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Communication Disorders

College of Health Sciences


Erin J. Bush, PhD, CCC-SLP

Photo showing Dr. Erin J. BushAssistant Professor
Neurogenic Communication Disorders
 
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2011
M.S. Ed., University of Nebraska Kearney, 2003
B.A., University of Wyoming, 2000
B.S., University of Wyoming, 2000

ebush1@uwyo.edu • (307) 766-5795 • Health Sciences Room 247D   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Bush specializes in neurogenic communication disorders. Her main research interests entail the cognitive bases that underlie acquired language and cognitive communication challenges. Her research has focused on the effect that traumatic brain injury has on survivors’ communication needs; specifically, regarding education, vocation, and community reintegration. Dr. Bush has conducted quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods projects, and is specifically interested in qualitative and mixed methodologies.

 

Teaching Areas: 

  • Aphasia
  • TBI
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • Neurological Basis of Communication
  • Motor Speech
  • Language Disorders across the Lifespan

 

Affiliations & Associations:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA Special Interest Group 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech

Mixed Methods International Research Association

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)

Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

Publications:

Refereed Journals

Singh, R. L., Bush, E. J., Hidecker. M. J. C., Carrico, C. (in press). Considering healthcare needs in a rural Parkinson disease community. Progress in community health partnerships: Research, education, and action.

Bush, E. J., Singh, R. S., Kooienga, S. (2019). Lived experiences of a community: Merging phenomenology and community-based participatory research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 1–12. doi: 10.1177/1609406919875891

Pelatti, C. Y., Bush, E. J., Farquharson, K., Schneider-Cline, W., Harvey, J., & Carter, M. W. (2019). Speech-language pathologists’ comfort providing intervention to children with traumatic brain injury: Results from a national survey. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advanced online publication. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-0029

Schneider-Cline, W., Bush, E. J., McKelvey, M. (2019). Using the OSU TBI-ID method for screening rural, older adults: A mixed methods feasibility study. Brain Injury 33(7), 899-915. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2019.1606450

Beck, D. L., Larsen, D. R., Bush, E. J. (2018). Speech in noise: Hearing loss, neurocognitive disorders, aging, traumatic brain injury and more. Journal of Otolaryngol-ENT Research, 10(4), 195‒201. doi: 10.15406/joentr.2018.10.00344

Bush, E. J., Singh, R. L., Hidecker, M. C., & Carrico, C. P. (2018). Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups in Rural America: Barriers, Resources, and Opportunities. The Qualitative Report23(6), 1381-1400. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss6/8 

Singh, R. S., Scott, H., Krueger, K., Bush, E. J. (2018). Healthcare engagement and encounters in a rural state: A focus group study. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy, 9(1), https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v9i1.944

Bush, E.J., Hux, K., Guetterman, T., & McKelvey, M.L. (2016). The diverse vocational experiences of five individuals returning to work after severe brain injury: A qualitative inquiry. Brain Injury, 30(4), 422-436.

Tillman, D. R., Bush, E. J., Hof, D. D. (2016). Traumatic brain injury and counselor preparation: A survey of practicing counselors and graduate students. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas

Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Evans, K., & Simanek, G. (2013). Misconceptions about traumatic brain injury among students preparing to be special education professionals. Support for Learning, 28(3), 109-114.

Bush, E. J., Hux, K., Zickefoose, S., Simanek, G., Holmberg, M., & Henderson, A. (2011). Learning and study strategies of students with traumatic brain injury: A mixed method study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(3), 231-250.

Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Zickefoose, S., Holmberg, M., Henderson, A., & Simanek, G. (2010). Exploring the study skills and accommodations used by college student survivors of traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 24(1), 13-26.

