Recent Publications

. Examining Factors Influencing the Viability of Automatic Acoustic Analysis of Child Speech. JSLHR, 2018.

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. Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus parameter optimization for vowel acoustics and speech intelligibility in Parkinson's disease. JSLHR, 2018.

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. Effects of multi-talker noise on the acoustics of voiceless stop consonants in Parkinson's disease. In WISSLR, 2016.

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. Automatic forced alignment on child speech: Directions for improvement. In POMA, 2015.

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Projects

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Media

Read/watch/listen to me describing some of my work.

R-Ladies #LdnOnt

Information about meetups and links to workshop materials.

AutoVOT

Trainable algorithm for automatic measurement of voice onset time.

Praat Scripts

A subset of Praat scripts I have written for various purposes.

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I gave an intro workshop on ggplot (“Figuring out Figures in R”) for our R-Ladies #LdnOnt crew at the end of October. Those materials are online now in various forms: The slides themselves Github repo containing the source code to the slides, the data, and an .R script including some of the code we played around with Google Drive folder containing everything you can find at our GitHub (trying to be cross-platform friendly, here!

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A list of resources I am finding helpful for preparing to write a dissertation in RMarkdown. Lucy D’Agostino McGowan’s incredibly helpful toolkit & blogpost: “One year to dissertate” Rosanna van Hepen’s blog series on writing a thesis with RMarkdown My presentation at our R-Ladies #LndOnt chapter meet up on using RMarkdown for writing articles (more useful links in the presentation) Angela Li’s twitter thread of how she used RMarkdown for thesis writing Curtis Miller’s blog post on how tips for organizing R projects RStudio community thread on recommendations for writing a dissertation in RMarkdown/RStudio NB: If you found this list by clicking on the link in my reply to this thread, I apologize for the circular nature of this link!

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As seems to be habit now, this post turned out a lot longer than I meant for it to. Quick links: Check out Joseph Stachelek's helpful tutorial to implement this yourself (trust me, despite the upcoming wall of text, I made very, very few actual changes to his original implementation, so you should just go straight there for the how-to) Check out my finished project here Saving tweets for later: Hacky at best When I come across a tweet containing information I would like future-me to take note of, I have a rather inelegant set of strategies for making sure it stays accessible (god forbid I merely rely on remembering; if it’s not down on an externally stored list somewhere outside my brain, it will never see the light of day again):

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It’s been just about a week since the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Conference. Clinical researchers in speech-pathology and audiology from all across Canada came to take part in three days of talks, poster presentations, product demos, and planning meetings. Because the conference is so large, there tend to be several overlapping sessions at once. There’s pretty much something there for everyone, but there’s also a good chance that you’ll be torn between attending two sessions that overlap and have to choose one.

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This past Tuesday we had our second R-Ladies #LdnOnt meet up of the year. The topic was using R Markdown to generate summary reports and manuscripts, led by yours truly. The original purpose of this post was to merely alert you, dear readers (all three of you) to the existence of the materials for this workshop, which are now posted online on our Github… ⚠️ Consider this a warning that all that lies ahead for the remainder of this post is narrative text; all useful links and tidbits related to the main title of this post can be found at the link above.

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