Primary Research Interests:
Cleft Palate Speech Assessment, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Assessment, Speech Intelligibility, Acoustics of VPI Speech, Ultrasound Biofeedback Treatment
Dr. Hashemi Hosseinabad is an assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. Dr. Hashemi H research program has two active lines of research that focus on advancing the understanding of the principal characteristics of speech in individuals with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. The first line of work focuses on understanding the factors affecting the intelligibility measurement of VPI speech. The second research program takes a diverse approach to studying persistent speech disorders in children with cleft palate, emphasizing persistent errors caused by co-occurring conditions like syndromic conditions and other pervasive developmental disorders. Dr. Hashemi H combines complementary measures such as acoustic-based and visual tools to assess/treat speech disorders in individuals with cleft palate.
Dr. Hashemi Hosseinabad received her Ph.D. in speech and hearing science, at the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a Masters in speech language pathology from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hashemi H is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologist. She has over 14 years of experience working with children with cleft palate and VPI.