Other Publications & Chapters

Bush, E.J., & Burge, E.A. (2016). The effectiveness of academic accommodations for school-age students with traumatic brain injury. EBP Briefs, 10(4), 1-8. [Student author: Burge]

Bush, E. J., & Funk, T. (2011). Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and Dysphagia. In Karen Hux (Ed.), Assisting survivors of traumatic brain injury: The role of speech-language pathologists (2nd ed.) (2nd Edition ed., pp. 255-290). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Mentored Student Research Presentations (Last 4 years)

National

Kropkowski, K., Cox, J., Dietz, W., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Singh, R., & Piccorelli, A. Allied Health Care Use by People with Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Trujillo, H. & Bush, E. J. Graduate Student Perspectives on Service Delivery Through Telepractice. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Trujillo, H., Kunitz, C., Bush, E. J., Farquharson Schneider-Cline Pelatti, C. Y., Harvey, J. Speech Language Pathologists' Experiences with Serving Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Bartels, M., Bush, E. J., Wallace, S. Interprofessional Education Grand Rounds: Participants' Satisfaction and Self-Confidence. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Cox, J., Kropkowski, K., Walcher, A. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R., Nybonn, J., Kunitz, C., & Ostlund, A. Patients' Perspectives on Telepractice Delivery of Allied Healthcare for Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Dollerschell, H., Shelley, J., Dietz, W., Kunitz, C., Ostlund, A., Bush, E. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R. Providers' Experiences with Delivering Telepractice for People with Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Hansen, S., Walcher, A. J., Heald, E., Haun, M., Bartels, M., Trujillo, H., Snyder, H., Hidecker, M. J. C., & Bush, E. J. The Use of Telehealth with Older Adults: A Scoping Review. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).

Hight, H., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Singh, R., Piccorelli, A. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Parkinson's Telehealth Feasibility Study: Confessions of a Research Assistant”. ASHA Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (November 2018).

Petres, C., Kellar, C., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Krueger, B., Hardesty, C. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Benefits of ECHO: Decreasing Isolation for Wyoming Speech-Language Pathologists”. ASHA Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (November 2018).

Bradshaw, K., Cilo, L., Stevens, A., Bush, E. J. (Author and Presenter), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Increasing Meaningful participation in a therapeutic book Club for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury," ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA. (November 2017).

Adams, K. (Author & Presenter), Singh, R.L. (Author), Bush, E.J. (Author & Presenter), Cooley Hidecker, M.J.C. (Author & Presenter), American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, “Needs and Barriers in Parkinson’s disease Communities: An Interprofessional Approach”, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2016).

Regional

Cox, J., Kropkowski, K., Walcher, A. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R., Nybonn, J., Kunitz, C., & Ostlund, A. Patients' perspectives on telepractice delivery of allied health care for Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019).

Dollerschell, H., Shelley, J., Dietz, W., Kunitz, C., Ostlund, A., Bush, E., Hidecker, M. J. C., Annalisa Piccorelli, A. Reshmi Singh, R. Providers' experiences with delivering telepractice for people with Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019). 

Hutchinson, A., & Bush, E. J. Developing an Online Support Group for Survivors of Brain Injuries and Strokes: Increasing Rural Access. Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA) Annual Convention, Casper, WY. (October 2019).

Kropkowski, K., Cox, J., Dietz, W., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E., Singh, R., & Piccorelli, A. Patients' perspectives on telepractice delivery of allied health care for Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019). 

Hight, H., Heald, E., & Bush, E. J. (Author and Presenter) “Implementing Routine rural Screening of Older Adults for Traumatic Brain Injury,” Intermountain Area Speech & Hearing (IMASH) Convention, Boise, ID. (October, 2017). [Data-based; student presentation: Hight & Heald]

Kellar, C., Adams, K., Marsh, M., Bush, E.J. (Author and Presenter) “Existing Healthcare & Possibilities in a Rural Parkinson’s Disease Community,” Intermountain Area Speech & Hearing (IMASH) Convention, Boise, ID. (October, 2017). [Data-based; student presentation: Kellar, Adams, & Marsh]

 

 

 

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