling disorders. In A. E. Hillis (Ed.). Handbook on adult language disorders: Integrating cognitive neuropsychology, neurology, and rehabilitation (pp. 101-120). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2002). Agraphia. In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the human brain (pp. 71-86). San Diego: Elsevier Science.
 

Refereed Journal Publications

Meinzer, M., Cappa, S., Crosson, B., Beeson, P.M., Crinion, J., Kiran, S., & Thompson, C.K. (2012). Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: Consensus and practical guidelines for data analysis. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.058

Henry, M., Beeson, P.M., Alexander, G. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2012). Written language impairments in primary progressive aphasia: A reflection of damage to central semantic and phonological processes.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24 (2), 261-275.

KIm, E.S., Rapcsak, S.Z., Andersen, S.M., & Beeson, P.M. (2011). Multimodal alexia: Neuropsychological mechanisms and implications for treatment. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3551-3562. PDF
Beeson, P.M., King, R.M., Bonakdarpour, B., Henry, M.L., Cho, H., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2011). Positive effects of language treatment for the logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 45, 724–736. DOI: 10.1007/s12031-011-9579-2. PDF
Kim, E.S., Rapcsak, S.Z., Andersen, S.M., & Beeson, P.M. (2011). Multimodal alexia: Neuropsychological mechanisms and implications for treatment. Neuropsychologia, 49 (13), 3551-3562. PDF
Beeson, P.M., Rising, K., Kim, E. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2010). A treatment sequence for phonological alexia/agraphia. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research 53, 450-468.  PDF
Andersen, S.M., Rapcsak, S.Z., & Beeson, P.M. (2010).  Cost function masking during normalization of brains with focal lesions: Still a necessity?  NeuroImage, 53(1), 78-84.
Rapcsak, S.Z., Beeson, P.M., Henry, M.L., Leyden, A., Kim, E., Rising, K., Andersen, S. Cho, H. (2009). Phonological dyslexia and dysgraphia: cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates. Cortex, 45, 575-591. PDF
Beeson, P.M., Rising, K., Kim, E.S., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2008). A novel method for examining response to spelling treatment. Aphasiology, 22, 707-717. PDF
Antonucci, SA, Beeson, PM, Labiner, D, & Rapcsak, SZ. (2008). Naming and semantic knowledge in patients with left inferior temporal lobe lesions, Aphasiology, 22 (3), 281-304.
Henry, M.L., Beeson, P.M., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2008) Treatment for anomia in semantic dementia. Seminars in speech and language, 29(1), 60-70.
Henry, M.L., Beeson, P.M., & Rapscak, S.Z. (2008). Treatment for lexical retrieval in progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 22, 828-838.
Kim, E.S., Bayles, K.A., Beeson, P.M. (2008). Instruction processing in young and older adults: Contributions of memory span. Aphasiology, 22, 753-762.
Raymer, A.M., Beeson, P.M., Holland, A., Kendall, D., Maher, L.M., Martin, N., Murray, L., Rose, M., Thompson, C. K., Turkstra, L., Altmann, Boyle, M., Conway, T., & Hula, W. (2008). Translational research in aphasia: From neuroscience to neurorehabilitation. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, S259-S275. PDF
Henry, M.L, Beeson, P.M., Stark, A.J., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2007). The role of left perisylvian cortical regions in spelling. Brain and Language, 100, 44-52. PDF
Rapcsak, S.Z., Henry, M.L., Teague, S., Carnahan, S.D., & Beeson, P.M. (2007). Do dual-route models accurately predict reading and spelling performance in individuals with acquired alexia and agraphia? Neuropsychologia, 45, 2519-2524.
Beeson, P.M. & Egnor, H. (2006). Combining treatment for written and spoken naming. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 816-827. PDF
Beeson, P.M. & Robey, R.R. (2006). Evaluating single-subject treatment research: Lessons learned from the aphasia literature. Neuropsychology Review, 16, 161-169. PDF
Orjada, S. & Beeson, P.M. (2005). Concurrent treatment for reading and spelling in aphasia . Aphasiology, 19. 341-351. PDF
Beeson, P.M., Magloire, J., & Robey, R.R. (2005). Letter-by-letter reading: Natural recovery and response to treatment. Behavioural Neurology, 16, 191-202. PDF
Beeson, P.M. (2004). Remediation of written language. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 11, 37-48. PDF
Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2004). The role of left posterior inferior temporal cortex in spelling. Neurology, 62, 2221-2229.
Beeson, P.M., Rapcsak, S.Z., Plante, E., Chargualaf, J., Chung, A., Johnson, S.C. & Trouard, T. (2003). The neural substrates of writing: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Aphasiology, 17, 647-665. PDF
Clausen, N. S. & Beeson, P.M. (2003). Conversational use of writing in severe aphasia. Aphasiology. 17, 625-644. PDF
Beeson, P. M., Rising, K., & Volk, J. (2003). Writing treatment for severe aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 46, 1038-1060. PDF
Rapp, B. & Beeson, P.M. (2003). Dysgraphia: cognitive processes, remediation, and neural substrates. Aphasiology, 17, 531-534.
Beeson, P.M., Hirsch, F., & Rewega, M. (2002). Successful single-word writing treatment: Experimental analysis of four cases. Aphasiology, 16, 473-491.
Beeson, P.M., Rewega, M.,Vail, S.M., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2000). Problem-solving approach to agraphia treatment: Interactive use of lexical and sublexical spelling routes. Aphasiology, 14, 551-565.
Beeson, P.M. (1999). Treating acquired writing impairment: Strengthening graphemic representations. Aphasiology, 13, 367-386.
Beeson, P.M. & Insalaco, D. (1998). Acquired alexia: Lessons from successful treatment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 4, 621-635. PDF
Beeson, P.M., Murray, L.L., & Holland, A.L. (1997). Naming famous people: An examination of tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon in aphasia and Alzheimer's disease. Aphasiology, 11, 323-336.
Beeson, P.M. & Holland, A.L. (1995). New technologies and intervention approaches: A new look at aphasia groups. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2, 85-88.
Beeson, P.M., Holland, A.L. & Murray, L.L. (1995). Confrontation naming and the provision of superordinate, coordinate, and other semantic information by individuals with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 4, 135-138.
Beeson, P.M., Bayles, K.A., Rubens, A.B., and Kaszniak, A.W. (1993). Memory impairment and executive control in individuals with stroke-induced aphasia. Brain and Language, 45, 253-275.
Rapcsak, S.Z., Beeson, P.M., and Rubens, A.B. (1991). Writing with the right hemisphere. Brain and Language, 41, 510-530.
 

