Kirrie J. Ballard, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
Communication Sciences & Disorders University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia 
Area:
Speech Motor Control and Learning, Acquired and Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Neuroimaging, Prosody (Lexical Stress) development and disorders
Website:
http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/about/people/profiles/kirrie.ballard.php
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Bio:

Associate Professor Ballard completed her undergraduate degree at University of Queensland in 1983 and worked primarily as a paediatric speech pathologist in Queensland and New South Wales until moving to the USA in 1992. She completed a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (1994) and PhD (1997) at Northwestern University in Illinois and went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Voice and Speech at University of Iowa. Associate Professor Ballard has held academic positions in the Speech Pathology departments of Indiana University and the University of Iowa.

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Kamminga J, Leslie FVC, Hsieh S, et al. (2016) Syntactic comprehension deficits across the FTD-ALS continuum Neurobiology of Aging. 41: 11-18
Leyton CE, Cassidy B, Villemagne VL, et al. (2016) Divergent Network Patterns of Amyloid-β Deposition in Logopenic and Amnestic Alzheimer's Disease Presentations Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 1: 24-31
Ballard KJ, Azizi L, Duffy JR, et al. (2015) A predictive model for diagnosing stroke-related apraxia of speech. Neuropsychologia
Taswell C, Villemagne VL, Yates P, et al. (2015) 18F-FDG PET Improves Diagnosis in Patients with Focal-Onset Dementias. Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 56: 1547-53
New AB, Robin DA, Parkinson AL, et al. (2015) Altered resting-state network connectivity in stroke patients with and without apraxia of speech. Neuroimage. Clinical. 8: 429-39
Leyton CE, Hodges JR, McLean CA, et al. (2015) Is the logopenic-variant of primary progressive aphasia a unitary disorder? Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior. 67: 122-33
Ballard KJ, Wambaugh JL, Duffy JR, et al. (2015) Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: A Systematic Review of Intervention Research between 2004 and 2012. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Murray E, McCabe P, Ballard KJ. (2015) A Randomized Controlled Trial for Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech Comparing Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment and the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme-Third Edition. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : Jslhr. 58: 669-86
Blyth KM, McCabe P, Madill C, et al. (2015) Speech and swallow rehabilitation following partial glossectomy: A systematic review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 17: 401-10
Murray E, McCabe P, Heard R, et al. (2015) Differential diagnosis of children with suspected childhood apraxia of speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : Jslhr. 58: 43-60
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