Yu-kyong Choe, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Disorders
University of Massachusetts Amherst
358 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9296
ychoe@comdis.umass.edu
413-545-4297


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (* Student Author)

Choe, Y., Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, & Grupen, R.A. (2013). Multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation delivered by a humanoid robot: Interaction between speech and physical therapies. Aphasiology, 27 (3), 252-270. [Media coverage: see articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8]

Jung, H.*, Choe, Y., Baird, J.*, & Grupen, R.A. (2012). A follow-up on humanoid-mediated stroke rehabilitation. Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 159-160. Acceptance rate: 25%. ACM/IEEE online link and pdf.

Choe, Y., Liss, M., Azuma, T., & Mathy, P. (2012). Evidence of cue use and performance differences in deciphering dysarthric speech.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131 (2), EL112-EL118.

Choe, Y., & Stanton, K.* (2011). The effect of visual cues provided by computerized aphasia treatment. Aphasiology, 25 (9), 983-997.

Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, Choe, Y., & Grupen, R.A. (2011). Upper-extremity physical therapy for stroke patients using a general purpose robot. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 270-275. IEEE Digital Library online link and pdf.

Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, Choe, Y., & Grupen, R.A. (2011). Upper-limb exercises for stroke patients through the direct engagement of an embodied agent. Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 157-158. Acceptance rate: 22%. ACM/IEEE online link and pdf.    

Choe, Y., Azuma, T., & Mathy, P. (2010). The use of computers and augmentative and alternative communication devices in independent naming practice: Three single-case studies. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18 (2), 12-26.

Choe, Y., Azuma, T., Mathy, P., Liss, J.M., & Edgar, J. (2007). The effect of home computer practice on naming in individuals with non-fluent aphasia and verbal apraxia. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15 (4), 407-421.

 

CONFERENCE PODIUM PRESENTATIONS (* Student Author)

Mosall, A.*, Choe, Y., Cronin, M.*, & Massery, M.* (2012, November). Effortful vs. errorless learning in computer-mediated home treatment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.  

Halsall, K.*, Hall, N.*, Choe, Y., & Andrianopoulos, M. (2012, November). School professionals' perceptions of preparedness for AAC intervention. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.  

Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, Choe, Y., & Grupen, R.A. (2011, July). Upper-Extremity Physical Therapy for StrokePatients Using a General Purpose Robot. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Atlanta, GA.

Choe, Y., Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, & Grupen, R.A. (2011, May). Interdisciplinary Stroke Rehabilitation Delivered by a Humanoid Robot: Simultaneous vs. Alternating Therapy Schedules. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

Choe, Y., Liss, J., Azuma, T., Lotto, A., & Mathy, P. (2010, March). Individual differences in perceptual strategies. Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, GA.

Liss, J., Spitzer, S., Lansford, K., Choe, Y., Kennerley, K., & Caviness, J. (2008, March). Examining intelligibility deficits in ALS and Huntington’s disease. Conference on Motor Speech, Monterey, CA.

Choe, Y., Mathy, P., & Azuma, T. (2005, November). Computer and AAC device for independent naming practice by individuals with chronic non-fluent aphasia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA.  

 

CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATIONS (* Student Author)

Jung, H.*, Takahashi, T.*, Choe, Y., Grupen, R.A., Baird, J., & Foster, T. (2012, October). Towards extended virtual presence of the therapist in stroke rehabilitation. Northeast Robotics Colloquium, Cambridge, MA.

Choe, Y. (2012, May). Visual reliance and visual advantage. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Jung, H.*, Choe, Y., Baird, J.*, & Grupen, R.A. (2012, March). A follow-up on humanoid-mediated stroke rehabilitation. Seventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, MA.

Jung, H.*, Baird, J.*, Choe, Y., & Grupen, R.A. (2011, March). Upper-limb exercises for stroke patients through the direct engagement of an embodied agent. Sixth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hall, N.*, Andrianapoulos, M., & Choe, Y. (2010, November). Training graduate students to support individuals using AAC devices. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Hall, N.*, Andrianapoulos, M., & Choe, Y. (2010, July). Supporting students using augmentative and alternative communication in the schools. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools, Las Vegas, NV.

Choe, Y., & Stanton, K.* (2010, May). The effect of visual cues provided by computerized aphasia treatment. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Isle of Palms, SC. 

Choe, Y., Azuma, T., Liss, J., Lotto, A., & Mathy, P. (2009, November). Individual differences in understanding speech. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Liss, J.M., White, L., Spitzer, S., Mattys, S., Lansford, K., Choe, Y., Kennerley, K., & Caviness, J. (2007, June). Quantifying rhythm deficits in the dysarthrias. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT.

Liss, J.M., White, L., Spitzer, S., Mattys, S., Lansford, K., Choe, Y., Kennerley, K., & Caviness, J. (2007, April). Speech rhythm deficits in dysarthria. Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations Conference, University of Reading, UK.

Ingram, K., Choe, Y., Mathy, P., & Azuma, T. (2006, November). Clients’ utilization and satisfaction with intensive therapy in aphasia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL.

Choe., Y., Mathy, P., Azuma, T, Liss, J.M., & Edgar, J. (2004, November). Effect of computer-mediated training on naming performance by individuals with aphasia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Choe, Y., Mathy, P., & Azuma, T. (2004, May). Treatment effect of computer and AAC device practice on naming in aphasia. Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Tucson, AZ.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2013    Fellowship to Attend the Lessons for Success Workshop, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association & National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
2007    Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Arizona State University
2005    Student Research Travel Awards, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2004    Marilyn Miller Quintana Moline Scholarship, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
2003    Clinical Achievement Award, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
2003    Student Clinical Award, Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2002    Clinical Achievement Award, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University