School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Diane Garst M. Walsh

Senior Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Diane Garst Walsh is involved in teaching, clinical supervision, and research projects in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She teaches undergraduate classes in communication disorders, communication sciences, and neural basis of communication, and a special methods course in dementia for graduate students. Walsh is a speech language pathologist whose clinical interest areas include adults with dementia, neurogenic communication disorders, and adults with disabilities. Her research interests include motor speech disorders, language in aphasia, and language in aging veterans of World War II. Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her master’s degree from UT Dallas.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Ulatowska, H., Reyes, B., Olea-Santos, T., Garst, D., Vernon, J., Mak, K, & Graham, K. (accepted). Production and comprehension in aphasia: Gains and pitfalls in using macrostructure tasks in Aesop's fables. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

Ulatowska, H., Reyes, B., Olea-Santos, T., Garst, D., Vernon, J. & McArthur, J. (in-press) Personal narratives in aphasia: Understanding narrative competence. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

McNeil, M., Katz, W., Fossett, T., Garst, D., Szuminsky, N., Carter, G., & Lim, K. (2010). Effects of on-line augmented kinematic and perceptual feedback on treatment of speech movement in apraxia of speech. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 62, 127-33.

Katz, W., McNeil, M. & Garst, D. (2010). Treating apraxia of speech (AOS) with EMA-supplied visual augmented feedback. Aphasiology, 24, 826-837.