Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Laura W. Plexico

Laura W. Plexico

Laura W. Plexico

Contact

1199A Haley Center
(334) 844-9620
lwp0002@auburn.edu
Lab Website

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Memphis 2002-2006
  • M.A. The University of Memphis 2000-2002
  • B.S. The University of Montevallo 1996-2000

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Laura W. Plexico
Professor and Department Chair

Major Research areas

Fluency Disorders; Speech Science; Counseling

Classes Taught

  • CMDS 4530 Fluency Disorders
  • CMDS 7860 Speech Science
  • CMDS 7700 Clinical Problem Solving I
  • CMDS 7720 Clinical Problem Solving II
  • CMDS 7740 Clinical Problem Solving III

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • Duke, E.*, Plexico, L. W., Sandage, M. J., & Hoch, M. (in press) The effect of traditional singing warm-up versus semi-occluded vocal tract exercises on the acoustic parameters of singing voice, Journal of Voice.
  • Sandage, M. J., Plexico, L. W., & Schiwitz, A. C*. (in press) Clinical utility of CAPE-V sentences for determination of speaking fundamental frequency, Journal of Voice.
  • McAlpine, A.*, Plexico, L. W., Plumb, A. & Cleary, J. (2014) Prosodic differences observed in young children with autism spectrum disorders, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 41, 120-132.
  • Plexico, L.W., Plumb, A. & Beachum, J.* (2013) Teacher knowledge, perceptions, and management of school aged children and adolescents who stutter, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 23(2), 39-53.
  • Plumb, A. & Plexico, L. W. (2013) Autism spectrum disorders: Experience, training, and confidence levels of school-based speech-language pathologists, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 44 (1), 89-104.
  • Plumb, A. & Plexico, L. W. (in press) School-based SLPs’ training & confidence with autism spectrum disorders, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Plexico, L. W. & Burrus, A. E. (2012). Coping with a child who stutters: A phenomenological analysis, Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37(4), 275-288.
  • Plexico, L. W. & Sandage, M. J. (2012) Influence of vowel selection on determination of PTP, Journal of Voice, 26(5), 673.e8.
  • Kelly, R. J. & Plexico, L. W. (2012). A phenomenological understanding of couples living with hearing loss, Manuscript submitted to the Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech Language and Hearing, 15(2), 145-160.
  • Faver, K. Y., Plexico, L. W., & Sandage, M. J. (2012). Influence of syllable train length and performance end effects on estimation of phonation threshold pressure, Journal of Voice, 26(1), 18-23.
  • Plexico, L. W., Sandage, M. J., & Faver, K. Y. (2011). Assessment of phonation threshold pressure: A critical review and clinical implications, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 348-366.
  • Plexico, L. W. & Sandage, M. J. (2011). A mindful approach to stuttering intervention, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 21, 43-49.

Books

  • Pindzola, R. H., Plexico, L. W. & Haynes, W. O. Diagnosis and Evaluation in Speech Pathology (9th ed). Pearson Publishing

Presentations:

  • Ofe, E., Plumb, A.M., Plexico, L.W., & Haak, N.J. (November, 2014). Perceptions of Bullying of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Duke, E. Plexico, L.W. Sandage, M. J. & Hoch, M. (November, 2014). Acoustic Effects of Traditional Warm-Up Versus Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Phillips, D. E. & Plexico, L. W. (2012, November). Supervisory expectations and needs of graduate student clinicians. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Plexico, L. W. & Phillips, D. E. (2011, November). The effect of training on student clinician anxiety. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Plumb, A. & Plexico, L. W. (2011, November). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relationship Between Experience, Training, and Confidence. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Schiwitz, A., & Plexico, L. W. (2011, November). Effect of task type on speaking fundamental frequency. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Plexico, L. W. & Sandage, M. J. (2011, November). Influence of consonant-vowel sequence on assessment of phonation threshold pressure. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Plexico, L. W., Phillips, D. E., & Moran, M. (2010, November). Developing a “virtual patient” interview training tool: Preliminary steps. Poster session presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Plexico, L. W. (July, 2011) The role of the therapeutic alliance in stuttering therapy. Invited paper presented at National Stuttering Association Applied Research Symposium: Mapping a Plan for the future, Fort Worth, TX.

Grant Funded Research

  • Plexico, L. W., Sandage, M. J., Patel, R. & Kluess, H Multisystem measurements of hormonal influence on voice production National Institute of Health (NICDC) R03DC013664-01A1 August 2014, Received $457,644

Last Updated: March 19, 2020