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Dr. Amanda Stead, PHD
Amanda Stead is an assistant professor in the College of Education in the
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her PhD was completed at
Louisiana State University in 2011 with a focus on the relationship between
language, assessment, and Alzheimer's Disease. Her passion for working with
dementia patients comes from personal family experience and from her
experiences in long-term care settings. It is her personal goal to educate
students and the community about the important role speech-language
pathologists play in the care of dementia patients.
In addition to teaching a course in progressive illness and
dementia, Dr. Stead teaches graduate courses in communication and aging,
counseling and aphasia. She was recently awarded a teaching award from the
Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2013). Her current research
examines the relationships between technology, discourse, aging and dementia.
It is her hope to develop more patient-friendly assessments of memory and
language to minimize patient distress and increase clinical preparedness.
Adults: The Who's, What's, When's, Where's, Why's & How's
Dementia in a
Nutshell: Background, Behavior Management, and Communication Strategies