Newsletters

Henry, M.L. & Beeson, P.M. (2006). Primary progressive aphasia and semantic dementia. ASHA Special Interest Division #2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 16 (1), 21-27
 

Media Presentations and Participation

Telerounds Presenter: Beeson, P.M. (2001, October). Writing treatment for severe aphasia. Telerounds Program #61, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Telerounds Presenter: Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (1995, February). Chronic Broca's aphasia: Evidence for right hemisphere language. Telerounds Program #22, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Telerounds Presenter: Beeson, P.M. & Holland, A.L. (1994, September). Aphasia groups: An approach to long-term rehabilitation. Telerounds Program #19, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders
 

Recent Conference Presentations

Beeson, P.M. (2012, April). How to maximize recovery in aphasia.  Invited lecture for the Institute for Human Adjustment, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Beeson, P.M. (2012, March). Aphasia workshop 2012: An update in treatments for aphasia, alexia, and agraphia. Professional workshop at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Beeson, P.M. (2011, June). Aphasia rehabilitation: An update for the practicing clinician. Invited workshop at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILL.
Beeson, P.M. (2011, April). An update on treatment approaches for aphasia, alexia, and agraphia. Invited workshop at the Annual Convention of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Oceanview, New Jersey.
Beeson, P.M. (2010, October). Maximizing communication with individuals with progressive aphasia. Invited speaker at the 7th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Indianapolis, IN
Beeson, P.M. (2010, April). Evidence-based treatment approaches for aphasia, alexia, and agraphia.  Invited full-day workshop at the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association Spring Convention.
 

Current Funded Research

Principal Investigator: Developing an Evidence-Based Treatment Continuum for Spoken and Written Language. RO1 DC007646 Grant from National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (2011-2016).
Principal Investigator: Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. Developing Evidence-Based Treatments for Agraphia. RO1 DC007646 Grant from National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (2005-2010).
Co-Principal Investigator: Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. Cognitive Mechanisms and Neural Substrates of Written Language Processing. RO1 Grant funded by National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (2006-2009).