Academic curriculum vita

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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

PhD    University of Arizona, Speech and Hearing Sciences                                           August 1990

            Dissertation: Memory Impairment Associated with Stroke and Aphasia 

MS      University of Kansas, Speech Pathology                                                              August 1976

            Thesis: The Effect of Gestural Training on the Acquisition of Lexical Items 

BS       University of Kansas, Speech Pathology, with honors                                         May 1975

 

Professional Employment

 

2011 - present    Professor and Head
                           Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, 
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

2009 - present    Professor
                           Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences and Dept. of Neurology, U of Arizona

2001-2009          Associate Professor
                           
Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences and Dept. of Neurology, U of Arizona

2000-2001          Associate Research Scientist
                           National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, 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

1990-1994          Research Speech-Language Pathologist
                           Rehab Institute of Tucson

1984‑1986          Program Coordinator
                           American Indian Professional Training Program in Speech Pathology & Audiology
                           University of Arizona

1982‑1984          Clinical Supervisor and Academic Tutor
                           American Indian Professional Training Program in Speech Pathology & Audiology
                           University of Arizona

1976‑1979          Speech‑Language Pathologist
                           Alaska Crippled Children and Adults Speech and Language Center
                           Fairbanks, Alaska
                           Instructor, Speech Pathology, University of Alaska – Fairbanks

 

Honors and Awards

2012         Distinguished Career Teaching Award, College of Science, University of Arizona

2009         Outstanding Mentor Award from the Graduate & Professional Student Association, University of Arizona 

2008         Elected to Board of Directors, Pima Council on Aging

2006         Keynote Speaker, International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Sheffield, England

2006         Award of Appreciation from University of Arizona Chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

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 Coordinator of 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

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology
     American Speech Language Hearing Association, 1977

Board Certified, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in Neurologic 
     Communication Disorders in Adults, 1994

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

 

 

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. (2017). Acquired dysgraphias: Mechanisms of writing. In A. Raymer and L. Gonzalez Rothi (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders.

Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2015). Neuroanatomical correlates of spelling and writing. In A.E. Hillis (Ed.). Handbook on adult language disorders, 2nd Edition (pp. 87-116). New York: Psychology Press.

Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2015). Clinical diagnosis and treatment of spelling disorders. In A. E. Hillis (Ed.). Handbook on adult language disorders, 2nd Edition (pp. 117-138). New York: Psychology Press.

Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2011). Alexia. In the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 77-83). NY: Springer-Verlag. Kreutzer, J., DeLuca, J., & Caplan, B. (Eds.). NY: Springer-Verlag.

Beeson, P.M. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2011). Agraphia. In the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Kreutzer, J., DeLuca, J., & Caplan, B. (Eds.) (pp. 55-60). NY: Springer-Verlag.

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. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2010). Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of writing disorders. In J. Gurd, Kischka, and J. Marshall (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, Second Edition (pp. 323-348). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

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.

 

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.
 

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).